Episode 44 – Greetings from Chicago

This is the seventh and final episode of my original travel podcast series, Boarding Call.  It was originally published on May 28, 2015.

On this Episode :

We explore the windy city – Chicago – over the course of the Memorial Day Weekend, 2015.  This includes a stop at Giordano’s – a Chicago institution, famous for its stuffed pizza. (They ship pizzas anywhere in the United States starting for around $60.)  We also visit The Signature Room Lounge at the John Hancock Center, which offers great views of the city all for the cost of a drink at the bar. Alternatively, you can spend about $10 more and get access to the building’s public observatory a couple floors below.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (not “Society” like I accidentally said in the podcast) offers nearly 90 tours of the city, including its popular river cruise operated in conjunction with First Lady Cruises. Our tour guide Steve Gersten was a wealth of knowledge and made the 90-minute journey down the Chicago River a great experience!

Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s most popular tourist attractions. While I didn’t spend much time there, the views of Lake Michigan are fantastic.

The Loop is a business district which is starting to develop more of a nightlife according to locals I talked with. I stayed at Central Loop Hotel / Club Quarters during this visit.

Finally, if you really want to get bumped from a flight, Johnny Jet’s article has some good advice. Sadly, it didn’t work out for me this time.

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