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The world’s greatest commutes

The world’s greatest commutes

David Whitley June 28, 2015 Comments Off on The world’s greatest commutes

For most of us, the commute into work involves a miserable crush in a crowded train carriage, face into an obese man’s armpit, knees thwacking into umbrellas and eyebrows dicing with paper cuts from

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The food of Chicago: Deep dish and dogs

The food of Chicago: Deep dish and dogs

David Whitley February 28, 2014 Comments Off on The food of Chicago: Deep dish and dogs

David Whitley heads out to confront his prejudices about Chicago’s two most notorious foodstuffs. It looks grungy as hell.  The walls of Gino’s East are covered in graffiti. But that, it seems, is encouraged.

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The Chicago River by kayak

The Chicago River by kayak

David Whitley January 30, 2014 Comments Off on The Chicago River by kayak

David Whitley heads through the often ignored reaches of the Chicago River on the way to viewing the world’s coolest skyline from the best position imaginable. It’s not the Chicago I was expecting. The

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Chicago: The best city in the US

Chicago: The best city in the US

David Whitley December 11, 2012 Comments Off on Chicago: The best city in the US

David Whitley hits Chicago, and dearly wishes he could hit it for longer. Before I’d even ventured above ground, I felt that I was going to regret only having four days in Chicago. The

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The best way of exploring Chicago’s architecture

The best way of exploring Chicago’s architecture

David Whitley October 9, 2012 Comments Off on The best way of exploring Chicago’s architecture

If the view from the Willis Tower in Chicago is a disappointment, try a tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation for a different perspective. If there is one cast-iron way to induce disappointment in

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Boy cities vs girl cities

Boy cities vs girl cities

David Whitley October 2, 2012 4

I’m recently back from Berlin, a city I regard as by far my favourite in Europe. I love the combination of history and attitude. It’s the sort of place where you’ll head out at

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American beer is the best in the world: The myth of crap US beer

American beer is the best in the world: The myth of crap US beer

David Whitley September 2, 2012 Comments Off on American beer is the best in the world: The myth of crap US beer

David Whitley discovers that the craft beer movement in the United States has hit the mainstream, and suspects there might not be a better country for drinking in. The magic of sitting at a

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Chicago, USA | Free City Guide

Chicago, USA | Free City Guide

David Whitley August 31, 2012 Comments Off on Chicago, USA | Free City Guide

The Al Capone era gangster chic has long gone, replaced by arguably the most stunning architecture on earth and a roaring food scene. Chicago’s brilliant. Just go, OK? CHICAGO SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS Chicago Icons

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