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Category Archive: USA

Views of Chicago: Skydeck Chicago (Willis Tower)

Four of the six tallest buildings in the United States are located in the city of Chicago and the tallest of them all is the famous Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), which stands at 1451 feet tall. Within the Willis […]

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Don’t Ever Look Back vs. Traditional Chicago-Style Food

Chicago is one of many US cities we visited that was famous for its traditional foods and although these dishes may be partly responsible for us putting on weight, you can’t spend any time in Chi-Town without eating some Chicago-style […]

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Sucked In By American Reality TV

Before we departed on our round-the-world trip, we vowed to reduce the amount of time watching television and instead be more productive during our down time. However when you’re in a country where the average television has over 100 channels, […]

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Views of Chicago: John Hancock Observatory

The John Hancock Observatory in Chicago is the sixth-tallest building in the United States and was the tallest building constructed in Chicago in the 1960’s. It’s located in arguably the best section of the city for tourists, part of the Magnificent Mile […]

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A Beluga Whale Interaction – The Highlight Of Our Journey So Far

One question often asked by family and friends is “what’s been the highlight of your trip so far?”. We take a few seconds to consider our answer – swimming with sharks was amazing, spending a day at Disneyland was tremendous fun […]

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Photo Essay: San Francisco’s Castro District

Welcome to The Castro District of San Francisco, better known to many as the gay capital of the world. Homosexualized during the gay liberation movement of the 1960’s and 70’s, The Castro is home to LGBT history, rainbow flags, the […]

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A Trampoline Workout Class in San Francisco

There’s a hidden gem in San Francisco located within a historic airplane hangar in The Presidio. Yes, it involves flying – but you’re going to be just a few feet above the ground with this adventure because The House of […]

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Feeding Giraffes at Woodland Park Zoo

When visiting Santa Barbara Zoo in 2009, we discovered that they offered giraffe feedings twice a day. Unfortunately for the two of us, we arrived late in the afternoon and missed the second feeding session by only a few minutes. […]

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