Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our 92nd week! Each week, some ActiveRain bloggers are spotlighted to take us somewhere we may not have been on some kind of virtual travel (and it doesn't cost a dime!). Here is the purpose:
to enjoy the ride"
"take a trip without even leaving the farm"
"expand your horizons"
"see through someone else's eyes"
and hopefully much more!
I've dropped the weekly Tuesday Travelogue ball, because real estate has been crazy-busy and I've been TRAVELING!!! Woohoo!!!
Since Chicago, Cleveland and New York City were my three destinations, I need to spotlight those (because, it's MY Tuesday Travelogue and I'm the driver of the bus, so I can choose where we're going)!!
Even though we've missed it by a few months, Black History Month Chicago-style is brought to you by none other than my favorite Chicago/Illinois blogger, Noah Seidenberg! The VERY well-known Buddy Guy (from Chicago) is highlighted.
As young as my post was (just about a week ago), my brief blog about the view out my hotel window of Chicago (from The Godfrey, the best hotel in Chicago, according to one of my Fishhawk Lake sellers who goes to Chicago monthly for business) was on page 2 of Google. Not great, but not buried, either!!
Onto Cleveland!! (My sister lives there and we were delivering my niece for the summer from Columbia University in Chicago). I found a beautifully photographed localism post about Cleveland Metroparks, which frankly took me by surprise! Chris Olsen shared some really breath-taking views of a Cleveland that I have never had the chance to see. One of the best local park systems in the country--who knew?
Third leg of the trip: New York City!!!! Do you necessarily think Victorian when you think of architecture or decor in New York City?? I don't, but Laura Cerrano introduces us to a foodie place to check out. Lillie's Times Square.
Of COURSE, I have to end with the Queen of New York Design, Joanna Cohlan who showed me the city through her eyes in a few jam-packed days spent visiting her in New York City--the last round of my three-point-turn trip!! She showed me such vast variety that I found my head spinning from all that I was taking in and she had to remind me of the geographical area we were in, because we hit so many. Bright Lights Big City
We saw a jaw-dropping fashion exhibit for the ages, Manus X Machina at The Met and I drooled for hours.
We saw the upper East side, we ate French food with fellow Rainer, Debbie Gartner , saw a broadway show, and we "ubered" it to get back home late that night after an explosion near the subway that'd we just been on hours before!!! Never a dull moment in New York.
Here is another part of New York City that you may not be aware of: gorgeous parks (not just Central, either). Here we are embraced by a giant tree in a park near the Hudson River.
Three places that are vastly different, all unique in their city style, steeped in history and not to be missed if you are looking to travel around the US!
Please don't forget to comment on these blog posts and I hope that you enjoyed all of these virtual travels.