The Best Ways to Spend a Day in Chicago

Growing up near Milwaukee, I was only, at maximum, a two hour car or train ride away from the Windy City. As an adult committed to both local and overseas travel, I’ve made a conscious effort to get to know America’s third largest city a bit better. Thankfully, over the past few years, I’ve actually been able to make it down for a few day … Continue reading The Best Ways to Spend a Day in Chicago

Seeing Chicago by Bicycle with Bobby’s Bike Hike

Living only two hours from Chicago, I usually try to visit at least once a year. Some of my most memorable experiences of Chicago include shopping at Christmas time on the Magnificent Mile, seeing the Harry Potter Exposition at the Museum of Science and Industry, attending various theatre productions such as Rent and The Book of Mormon, and taking an architectural boat cruise. I had … Continue reading Seeing Chicago by Bicycle with Bobby’s Bike Hike

Chicago, Illinois: Visa Adventures

When I got accepted to TAPIF back in April, one of the first things I had to prepare for was obtaining a French work visa. I received my arrêté de nomination (Work Contract) at the beginning of June, and then I was able to schedule an appointment online for the end of July. There are only about a dozen French Consulates (embassies) in the United … Continue reading Chicago, Illinois: Visa Adventures