Category Archives: Travel

Chicago’s Best Dive Bars

Chicago Dive Bars

Fancy cocktails and conceptual decor are great and all, but sometimes you just need a bar with dim lighting and a cheap beer-and-a-shot special. We spend a good amount of our time in these dive bars around town—”diamonds in the rough” if you will—and we can assure you they’ll get the job done. From pleasant, neighborhood […]

How to Find Bed Bugs | Bed Bugs: Get Them Out and Keep Them Out | US EPA

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If you have a bed bug infestation, it is best to find it early, before the infestation becomes established or spreads. Treating a minor infestation, while an inconvenience, is far less costly and easier than treating the same infestation after it becomes more widespread. However, low-level infestations are also much more challenging to find and […]

In reality, you don’t really care about the Great Barrier Reef

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Reality and theory. When it comes to the Great Barrier Reef it’s these two words that stick permanently in my mind. In theory, Australians care about the Great Barrier Reef. Tony Fontes has been diving on the Great Barrier Reef for 40 years.This was demonstrated in a recent James Cook University study in which Australians rated the […]

Boarder wall between the U.S. and Canada?

United States Canadian Boarder

With the attention given to the billions of dollars that would be needed to put up and maintain a wall between the United States and Mexico, something that should come to mind is the boarder between U.S. and Canada. (officially known as the International Boundary). Some have asked the question:   Is there a wall […]

Las Vegas in March

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One of my recent trips to Las Vegas, Nevada. The girl and I get out to Vegas from Chicago quite a bit. While we do like to check in on Mom who lives in the in the greater Vegasland (that can be a thing – like “Chicagoland“… maybe?), of course we’re going to take advantage […]

The Neon Museum in Las Vegas

Riviera Hotel and Casino Sign

  Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha […]

New Vegas Hotel and Casino finally set to open – AP

The Drew Hotel and Casino

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press February 12, 2018 LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the Great Recession, is now scheduled to open in late 2020 […]