FLY: NEW UNITED NONSTOP CHICAGO-BROWNSVILLE SPI, TX

Chicagoans headed to South Texas this winter will be strolling the beaches hours sooner. That’s because United Airlines launched a new nonstop route between O’Hare International Airport and Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. The inaugural flight took off Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. I was thrilled to be invited for the ride.   So was […]

VOTE FOR THE BEST UPCYCLED FASHIONS AT O’HARE!

(NOTE: The 2018 Fashion Packed Challenge at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago has concluded. Congratulations to the winners–and thanks to everyone who voted!)   Fashion design students launched their creative energies to transform airline discards into wearable chic–and travelers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago get to vote for their fave! It’s a fun and […]

CRUISING THE FOODIE TRAIL ALONG VIRGINIA’S BLUE RIDGE

The culinary scene in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is both varied and inventive. Look for Americana favorites, Southern flavors and ethnic influences. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in Roanoke and beyond:     Fortunato, 104 Kirk Ave., SW, Roanoke VA 24011 Fortunato is the region’s only traditional Italian kitchen and Neapolitan-style pizzaria, and it’s right […]