13 elements of the new Godfrey Hotel Chicago

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago.

I was recently in Chicago, and had the very good fortune to stay in the brand new Godfrey Hotel Chicago in the city’s River North neighborhood. I hadn’t been to the Windy City in a number of years, and was thrilled to discover a new area—and hotel!—to explore. Here are the 13 elements I loved […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 21, 2014


THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott Rewards Launches Social Media Points Plan Planes nearly collided in Newark Airport approach US Airways Flight to London Forced to Turn Back Because of a Belligerent Passenger Frontier launches 14 new routes from DC Employee who leaked Jay Z, Solange video fired, Standard Hotel says Bill […]

Sweet Home Chicago

Chicago Skyline

Off to the airport with our new ultra-light Bric luggage, my girlfriend and I were excited to travel to Chicago, a place 40 million people visit each year, and a city I once called home. Whenever we travel, I always seem to run into someone I know. Standing at Quik Park LAX, I heard a […]

Chicago To Meet With Gogo


I started off the week by flying 436 miles from Toronto (YYZ) to Chicago on United. I took the 9:41 a.m. flight out, and the pre-clearance U.S. immigration line at YYZ was insanely long. The wait was about an hour and it provoked me to finally apply for a NEXUS pass. It took less than […]

Bahamas to FL-NY/CT-Chicago-L.A.


Greetings! Last week we left off from the Bahamas, and if you are following me on Twitter, then you know that from there I traveled all around the U.S. Highlights included attending my brother’s surprise birthday party in Connecticut and the grand opening of an amazing new luxurious hotel in Chicago. We also have my […]

Chicago, Illinois


When I landed I bought a pasta salad ($3.99) from Ciao Gourmet Market since the yogurt parfait hadn’t filled me up. While downing it and checking emails by the Starbucks, I got a phone call from one of the conference organizers saying my flight to Columbus was canceled due to a big snowstorm inOhio. After […]

L.A. To Chicago On United Airlines


Greetings! If you are following me on Twitter (@JohnnyJet), then you know I was freezing in Chicago and Columbus this week. I have stories from both cities, including my United flights. In addition, my sister Georgie Jet is finishing up part two of her Trafalgar Tours trip to Italy and our newest writer, Melissa Jo […]

Juliet Pennington in Chicago


By: Juliet Pennington A chance opportunity to be an audience member on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” found me spending a few days in the Windy City recently. I’ve been sworn to secrecy by the powers that be at “O” (we had to sign a waiver agreeing to refrain from sharing any part of our experience […]