Weekend Getaway to Chicago

Sometimes no matter how much we need a vacation, all we have time for is a quick getaway.  Even I can have a finite about of time I can be out of the office, but adventure beckons and I go on the search for a destination within driving distance of my home in Carmel, Indiana.  Chicago is a great town to explore and re-explore.  Although I have been many times (especially when my children were younger), there always seems to be something new to check out—particularly in the food department.

Recently, The Man and I spent the weekend in Chicago with my stepson.  We were looking for activities that were (hopefully) fun for an almost-twenty year-old.  I booked our Virtuoso preferred property, the Park Hyatt Chicago and reached out to the fabulous hotel concierge for assistance.  The concierge helped me create an entire weekend’s itinerary offering suggestions and giving insight as to what is new in the city and the hours of operation of tours and restaurants. 

 

 

What Happens in Vegas Does Not Stay In Vegas

You’ve heard the saying, “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas,” but for my Travel Agent, Inc. colleagues and I attending our annual luxury travel conference in the City that Never Sleeps, what happens in Vegas comes home to Carmel in a big way!  Our connections, our knowledge, and our newly-sparked creativity comes home to help you, our client.  We want to share our adventures, not just on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but also one-on-one with you, the discerning traveler.  

Each year, our expert advisors attend Virtuoso’s luxury travel conference, Virtuoso Week, held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  At this conference, our advisors meet with hotel owners and general managers, tour operators, tourism offices, and cruise line executives to discover the newest travel options, the best hotel renovations, travel trends, and to solidify our already strong relationships with the Best of the Best in travel worldwide. 

Imagine

Strawberry Fields, the John Lennon memorial is located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th streets.  This 2.5 acre memorial pays tribute to the legendary Beatle who touched millions with his songs and his vision of peace.