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Global travel blog that features travel stories on living, traveling and growing up in cities, villages and towns around the world!

Chicago, Illinois: Urban Crime, Mayhem and Metropolitan Beauty

My father is from Mississippi and my mother grew up in Chicago, both lived in unforgiving environments. My grandmother (father’s mother) moved to Chicago in the 1960’s when many black folks from the south were relocating north for a better life. It seems that when she arrived here she got very comfortable because she sank […]

Wilmette, Illinois: Images of Childhood

The memories of Wilmette that stick with me most are images of the physical environment: Lake Michigan, prairies and the architecture of Chicago. Lake Michigan is the most prominent of these for its sheer size, containing as it does all the majesty of the ocean without the salt and tumult. For us, Lake Michigan was […]