eating my way around the world

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” --St. Augustine

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States

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24 May 2012

Other stumblings . . .

April 2012 :: Underground Pedway, Chicago

Navigating Chicago's labyrinthine underground corridors, with the occasional pop above ground

February 2012 :: Earth, The Milky Way

Shooting face models for Columbia Pictures' official Men in Black 3 sunglasses launch

February 2012 :: Cloud Gate, Chicago

The amazing Luminous Field light installation visits Chicago's Cloud Gate for one cold week in February

December 2011 :: Pensacola, Florida

Just a few shots outside the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Fly Navy!

December 2011 :: Red Line Subway, Chicago

Stalking the Chicago Transit Authority's official Holiday Train

December 2011 :: Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago

Light sky is dark and the animals are asleep, but the holiday lights have blazed to life at the Lincoln Park Zoo

November 2011 :: Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Every November, over one million Christmas lights light up Chicago's magnificent Michigan Avenue for a truly festive experience

October 2011 :: Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

After dark at the Art Institute of Chicago

October 2011 :: Downtown Chicago, Illinois

Trying my hand at lomography with actual film (!!) using my Fisheye One

October 2011 :: Downtown Chicago, Illinois

For one weekend only, Open House Chicago 2011 provides behind-the-scenes access to many of Chicago's cultural gems

September 2011 :: Lexington, Kentucky

Road-tripping to bourbon and horse country to watch my Florida Gators whip the Kentucky Wildcats

August 2011 :: Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Checking out this really cool south-side museum and the BodyWorlds exhibit

August 2011 :: Chicago, Illinois

My mom visits Chicago for the first time since she lived here in 1972.

August 2011 :: Gold Coast, Chicago

Shooting the Chicago Air and Water Show from my friend's rooftop. If only I had my 200mm lens . . .

August 2011 :: River North, Chicago

Always noticed my neighborhood is quite beautiful, but I don't think I can do it justice.

August 2011 :: Millennium Park, Chicago

A day at the races with friends. The photos taken from a low angle were probably taken by my friend's 6 year old.

August 2011 :: Arlington Park, Illinois

A day at the races with friends. The photos taken from a low angle were probably taken by my friend's 6 year old.

July 2011 :: River North, Chicago

Caught this amazing lightning storm off my balcony--love summer storms

June 2011 :: Lakefront, Chicago

My second Segway tour (but first nighttime tour) down Chicago's lakefront. I should go somewhere this summer, but where do you go when you live in one of the greatest cities in the world?

June 2011 :: US Cellular Field, Chicago

First trip to the South Side to catch a White Sox game

May 2011 :: Navy Pier, Chicago

A little Memorial Day jaunt to Chicago's Navy Pier for some beers, music and time with friends

February 2011 :: Las Vegas, Nevada

What good is a tax refund without a little trip to Sin City?

January 2011 :: Winter Wonderland, Illinois

Checking out the aftermath of the Snowpocalypse. Since the power stayed on, I enjoyed myself :)

December 2010 :: Gulf County, Florida

Getting away from the beaches and out into the country in Northwest Florida

November 2010 :: Chicago, Illinois

Been so crazy busy since I moved to Chicago, I've gone all fall without posting anything, and it's Thanksgiving weekend!

August 2010 :: Navy Pier, Illinois

Exhibition of tall masted ships at Chicago's Navy Pier

August 2010 :: Memphis, Tennessee

"When I was walking in Memphis, walking with my feet 10 feet off of Beale . . . " Wandering about Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, and the famed Beale Street

August 2010 :: Chicago, Illinois

Yet another trip to Chicago, my favorite U.S. city and new home. No SLR this time, just me and my little Leica.

June 2010 :: Orlando, Florida

Attending the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event, one of the nation's top hair and beauty conventions

June 2010 :: Lake Buena Vista, Florida

My mom can't go to Orlando without insisting upon Epcot. Although I prefer the Magic Kingdom, I never turn down Disney!

June 2010 :: Marianna, Florida

I hadn't been to the Florida Caverns State Park since I was a little kid and didn't remember much. Had a nice day trip over there, and it was a great opportunity to use my camera in low light, which is my favorite thing to do.

May 2010 :: Washington, D.C.

It's been about a decade since I last visited DC as well, and I was only there for a few hours beforehand (on my way from MD to VA). I really love this place. All the history really felt magical.

December 2009 :: San Antonio, Texas

It's been about a decade since I last visited San Antonio. I always wanted to see the Riverwalk decorated with Christmas lights, so I finally just decided I had to go!

September 2009 :: Chicago, Illinois

I just couldn't stay away from The Windy City. This time, I got to enjoy some warm weather with good friends!

September 2009 :: New Orleans, Louisiana

Overnight stop in The Big Easy ~ a walk around the French Quarter

September 2009 :: Panama City, Florida

Labor Day weekend trip ~ St. Andrew Bay, Downtown Friday Fest and Grand Lagoon

May 2009 :: Bossier City, Louisiana

Gambling & shopping jaunt to The Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, including a walk around downtown Shreveport

February 2009 :: Houston, Texas

A Sunday jaunt to a secluded treasure right smack in the middle of Houston ~ Bayou Bend, the home of the legendary Texan Ima Hogg

January 2009 :: Miami, Florida

Trekking to Miami again, this time to cheer my Florida Gators on to their third national championship!

December 2008 :: Panama City Beach, Florida

Sick as a dog and nursing a broken rib, but I still had to hop out of the car while in my hometown for Christmas and snap a few pics of the long-gone County Pier

November 2008 :: Chicago, Illinois

My first trip to The Windy City, where my parents got married and lived before I was born. Got awesome weather for most of the trip. I loved it!

October 2008 :: Houston Photo Project

Since I keep hearing how "ugly" Houston is from outsiders, thought I'd make an ongoing project of photographing some of my favorite areas of town.

October 2008 :: Fredericksburg, Texas

Visiting the lovely Texas Hill Country hamlet of Fredericksburg for Oktoberfest and climbing Enchanted Rock

September 2008 :: South Beach and Gainesville, Florida

Road-trippin from Miami to Gainesville for the UF-Miami Game with Jo and Monica ~ Go Gators!

May/June 2008 :: Las Vegas, Nevada and Grand Canyon, Arizona

Test-driving a new camera body & lens in (and over) Vegas and the Grand Canyon with Mom :)

March 2008 :: NASA / Johnson Space Center, Houston

Although it's not really in Houston, Space Center Houston is close enough for a day trip with a visiting parent :)

January 2008 :: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Just some snapshots from a winter beach retreat to a charming state I'd never been to before

December 2007 :: Point Washington, Florida

A Christmas tour of Northwest Florida's beautiful Wesley Mansion and Eden Gardens

November 2007 :: St. Petersburg and Seminole, Florida

Back to my home state of Florida for my good friend Rebecca's wedding weekend at The Rennaissance Vinoy

October/November 2007 :: CONTIKI! Eastern Europe

A whirlwind tour of Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Kutna Hora, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest

September 2007 :: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Siesta Key, Florida

Off to my beautiful home state of Florida again for my friend Rebecca's bridal shower and bachelorette weekend at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota!

August/September 2007 :: Panama City Beach and Destin, Florida

Labor Day weekend trip home to see my family and friends from the beautiful Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida

May/June 2007 :: Paris, Asnières-sur-Seine and Chartres, France

I'm baaack! JoJo and Kim talked me into going to Paris. We added a little day trip to Chartres, also.

April 2007 :: Aspen, Colorado

Spring roadtrip from Denver to the beautiful Aspen, Colorado with JoJo, Rebecca and Jasmine for some skiing and snowboarding!

February 2007 :: Houston, Texas

OK, technically not a trip, but I'll be road-trippin in it a lot. ;) I got a new car!!

January 2007 :: Miami, Florida

Partying it up in my home state (and having my credit card stolen at Mansion on South Beach)!

January 2007 :: Phoenix, Arizona

Journey to the BCS National Championships to see my beloved Florida Gators whip the Ohio State Buckeyes like redheaded stepchildren

December 2006 :: Seaside, Florida

Roaming the beautiful Emerald Coast ~ the town of Seaside in Northwest Florida's Walton County

September 2006 :: CONTIKI! European Magic

A whirlwind tour of Europe with the 2006 Contiki crew ~ London, Belgium, Amsterdam, the Rhine Valley, Munich & Bavaria, Innsbruck, Brenner Pass, Venice, Lake Como, Lucerne, The Alps and Paris!

July 2006 :: Austin, Texas

Girls' Weekend in Austin! Sorry it's on Snapfish . . . these are Michelle's pics, as I wasn't feeling too good and showed up pretty late

May 2006 :: Austin, Texas

Memorial Day weekend in downtown Austin & tubing on the Comal River in New Braunfels, TX!

April 2006 :: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sightseeing in the birthplace of liberty ~ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ~ for the Nikon Digital SLR class

February 2006 :: Vail, Colorado

Snowboarding, eating, drinking, vegging and skiing (or something like it) in the beautiful Vail, Colorado

Halloween 2005 :: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The fabulous 2005 Boo Ball at Calhoun Beach Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Rebecca

September 2005 :: Brittany, the Loire Valley and Paris, France

Roaming Brittany and the Loire Valley, France ~ Nantes, Clisson, Mouzillon, Vannes, Chambord, Chenonceau, and Paris, oh my

August 2005 :: Asia Business Trip

From Houston to LAX to Hong Kong to the Manila Peninsula to nearly a month up the mountain in Baguio ~ and back again

May/June 2005 :: CONTIKI! London, Paris, Rome!

Europe with the fabulous Contiki crew! London, Bath, Stonehenge & Dover, England ~ Calais, Paris & Versailles, France ~ Rome, Italy ~ and back to the U.S. of A.

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Blogger Maria said...

Welcome to the travelog! It seems I'm getting visitors from all over the world, so I hope I'm entertaining you prospective travelers. You might have come from one of these locations: Recent Visitors. Enjoy!

2/27/2006 9:48 PM  
Blogger laura said...

Hi Maria!
I came across your blog from the Contiki site. A friend and I are leaving for the London, Paris and Rome tour May 26th. I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed all of your photos and witty commentary, it really has me excited to go. Should I send an Orangina if I have the chance??
Thanks again and I can't wait to see where you visit next!

3/21/2006 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Jess! said...

Maria, I am enjoying this travelog and starting to get inspired to do one myself with the big trip coming up. Your green lizard/snake skin background is so no lizards had to die ;)

10/29/2006 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

Hey Maria,

I came across your Euro Magic pics and just wanted to tell you that you took some great pics. I am taking the same tour this July and am even more excited now.

6/15/2007 4:19 PM  
Anonymous rich - seal beach, ca said...

Amazing photos. Nice work!

6/23/2008 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really great pictures.

8/11/2010 5:17 PM  

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