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Tag: Art
Jun 18, 2023

Waukesha Weekend

I went to Wisconsin again, but this time it was Waukesha, about 90 minutes northwest of Chicago. I met up with a bunch of my Wisconsin friends, had a great meal and learned a bit of music history.

The Argosaronic Islands Are Calling

The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.

Jun 13, 2023

The Dance of Psyche

A kaleidoscope of butterflies in the form of 26 vibrant sculptures lines the main street of Greektown on Chicago's Near West Side. The Dance of Psyche is the theme of this year's art exhibition.

Jun 7, 2023

Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross

Comic book writer and artist Alex Ross has brought superheroes to life for the last 30 years. With the recent trend of superhero movies, Ross's work is more popular than ever. The longtime Chicago-area resident is the subject of Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross, an exhibition at Elmhurst Art Museum.

Revel in a European Summer with AmaWaterways

Pedal through sun-drenched vineyards, hike amidst blooming wildflowers and take a refreshing dip in your ship's sun-deck whirlpool. Indulge in the flavors of the region with delectable dishes featuring luscious Wachau Valley apricots and succulent Serbian plums. As night falls, watch as the cities along the rivers come alive, pulsating with an irresistible electric energy. The sun-soaked days and vibrant nights offer a compelling reason to embark on an AmaWaterways river cruise during the upcoming summer months.

May 19, 2023

Industry, Invention and Progress: Benches of Tinley Park

My sister Jean, a faithful Global Traveler reader, knows I love outdoor art. Every year when her hometown, Tinley Park, unveils new Benches on the Avenue, she shares the news with me.