9 Things To Do On A Layover At Chicago’s Union Station

During my first train trip from Kansas City to Washington, D.C., I arrived in Chicago’s Union Station on my first layover with several hours to fill before departing. It’s a massive train station — nearly the size of 10 city blocks — and I felt lost. After grabbing my luggage from the train, my first…

Get Your History on Tap

Many a successful business originated from a passion project. So what happens when you have two passions—that don’t necessarily seem like they go together—like drinking and history? In the case of Liz Garibay, you create History on Tap. Garibay blended her love for the camaraderie of drinking in intimate bar settings with her background in…

Northeast by Rail: Fall Foliage Trip (Itinerary)

If you’re curious what three weeks of traveling by train looks like–or if you just want to follow along on my journey–below is the itinerary for my fall foliage trip of the northeast by train. In West Virginia, I’ll see “gently rolling horse country, the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley, and the…

Chicago

My wife and I take the train to Chicago every couple of years. It’s a three hour trip from Grand Rapids that affords beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Train travel is one of my favorite methods of getting from point A to point B. I like it because train routes tend to bypass major highways…