12 Fascinating Facts About Chicago

For a so-called “Second City,” Chicago lays claims to no shortage of firsts. The zipper, cell phone, spray paint, softball, vacuum cleaner, and deep-dish pizza are just a few innovations for which you can thank Chicago. In today’s post, we highlight other Windy City firsts and fun facts about the great American city of Chicago.
No matter how you translate it, “Chicago” doesn’t smell like roses
The first known reference to Chicago as “Checagou” appears in a Robert de Salle memoir dating from around 1679. Robert de Salle first referred to the present-day Chicago area as “Checagou” in a memoir dating from […]

By |April 25th, 2018|Around the Area|0 Comments

10 Delicious Austin Pizza Joints

Austin’s reputation for good cuisine spans the culinary spectrum. But in addition to barbecue, ramen, and Tex-Mex, Austin scores serious points for its dynamic pizza scene. The next time you’re looking to satisfy a pizza craving, try one of these highly-rated Austin pizzerias.

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Sixty seconds is all that’s required to bake a Bufalina pizza. But the East Austin pizza joint is so popular, patrons can wait upwards of 60 minutes for a table. Bufalina’s delicate crust and premium toppings make their pies worth tasting. A well-curated wine […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Around the Area|0 Comments

A Look at Seattle’s New Nordic Museum

Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum takes pride in celebrating and showcasing heritage from all Nordic countries. And after nearly four decades on display in the historic Daniel Webster Elementary School building, the museum’s collection is migrating to a new home (with a new name). The Nordic Museum, described by Seattle Mag as a “showpiece for forward-thinking Nordic design” is slated to open its doors to the public on Saturday, May 5. Celebrate the occasion and gear up for your first visit by reading about the museum’s awe-inspiring new space and rich ethnographic collections.
Architecture, design, and layout
It took a dozen years and exhaustive efforts to […]

By |April 18th, 2018|Around the Area|0 Comments

Orange County’s Biggest Events for Dogs, Cats, and Pet Owners

Beautiful year-round weather and a host of pet amenities make Orange County a great place to raise a pet or live as one. Anaheim, Irvine, and Santa Ana, the county’s three largest cities, made Wallethub’s 2017 list of the country’s pet-friendliest cities. In addition to pet-friendly cafes, dog parks, and other spaces you can frequent with your pet, Orange County hosts an array of pet-centric events. Here’s a look at some of the most highly anticipated and well-reviewed.

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America’s Family Pet Expo
One of the country’s largest […]

By |April 11th, 2018|Around the Area|0 Comments

6 Seattle Neighborhoods for Young Professionals

Want to find a Seattle neighborhood to suit your passions and professional drive? Many looking to move to Seattle for its bustling job market and abundance of outdoor activities find it hard to know where to start. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you‘re a 20 something, 30 something, or a little out of that age range on either end, we’ve narrowed down the best neighborhoods in Seattle for young professionals of all types.
South Lake Union
This neighborhood has been constantly evolving and growing for years now. You will find Amazon, one of the largest tech companies in the world here.

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By |April 9th, 2018|Around the Area|0 Comments
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