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  • First Times Ride: 2014 Aprilia Caponord

    First Times Ride: 2014 Aprilia Caponord
    Once there was only the mighty BMW GS1200. Then there was the KTM 1190. Then came Ducati's Multistrada. And the Triumph Tiger Explorer. And Yamaha's Super Tenere. The big-bore adventure touring bike market was already crowded with excellent machines --...
  • iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig

    iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig
    Jordan Klepper, the newest addition to "The Daily Show," doesn't mind risking a little poison ingestion if it is in the name of comedy. And if that doesn't bode well for his future as a correspondent on the show, I don't know what does. More on that...
  • Cracks in ledge box at Willis Tower cause alarm

    Cracks in ledge box at Willis Tower cause alarm
    The famous Skydeck of the Willis Tower — which features a set of transparent ledges situated more than 1,300 feet in the air and extending 4.5 feet out from the skyscraper — experienced what appeared to be cracks in one of its boxes on...
  • Chicago's fundraising for Beard Foundation Awards gets first $800,000

    Chicago's fundraising for Beard Foundation Awards gets first $800,000
    Chicago tourism officials have committed to raise nearly $2 million in sponsorships for the James Beard Foundation Awards, a pledge that helped lure the event, considered the Oscars of American dining, from New York to Chicago in 2015. In an...
  • Improv training, passion for city fuel tour guide's storylines

    Margaret Hicks says her training as a comedian has served her well in her new vocation: Chicago tour guide. Hicks runs Chicago Elevated, dedicated to walking tours, mainly around the Loop. There's the architectural tour, the disaster tour (think the...
  • Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand

    Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month. The West Covina resident joined with 32 other people to get a group discount on the cruise. She then booked a cheap flight to the...
  • Broadway's $12 Billion Impact on New York Economy Matches Film and TV Biz

    Broadway generated nearly $12 billion in spending for the New York City economy during the 2012-13 season, according to a new report from the Broadway League, with a direct spending subtotal that puts the Rialto's impact in the same ballpark as the...
  • Mountain gorillas could be at risk in Virunga National Park, Congo

    Mountain gorillas could be at risk in Virunga National Park, Congo
    The nearly 2 million acres in the Democratic Republic of Congo encompass some of the world's most biodiverse topography: glaciers, tropical rain forest, acacia savanna, lakes and active volcanoes. It's home to mountain and lowland gorillas, chimpanzees,...
  • Pollution, global warming pose risk to Galápagos Islands

    Pollution, global warming pose risk to Galápagos Islands
    Cavorting in the ocean with sociable seals is a stirring experience, and because of this, I don't know a traveler who doesn't have the Galápagos on his or her bucket list. Even though Charles Darwin's living laboratory is 600 miles from the nearest land...
  • Tribal people desperately cling to tradition in Omo Valley, Ethiopia

    Tribal people desperately cling to tradition in Omo Valley, Ethiopia
    With every generation, the chance to see some of the world's last tribal people living authentically dwindles. When I visited the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia almost two decades ago, there were few dirt roads, and tribes lived in mud huts and were...
  • Egypt: Tourism languishes amid fears of unrest, instability

    Egypt: Tourism languishes amid fears of unrest, instability
    Egypt has gotten more bad news on the tourism front, announcing a decline of nearly one-third in the number of foreign visitors in the month of March from the year before. The tourist industry, which makes up 11% of Egypt’s gross domestic product,...