Kevin Rushby feared he'd be served 'tourist blues' in Chicago, but finds the legendary music scene, and guitarist Buddy Guy, alive and authentic as ever.
Late-night jazz, deep-dish pizza and one of the world's great art museums charm Alan Mascarenhas in America's midwest.
Hotels are taking extraordinary measures to attract guests. Here's how you can get rock-star treatment.
How long in advance can you book international flights? I would like to take advantage of low fares.
Trains and railways have provided the backdrop to many great movies. Jon Bryant remembers some classic scenes to get film buffs off the couch and on the tracks.
Tom Neal Tacker strolls through the President's Chicago neighbourhood.
It might take longer but public transport can be a real eye-opener, writes Jane E. Fraser.