Category Archives: Travel

Meet me in Las Vegas next week!

Me and the A-List Marketing crew and some clients will be heading to the Nightclub & Bar show in Las Vegas from this Sunday through Wednesday (Mar 6 – Mar 9).  I will be blogging and tweeting when I see something worthy.  Anyone following the blog or my twitter account @tbchicago1 who is out for the show ping me a message.  Would love to meet and greet!

We have a poolside table at the Tuesday night XS party and will be at the Absolut Monday afternoon pool party – so stop by and say hi! Or see you on the NC&B trade show floor all day Tuesday.

Cheers! – Tim


The most requested #restaurants in each state.

Not every restaurant is available everywhere, so sought to find out which restaurants were the most requested by residents of each state. Some pretty interesting results. I would have thought IN N OUT in Illinois. Here ya go!



Sign of the Craft Cocktail Apocalypse

A Norwegian company plans on mining glaciers for high-end ice.  So you’ll be able to have your ice shipped from the Arctic so it can melt in your drink.  On the voyage over the Craft Cocktail craze can be seen jumping the shark.

Think I’ll have a beer.

Glacier cocktail glass


How to Get Paid for a Flight Delay

Get paid for a flight delay – what a concept! Read about the new tech innovations making travel better.


There are two types of travelers in this world: those who put up with the difficulties and occasional indignities of travel and those who are determined to triumph over them.

If you’re in the former camp, take note: with so much new technology available at your fingertips—and so many companies coming up with innovative solutions to travel dilemmas—there’s no reason to suffer in silence any longer.

For the past year, Travel + Leisure’s Trip Doctor news team has been testing and evaluating ways to travel better. Among our finds: a new breed of flexible airfare search tools that are making it easier to find lower-priced tickets that work with your schedule and travel parameters.

We also uncovered some enterprising services that will help you get paid—handsomely—when your flight is delayed or your luggage goes missing. And once you’ve arrived in your destination, we’ve identified simple ways that you can…

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#TBT :: The Oldest Restaurants in the USA.

What better way to #Throwback Thursday than to take a look at the oldest restaurant in each state of the union?  Courtesy of Thrillist, look and learn!

IL village inn
The oldest restaurant in my state, Illinois, is also the oldest bar, appropriately enough! The Village Tavern, Long Grove IL.

Some savvy Chicago O’Hare Airport Hacks (and a Pug)

As a Chicagoan I will vouch for these tactics and they really are good O’Hare hacks.  Not sure about #4 street parking for a week though, that might not be a dependable hack.  The rest are pure gold.

Happy flying – come and see us in Chicago real soon!

And now to get your weekend started right, here’s a cute Pug running around in a ball pit.  — TTBG