Lima is the capital city of Peru, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is considered the oldest civilization of America. It is a unique city with plenty to do, great food, and warm weather.
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and a great jumping off point for your trip to Uganda and East Africa. While you might be going to Uganda to go gorilla trekking, Kampala has many of its own interesting attractions to see and a colorful history to learn about. It’s definitely worth staying in for a few days before embarking on your wildlife adventure.
Istanbul is the cultural, historical and economical center of Turkey. It is the bridge between Asia and Europe, making it a culturally and historically significant place throughout history with a unique clash of cultures. Istanbul was known as Constantinople until the early 20th century.
Honolulu is the capital city of Hawaii and located on the island of Oahu. The most popular spot in Honolulu is Waikiki, but there is also plenty of arts and culture, amazing food, great hiking, and so much more. It is a great place to spend your vacation in Hawaii, or to start as a jumping off point for a trip around the islands.
Galena is a charming small town that is about a three hour drive from Chicago. When we lived in Chicago, we used to take weekend trips to Galena. It’s a great way to get outside of the Chicagoland area and explore more of Illinois. The town might make you feel like you’re stepping back to a simpler time. Enjoy the shops, restaurants, great hotels, golfing and more. This is one part of the state where there are actually hills that offer beautiful views of the area.
Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region in Italy. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, making it a culturally significant city with plenty of art and culture to explore. The food is also pretty great!
Denver is known as the Mile High City because at one of its points it measures exactly one mile above sea level. (You might also think that nickname now has a double meaning…) This is a great place to visit for those who like history, art, and culture, but also action and adventure as there are so many outdoor activities to do here in Denver. It is a very bicycle friendly city with lots of trails, parks, and gardens to explore.
My kind of town…Chicago! Our hometown is such a great city to visit and explore. Between the sports teams, restaurants, museums, live theater, outdoor activities, and concerts there is enough for the whole family to see and do. We definitely suggest visiting in the summer, though. It gets cold here!