Archive for Category: "Beach"

29Jun
2010

The Beautiful Jersey Shore

New Jersey, that great state I call home, suffers a less than stellar reputation. When I’m out of state, whether at Northwestern or traveling, I find I spend a lot of time defending its largely unwarranted notoriety. (“Where else can you live that you’re one hour from New York City, one hour from Philadelphia and 40 minutes from the beach?!” I always say.) The stereotypes were already bad enough, I thought, when this little show called “Jersey Shore” debuted. Forget […]

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31May
2010

Return to South America: Iguazu Falls

When a sprinkler can’t beat the heat, try a waterfall. These 275 falls are concentrated on a little over a mile and half of the Iguazu River, riding the border between Argentina and Brazil. The national park in which it’s located was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and with good reason. Besides water, you’ll find hoards of butterflies and even caymans and jaguars in this jungle. I entered from Puerto Iguazú in the Argentine province of Misiones, where the […]

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5Apr
2010

It’s here: TKGO City Guides, Naples, Florida!

Check out the latest addition to the TKGO City Guides collection: Naples, Florida! There’s more to southeast Florida than fun in the sun. This guide is a must-read for any 20-something trying to navigate the land of the retired. Find plenty of great restaurants and — dare we say it — nightlife! If you’re stuck in the midwest, check out our recent updates to the Chicago and Evanston guides, including a classic brunch spot in Andersonville and a Cuban “food mart” in Rogers […]

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20Dec
2009

In Defense of Cruises

A friend of ours is currently on a cruise from Southern California to Mexico. When I found out, I was a little surprised. She’s well-traveled and culturally-adventurous, and cruises don’t generally attract those interested in exploring the ins and outs of a city like a local, which I know she enjoys doing. I think she was surprised to find herself on one too, judging from her text message that contained the phrase, “…Forgot how ridiculous cruises are.” For a span […]

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