27

Aug

6 Reasons You Must Visit Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores Alabama

Did you even know Alabama has a coastline? You should, considering it is known as one of the best beaches in the U.S.A. This short strip of land, just to the west of the Florida border, boasts 32 miles of sugar-white beaches, hiking, golfing, super fresh seafood, and that easy going southern hospitality that can’t […]

19

Aug

Best of LLworldtour: The Ultimate Food Posts

Ultimate Food Posts

It will come as no surprise to long-time readers that one of my favorite parts of traveling is the food. Whether I’m sampling something for the first time in a distant country or trying a new restaurant in my hometown, I always like to share my dining experiences and “food porn” photos here on LL World Tour. […]

12

Aug

My Midwest: Ann Arbor’s Motawi Tileworks

Motawi Tileworks

Motawi Tileworks For years now I’ve loved Craftsman–style homes and design. I’m not sure where my love of it came from, but I think it has something to do with the clean-line graphical nature of it. I love driving around looking at the craftsman homes all over, especially on the west coast in Vancouver and […]

6

Aug

My Midwest: Top Reasons to Visit Ann Arbor, Michigan

Zingermans Deli

A version of this post previously appeared in the Huffington Post. The midwestern city of Ann Arbor has a lot going for it. It’s now the fifth largest city in Michigan. It is home to the University of Michigan. It’s home to more than 100 arts and entertainment venues. And this vibrant town might surprise […]

30

Jul

Best of LL World Tour: Travel Videos

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I’ve been writing, directing, and producing television shows and segments for basically two decades. Yikes! It’s funny because nowadays, anyone with nearly any i-device or camera can shoot their own videos. They may not know what they are doing, but You Tube doesn’t care! They say that ‘video’ is the newest, greatest “thing” on the internet […]

22

Jul

Chicago Eats: Outdoor Neighborhood Gems

J. Parker Hotel Lincoln

It’s summer in Chicago and one of my favorite places to be in summertime. Everyone’s out biking, walking, soaking up the sunny days and of course eating and drinking at all the great sidewalk cafes, back patios, and wonderful rooftop bars. I covered my favorite Chicago outdoor dining spaces a couple years ago, but there […]

18

Jul

My Name is Lisa: I Am a Professional Writer and Photographer

Lisa Lubin photographer

…and blogger, and speaker, and consultant, and travel expert, and event host/organizer, and award-winning TV producer. And that doesn’t even begin to define me as beyond my ‘work’ I am also a foodie, a friend, a connector, a bike rider, an animal-lover, a pet sitter, a landlord, an airbnb host, a volunteer cat foster, a […]

15

Jul

I Am an American

War Memorial

Born in the USA There are a lot of websites out there and within that, there are a lot of travel blogs. It’s become a bit insular and a circle I know way too much about; so much that I rarely even read other travel blogs anymore (right now, when I have time, I like […]

9

Jul

Video: Indy Car Ride on the Streets of Chicago

Indy Car in Chicago

Vroom Vroom I opened one of about 81 emails from that day. “Are you in town this Friday?” wrote my friend Morgan from Visit Indy. “I am coming up to Chicago in a street-legal Indy car. Want us to pick you up and take you for a spin around the city streets? Have anywhere you need to […]

2

Jul

My Midwest: Indy’s Alexander Hotel in Photos

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  I’ve stayed in so many forgettable hotels during my travels. The ugly bedspreads, familiar bed-bed-nightstand-desk-TV layout, the folding luggage rack, and breakfast menu on the bed – they all seem the same. But then there are a few standouts, a few contemporary gems that I just fall in love with – Indianapolis’s Alexander is […]