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Travel Guides - World Travel Guide. Chicago 2011 Part 7 - Alinea - Dining Out. Our reservation for Alinea (booked over two months out and acquired by luck) was what dictated the timing of our trip to Chicago in 2011.

Chicago 2011 Part 7 - Alinea - Dining Out

We were planning on visiting the Windy City a full month earlier, but couldn't get a reservation at this world famous center of avante garde cuisine until June 22nd at 9:15pm. We planned the rest of the trip around this meal with approximately equal days before and after to ensure that we wouldn't feel rushed or overwhelmed with settling in or packing up. The meal was an unforgettable experience and yet felt lacking.

Much of the experience at Alinea relies on surprise, so only read on if you don't mind some spoilers! Luxury Hotels of the World at The Leading Hotels of the World - Online Hotel Reservations, Leading Hotel Resort, Leading Small Hotels. Plitvice, a watery paradise in Croatia. In recent years, Croatia has changed from a relative unknown to one of the trendiest destinations in Europe.

Plitvice, a watery paradise in Croatia

To a great extent this is due to the country's rocky littoral, which, washed by the Adriatic, is considered one of the most beautiful of the Mediterranean coastlines. Then there is the rich history and cultural heritage of medieval towns such as Dubrovnik, Split and Sibenik. But the well-deserved popularity also depends on the protected natural areas, which make up some ten per cent of the country's area. Travelers' Choice Family Awards - Amusement Parks & Boardwalks - United States.

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