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The Long Way to Paradise

The Long Way to Paradise

I had always wanted to go. Then the ads pushed me, inescapably, in the right direction.

July 19, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Many Glacier Hotel dining room.jpg

The centerpiece of the century-old network, the grand Many Glacier Hotel, still stands in all its Swiss-themed glory along Swiftcurrent Lake.

July 17, 2014 4:48 pm
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Warning sign_Highline Trail.jpg

Highline Trail offers a stunning close-up of mountains that feel like vertebrae of the backbone of the world.

July 17, 2014 4:48 pm
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West Glacier Amtrak station.jpg

Amtrak's Empire Builder route, which begins in Chicago, crosses the northern Great Plains and skirts the edge of Glacier Park on its way to Seattle and Portland.

July 17, 2014 4:48 pm
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More than 300 grizzly bears make their home in Glacier National Park.

July 17, 2014 4:47 pm
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Cosley_lake.jpg

Cosley Lake is situated in the far north of the national park, near the Canadian border.

July 17, 2014 4:47 pm
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Granite Park chalet.jpg

Granite Park Chalet was built in 1914 and 1915 by the Great Northern Railway to provide comfortable back country accommodations inside Glacier National Park. Today this rustic lodge continues to provide comfortable lodging to adventurers in Glacier National Park.

July 17, 2014 4:47 pm
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Highline Trail 2.jpg

The majestic views from Highline Trail were formed by millenia of erosion.

July 17, 2014 4:47 pm
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Highline Trail.jpg

Nature lovers adore Glacier National Park's extensive trails through complete wilderness.

July 17, 2014 4:47 pm
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Lake McDonald at dusk.jpg

Lake McDonald is the largest lake in Glacier National Park, and is home to numerous native species of trout and other game fish.

July 17, 2014 4:47 pm
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Logan Pass marker.jpg

Logan Pass (elevation 6,646 feet) is a popular starting point for hiking and backpacking trips.

July 17, 2014 4:47 pm
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Cedar forest.jpg

The easternmost forests of western red cedar and hemlock grow in the southwest portion of the park.

July 17, 2014 4:47 pm
Hollywood Midwest: Chicago provides a setting for recent and upcoming blockbusters

Hollywood Midwest: Chicago provides a setting for recent and upcoming blockbusters

When it comes to Chicago and Hollywood, 2013 has been the best of times and the worst of times.

November 03, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Hollywood Midwest

Hollywood Midwest

When it comes to Chicago and Hollywood, 2013 has been the best of times and the worst of times. The city’s beloved critic and cultural icon Roger Ebert passed away, but the movies are very much alive and well in the Second City—especially in its streets and soundstages. In fact, when it come…

September 25, 2013 9:48 am Photos

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Many silent films from 1905-1915 were filmed at Essanay Studios in Uptown.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
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Transformers 4 production sidewalk signs 2.jpg

Signs caution pedestrians about filming on the latest in the Transformers blockbuster franchise in Uptown in August.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
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Transformers 4 production sign.jpg

Signs caution pedestrians about filming on the latest in the Transformers blockbuster franchise in Uptown in August.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
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essanay building detail 2.jpg

Many silent films from 1905-1915 were filmed at Essanay Studios in Uptown.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
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essanay building detail.jpg

Many silent films from 1905-1915 were filmed at Essanay Studios in Uptown.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
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Uptown Theater Transformers 4 production_8.28.13_close-up.jpg

Transformers 4 films at the Uptown Theater in the neighborhood of the same name.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
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Uptown Theater Transformers 4 production_8.28.13.jpg

Transformers 4 films at the Uptown Theater in the neighborhood of the same name.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
Transformers 4 production sidewalk signs.jpg

Transformers 4 production sidewalk signs.jpg

Signs caution pedestrians about filming on the latest in the Transformers blockbuster franchise in Uptown in August.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
Two-Wheelers: A Millenial, A Dad and A Plan

Two-Wheelers: A Millenial, A Dad and A Plan

Bicycling is many things: exercise, transportation, recreation. For me, a bike commuter averse to gyms, it's one thing above all others: adventure.

July 15, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Graveyard

Graveyard

A graveyard of the Arcdiocese of Milwaukee, in St. Francis, Wisconsin.

July 13, 2013 12:00 am
Kenosha Trail

Kenosha Trail

The beginning of the Kenosha Bike Trail

July 13, 2013 12:00 am
Milwaukee

Milwaukee

A view of the Milwaukee skyline as it recedes from the deck of the Muskegon ferry.

July 13, 2013 12:00 am
Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special, Michigan

July 13, 2013 12:00 am
Muskegon Ferry

Muskegon Ferry

The Muskegon ferry, used to transport cyclists and their bikes over the lake waters.

July 13, 2013 12:00 am
Listen: 'Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me' Live: Funnier, Longer and Uncut

Listen: 'Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me' Live: Funnier, Longer and Uncut

If you're like the vast majority of Americans, you listened to a radio show last week. If you're like me, you listened to "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!" last Saturday.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Interview: Mike Lenehan—The Fight for On-Court Equality

Interview: Mike Lenehan—The Fight for On-Court Equality

It's hard to imagine, but once upon a time basketball was dominated by white people. They didn't believe in jump shots or dunking, and played a slow style committed to strategically running the clock down. The story of how that staid game became the fast-breaking, high-flying sport we know t…

April 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Two-Wheelers: A Man, A Dad and A Plan

Two-Wheelers: A Man, A Dad and A Plan

Bicycling is many things: exercise, transportation, recreation. For me, a bike commuter averse to gyms, it's one thing above all others: adventure.

April 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

March 12, 2013 12:00 am
Interview: The Crown Prince of Glassware

Interview: The Crown Prince of Glassware

Maximilian Riedel never had to think much about a career. For legions of oenophiles, his last name is synonymous with appreciating the world's finest wines.

February 21, 2013 12:00 am
Glasses to fit the wine: Riedel's worldwide legacy

Glasses to fit the wine: Riedel's worldwide legacy

Wine glassware company Riedel says the right glass can make or break your wine. Maybe so, but perfection isn't cheap.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Let craft distilleries end your dependence on foreign alcohol

Let craft distilleries end your dependence on foreign alcohol

During the last few decades, a very good thing has happened in many bars and liquor stores around the country: Budweiser, Coors and Miller swill has been pushed aside in favor of local options from increasingly creative and prolific microbreweries.

November 16, 2012 7:52 pm Photos

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Time Travel: Lakeshore Express gets travelers to Northern Michigan faster

If you've ever decided to escape Chicagoland by heading to northern Michigan for a weekend, you probably came home happy—and dreading the next long drive north. The state's ubiquitous "Pure Michigan" ads feature plenty of azure lakes, immaculate golf courses and fertile farms, but always avo…

May 04, 2012 12:00 am
Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights

There is no shortage of spices and sweets in Istanbul.

April 25, 2012 12:00 am
Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights

The Library of Celsus, one of the most memorable (reconstructed) ruins in Ephesus, was built in the 2nd century AD in honor of a consul of the Roman province of Asia, which included most of what is now called Turkey.

April 25, 2012 12:00 am
Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights

Tourists try to capture what's left of a Byzantine-era mosaic in the Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul.

April 25, 2012 12:00 am
Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights

The ancient Turkic people considered the crescent moon and star holy symbols. So the modern republic's flag (including this one affixed to a building in Antalya) showcases them.

April 25, 2012 12:00 am
Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights

A gulet comes into port in Fethiye, on the southwestern coast.

April 25, 2012 12:00 am
Turkish delights: The crucible of civilizations at Europe's edge contains multitudes

Turkish delights: The crucible of civilizations at Europe's edge contains multitudes

When I told an acquaintance that my wife and I would be honeymooning in Turkey, he stared at me blankly, and then bluntly asked, "Why?" Everyone I know who has visited says it's a beautiful country full of fascinating history, I responded. He didn't so much agree with as tolerate our choice:…

April 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights

A mosque in central Istanbul, two blocks from the Galata Bridge

April 25, 2012 12:00 am

South Shore Clean Cities is helping find alternatives to oil

South Shore Clean Cities is helping northern Indiana's drivers and businesses—even its national park—transition to a new energy age

May 16, 2011 12:00 am

Downtown Dreams: Six communities' plans for growth and development

Planners and development officials from six communities in Shore's readership area agree: It's time to bring people back to the city.

March 21, 2011 12:00 am
Absinthe becoming a staple among cocktail connoisseurs

Absinthe becoming a staple among cocktail connoisseurs

Ninety-nine years ago, the U.S. government banned what is almost certainly the world's most misunderstood liquor: absinthe. The licorice-flavored drink was the victim of its own success, and mythology. Wildly popular in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, "the green fairy" beca…

January 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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NWI's healthy future relies on economic development

NWI's healthy future relies on economic development

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," Benjamin Franklin quipped at the end of the 18th century. But indefinite population growth and finite fossil fuel supplies point to a 21st-century certainty that business owners are especially aware of: rising energy prices.

November 22, 2010 12:00 am
Gary native leads transformation of struggling Gary school

Gary native leads transformation of struggling Gary school

Name: Cynthia Mose-Trevino

September 24, 2010 12:00 am
Putting passion and skills to work for Valparaiso

Putting passion and skills to work for Valparaiso

Name: Tina St. Aubin

September 24, 2010 12:00 am
Developing a corporate culture with a heart

Developing a corporate culture with a heart

Name: Scott Dujmovich

September 24, 2010 12:00 am
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