The Business and Tech category is a subcategory of the Travel category. This section covers all sizes of businesses, but especially family owned businesses. However, stories on large businesses, like hotels, restaurants and tech companies will also appear in this section. Of course, stories on executives and other professionals will appear in this section. This category will also feature wineries, farms and more.

Technology Section

Technology or tech-related stories, including gadget reviews, museums and movies. For instance, some stories will be about the most famous computers portrayed in Hollywood movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey. Gadgets can be devices that improve performance or connect to other items. For example, the technology section covers USB-C connectors, adapters, external hard drives etc. In addition, this section will include tech interviews with experts like CEOs and other top management. This section will also cover emerging technology, including  If a travel app appears in a story, it may also appear in the Technology/tech category. However, it must be relevant enough to be tagged.


American Writer’s Museum

180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL  60601
(312) 374-8790

If you love American literature, you might want to put the American Writer’s Museum (AWM) on your itinerary. Just a short walk from Millennium Park, AWM isn’t a large museum, covering 11,000 square feet on a single floor. However, AWM is the first of its kind in the U.S., full of interactive displays and family friendly. At this time, public tours are not available on a regular basis. Nevertheless, you won’t have any trouble going on a solo tour, while admiring the permanent and temporary exhibits. Better yet, each of the exhibits are included with your paid admission. Among the highlights you can enjoy are the Nation of Writers Gallery, chronicling American writers across over 400 years. In addition, you may also like the Wintrust Chicago Gallery, featuring leading Chicago writers like Roger Ebert, Ann Landers, Carl Sandburg and Richard Wright.

Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago

540 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL  60611
(312) 245-9300

Are you interested in a foodie tour? Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago has it. What about a scenic bike tour of famous Chicago landmarks? Yes, Bobby’s has that and walking tours too, not to mention kayak tours. In other words, Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago has a wide variety of affordable tours, with options for adults only, families with children and more. Although you can choose any tour, a Chicago Favorites Walking & Food Tour is quite popular. In this case, you get to try out some of Chicago’s most famous food items, like Lou Malnati’s deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dog. Similarly, your tour guide will lead you to famous landmarks like the Wrigley Building and the River Walk. If that’s not enough, you also get to savor an Italian beef sandwich from Bongiorno’s and a brownie at the historic Palmer House hotel. Incidentally, the Palmer House was the first to create a brownie for guests attending the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Among the best in the nation, Bobby’s is led by Jeremy Lewno, who named the thriving small business after his father Bob.

Chicago’s First Lady Architectural River Cruise

112 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL  60601
(847) 358-1330

Of all the many Chicago tours and attractions, the top recommendation might be a Chicago architectural river cruise. Although you have a few tour operators to choose from, I was fortunate to connect with Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. Even though any tour operator can offer you a splendid experience, First Lady Cruises definitely stood out. That’s because of its association with the prestigious Chicago Architecture Center, which also happens to be nearby. Another key point is that First Lady is listed among TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Tours in America. Furthermore, Chicago’s First Lady is also USA Today’s No. 1 boat tour in North America. The 90-minute Architectural River Cruise will take you across all three sections of the Chicago River. During this time, your tour guide will point out famous architectural landmarks like Willis Tower, Tribune Tower, Marina City and the historic Montgomery Ward Complex.

Inside Chicago Walking Tours

Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 799-0164

Chicago’s river tours are outstanding, with boats taking you to see several famous buildings representing multiple architectural styles. However, you just see the exterior of these landmark structures, thus missing the oftimes dazzling interior design. In this case, Inside Chicago Walking Tours is the small business I recommend. Not only did I receive a personal invite from owner Hillary Marzec, but the tours itself are phenomenal. Of the public walking tours available, I was fortunate to be part of The two-hour World Within (1) tour. In detail, a tour guide takes you to see some of the most stunning interiors within the Chicago Loop area. For instance, you get to see the lobby of the Rookery, noted for its Frank Lloyd Wright redesign. In addition, you’ll make stops inside the historic Chicago Board of Trade building, Marquette building and the Palmer House. Your tour concludes inside the Chicago Cultural Center, formerly the Chicago Public Library. It is here that you can see what may be the world’s largest dome made of Tiffany glass.

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