There are several places I’ve officially “visited,” despite the fact that my time there consisted merely of a few hours wait in the airport during a connection: Tokyo, for instance, and Seoul. Last week, I went to Chicago to attend the BlogHer conference, and while I’d wanted to visit the Windy City for years and years, the most I saw of it, unfortunately, was during my journey to and from the airport, when I leaned out of the cab window, craning my neck for a glimpse of Sears Tower, the cafes and boutiques I’d been urged to visit in Wicker Park, and maybe, just maybe, a spare slice of deep-dish pizza, which–if you can believe it–I still have yet to try.
I could tell you all about the conference center or my hotel room, though.
Blogging is an ever-evolving proccess, and I found that the conference–while it meant that my days were spent sitting in panels and sessions rather than searching out the John Hancock Center–was an eye-opening experience into the medium, particularly as it pertains to travel (and that is, after all, why The Window Seat is here.) Moreover, I discovered some excellent new blogs–well, new to me, anyway– and talked the ear off the bloggers who write them. It was fantastic to meet everyone I spoke to.
If you have suggestions on what you’d like to see on The Window Seat in the next few months–features on particular destinations, perhaps, hints and tips about travel in general, or maybe even podcasts and videos–please do let us know, either in the comments section or via e-mail. We want to know what you want to hear about!
Meanwhile, I’ll be over here booking another trip to Chicago–and I’ll be staying longer than two days, this time.