It’s been a decade since I’ve been to Europe. In the summer of 2006 I spent a month as an assistant tour guide for Rick Steves Europe Through The Back Door. Shadowing two lead guides, I escorted two back-to-back family tours across Europe. I had been to Europe another five times before that, including a couple of solo trips, a semester of grad school, a choir tour.
But now, a decade later – older, wiser? – I am fortunately able to return. My friend Craig, after taking two of my Chicago tours last year, started a tour business and has asked me to help him as a tour guide. Our plan is to show people great American and European cities.
Soon we are headed to Europe for three weeks in three cities: London, Paris, and Rome. Our group this time will join us in Paris.
WendyCity – forever in love with Chicago – will happily explore three European cities and their deep histories and unique pleasures, but will focus here on connections with Chicago. I’ve done a bit of homework and there are more than one might expect…