On a recent trip to Chicago, I stumbled across something that would make even Charlie Scott swoon with envy. A place so crammed with old treasures both fascinating and bizarre that one can’t help but get lost for hours. Architectural Artifacts was just supposed to be a quick stop on a busy day of touring. I dragged my wife 14 stops north of the city on the train (with much complaint), only to be completely blown away by this wonderful collection of oddities and treasures. Why yes, I would like a fire-proof suit. Throw that vintage Porsche in as well, why don’t you. One thing is for certain: I will be back. And with a higher limit on my credit card next time. I have my eye on a chandelier from one of Al Capone’s speakeasies… you can put that in a carry-on, right?
Mike spends most of his travel time hunting for the finest trip ingredients to add to customized itineraries, whether they’re old, new, or just a little bit odd.