What we’re reading: Stressful O’Hare, Hobbit experience, lights of Las Vegas


O’Hare Airport: Lots of walking makes business travelers unhappy

In a survey by Concur, Chicago’s O’Hare airport wound up in the top spot for most stressful airport.

The leading reason why travelers in the survey named O’Hare as the country’s most stressful airport was the long distances between gates in each terminal, as well as the distances between terminals at the airport.

Crystal Cruises Hobbit Experience brings new adventure to sea

In celebration of the new Hobbit films, Crystal Cruises will introduce a new port of call adventure for its New Zealand sailing.

On the December 20 sailing, Crystal Symphony guests can have a private, guided tour from Frodo and Bilbo Baggins’ Hobbit holes to the Brandywine Bridge, featuring local wine and beer and a traditional Kiwi barbeque served by wait staff in Lord of the Rings costume.

Lights of Las Vegas beckon with holiday glow

Everywhere you go, holiday decorations are being put up, and Ethel M’s in Las Vegas is no exception.

The 3½-acre garden is decorated with more than a half-million lights. And it’s only one of the holiday events going on across the valley, most of them ’til the new year.

(Photo: ChicagoAtNight/Flickr Creative Commons)