My first out of country trade show was in Chicago. I was told I would be attending the show a few days after I accepted the job. It was pretty exciting – my first international business trip. I got into the city a day early and decided to explore on my own. Aside from shopping on Magnificent Mile, I made my way to the famous “bean” as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. I also went to the top floor of the John Haddock Center building for a great view of the city. For the most part, our work days were pretty busy and I had limited time to site see. We did manage to go out for some great dinners and visited the Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower/Skydeck) as well one evening. Definitely a lively city to visit.