Jane V.Aiken, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
What a wonderful day we spent with smart and vibrant Wendy on the south side. We started with the Robie House, especially interesting as it is being restored. On the way we stopped at the lake shore and took in views of the lake and the city and many World's Fair sites from a new perspective. Other highlights were seeing Lorado Taft's huge and powerful sculpture, "The Fountain of Time"; a version of "The Republic,'' the statute from the 1893 fair; and Henry Moore's "Nuclear Energy." Perfect tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a joy being with you and your family, Jane!
Jane V.Aiken, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
Wendy arranged this two-hour tour for us at the last minute when I faced the fact that we always have trouble finding what we want to see in this fabulous museum and that stresses everyone. She also surprised us with tickets to the visiting John Singer Sargent exhibit. I told her what our group (ages 14 thru 75) was most interested in, and we saw and learned so much more than we expected. She also made great suggestions about what to see when we return there. --A special and relaxing visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You all made it a wonderful visit!
Paul Michael JonesUnited States
Wendy was amazing. She provided a funny, fascinating overview of Chicago and completely captivated a bus full of relatives in town for the Northwestern graduation. With an audience ranging from 21 to 90, Wendy was able to appeal to a wide range of interests and attention spans and always had a smile in her face. By the time our full day tour was complete Wendy had become part of the family. She was a highlight of our Chicago experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Michael. It was pure joy to be with you all.
Robert R.United States
We are part of a group of seasoned travelers and tour participants. Today we had the pleasure of participating in Wendy's tour of Graceland Cemetery in Chicago. Wow, what an experience! Wendy guided us through the resting places of the rich and famous who made Chicago the city we all love. Marshal Field, Potter and Bertha Palmer, Daniel Burnham, Ernie Banks and more. The 90 minute tour was full of history and little know facts about their lives and the legacy they left behind. Thank you Wendy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were a great group, full of curiosity, observations, questions and that only made our tour better! Thank you to all of you for joining me today. It was a pleasure.
Peter Edward PoolUnited States
Susan RomanchekUnited States
Great custom tour - Wendy lead us on a Chicago highlights tour that included great bites of Chicago's most famous tastes and treats. Lots of interesting stories and history shared. Wendy is high energy and very personable and interacted well with our college-aged students, keeping them very entertained. What fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure and you were all delightful! Thank you for entrusting me with this special itinerary. I was honored to share the best of my city's history, architecture...and food with you!
Margeau DyerUnited States
Wendy is a warm individual with a lovely, melodic voice. She is passionate about Chicago! We highly recommend her!
Katherine OlneyUnited States
Wendy was informative, enjoyable, welcoming--and great to look at. I thoroughly enjoyed her tour and it was a great way to be introduced to Chicago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Kitty. It was wonderful being with you both and sharing some great conversation as we walked Chicago!
Gina SternsUnited States
Wendy was such a great guide today. We needed a two hour tour on a holiday Monday, no problem, she said! I felt I should tell her up front that one of us was an engineer and pretty familiar with Chicago - this didn't faze her! Also, we had a physical limitation of not being able to walk long distances. All of this she took in stride. She was extremely knowledgeable, but down to earth as she guided us through the "museum of architecture" inside the Loop, as she called it. Can't say enough positive her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gina and Greg, you were wonderful to be with and I loved sharing Chicago with you! Thank you for your kind words and I look forward to seeing you again sometime!
Wendy delivered a 6 out of 5 tour for us!! She hit all the highlights of the buildings we were interested in, then provided detailed background information on the stories behind the historical records, and most of all, she was a delightful companion and teacher. We would strongly recommend her to anyone interested in Chicago architectural history, or just looking for a truly entertaining walk through the various eras. Thanks, John and Sol Wright
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John and Sol and Luna! Delightful is exactly how I would describe you three. Thank you for your wonderful words!