Wayfarer travel TV show: the best of Chicago, Illinois, named the Best Big City in the United States

by James Wilkinson

Leading publication Condé Nast Traveler has recognised Chicago as the number one ‘Best Big City in the United States’ for the fifth year in a row in the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

To honour the great city’s remarkable streak, today we are showcasing the best of Chicago through one of our favourite Wayfarer TV episodes from Series 2.

In Episode 03 of Series 02, award-winning Wayfarer host James Gregory Wilkinson is back in Chicago and heads inside the Lyric Opera House for an exclusive tour, goes to the Chicago Architecture Center to find out about the city’s incredible buildings and catches a show at the world’s best improv comedy theatre Second City – which has an illustrious list of alumni including Bill Murray and Tina Fey.

To view the episode, click on the image below.


The best way of getting to Chicago in comfort and style.

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off for Chicago


United Airlines flies daily to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from across the globe, with many aircraft featuring the airline’s brilliant Polaris Business Class suite.

Each United Polaris Business Class suite-like pod (available on selected Boeing 777, 787 and 767 aircraft) features direct access to the aisle, a 180-degree flat-bed that measures 6’6” and 23 inches wide with infinite seat recline options and one-touch lumbar support, ample storage, multiple surfaces that enable passengers to dine while working, universal A/C power as well as 2-USB ports, a 16-inch high-definition entertainment screen, electronic privacy dividers for seats in the center of the cabin, mood lighting and an illuminated ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign.

Additionally, a marble-topped bar unit offers customers in business class a place to grab a mid-flight drink or snack.

The airline says this seat “represents the latest in the continued roll-out of United Polaris, the airline’s most significant product transformation in more than a decade, featuring a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers”.

United is fast becoming one of the world’s leading airlines for business and luxury travellers, thanks to the latest Polaris suites, as well as its lounges and new routes across the world.

In an exclusive interview, United Airlines’ Director of Premium Services, Alexander Dorow, talks to WAYFARER Host and Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, in Chicago about the Polaris Lounges across the United States, the new onboard product in Business Class and Premium Plus and much more.

To view the exclusive interview, click on the image below.