The Impulsive Traveler: Hitting the beach in Evanston, Il

By Julia M. Klein

“We don’t do beach,” said my cousin Bob, who lives less than four blocks from the alluring lakefront of Evanston, Il.

But he’d been warned. Every summer I visit the Chicago area to see friends I know from a mid-1990s fellowship year at Northwestern University. And ever since discovering three years ago, to my delight, that I had cousins living in Evanston, I’ve been dragging them to the beach.


The Impulsive Traveler: Details, Evanston, Ill.

Klein is a cultural reporter and critic in Philadelphia and a contributing editor at Columbia Journalism Review.

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