Live from The African Festival of the Arts in Chicago

The Traveling Eye with Bonnie DeShong and Ja’Vonne Harley airs at a new time every Sunday from 3-4pm Central time on The Talk of Chicago 1690 WVON and online @ We bring you travel news, the how to’s of travel and destination highlights.

This Sunday, August 31st The Traveling Eye is Live at The African Festival of the Arts!, Located at Washington Park at 5100 S Cottage Grove Avenue. The Traveling Eye will ask “What do you really know about Africa”? Come visit us at the festival and test your knowledge of Africa, Win prizes and join in on the discussion.
You’ve got to be there to win!

Our newest feature WHAT’S IN YOUR CARRY ON?, brought to you by Levy Home Entertainment, the nations premier book distributor, features Mary Monroe, an award winning best selling author of several books, including God Don’t Like Ugly! Monroe’s new book, She Had It Coming, is a steamy shocker about two best friends, Dolores Reese, a foster child and Valerie Proctor, who get caught in a web of deadly secrets and lies. Tune in to hear why She Had It Coming is a great book to have in your carry on.

Meet Mary Monroe and get an autographed copy of She Had It Coming on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:00pm at Wal-mart in Country Club Hills, 4005 W. 167th Street. Visit for more information.

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Watching what you eat and drink may prevent the typical sicknesses while you’re traveling. However, other medical issues may arise. The good news is that you’ll probably be able to find competent medical care. The key is knowing where to go. Most travel guides suggest you go to a hospital where English is spoken, U.S.-trained doctors can be found or ask see the hotels doctor. For this reason, it’s a good idea to always carry a written copy of your medical history with you in English & in the language of the country you are traveling to. Having such important information available in one place can help health care workers make appropriate decisions, and you won’t forget important information at a time when you’re likely to be not thinking clearly or able to speak for yourself. Before you leave home, create a medical history form. Below is a list of information that you should carry with you.
  • Your name, address, and home phone number as well as
  • Emergency Contacts name, address and phone numbers
  • Your blood type
  • Immunizations
  • Your doctor’s name, address, and office and emergency phone numbers
  • The name, address, and phone number of your health insurance carrier, including your policy number
  • A list of any ongoing health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, etc
  • A list of current medications you are taking and pharmacy name and phone number
  • A list of allergies to medications, food, insects, and animals
  • A prescription for glasses or contact lenses