Archive for March 2017

Lake Bled Cream Cake – A must have if you travel to Slovenia

Lake Bled Cream Cake – A must have if you travel to Slovenia
There are a so many reasons to travel, but one at the top of the list is trying foods native to different parts of the world. In the small lakeside resort in Bled, Slovenia you can delight in Kremsnita, also known as cream cake. Layers of golden, flaky butter dough, delectable vanilla cream, whipped cream... Read more »

Serious Question: How do you throw away a garbage can?

No really. I’m serious about this one. I recently moved into a home that has three random garbage cans that are busted or old in the back yard. As they are pretty useless, I decided it was best for me to toss them. The problem? How do you throw them away? It seems obvious, put... Read more »

P.S. I Love You inspired me to travel to Ireland

P.S. I Love You inspired me to travel to Ireland
Possible spoilers if you’ve been living under a rock. I rarely get excited to see new movies, but from the first preview I saw of P.S. I Love You, I knew I had to see it. I don’t know if it was the story line, the cast, or the Irish scenery that made me want... Read more »
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I need to get healthy but I’m procrastinating.

I need to get healthy but I’m procrastinating.
Seriously. I love veggies. I love eating healthy. The best feeling I had in my life was when I was full on vegan for a few months. But getting back to healthy is the hard part. I’ve been considering getting back on track for a few months now but I’ve been procrastinating. Hell, I’ve been... Read more »

I missed my connecting flight in Costa Rica and lived to tell the story

I missed my connecting flight in Costa Rica and lived to tell the story
It was my first time traveling to another county completely solo. Sure I had flown to Germany before but I was meeting up with my best friend the next day. My trip to Costa Rica was solo from O’Hare to San Jose and back again. I planned out my trip to Manuel Antonio perfectly, or... Read more »

Traveling: You are missing out if you don’t talk to locals and other travelers

Traveling: You are missing out if you don’t talk to locals and other travelers
Traveling is great. You can see so many sights, learn more about yourself, and live some amazing experiences. But the best part about traveling is meeting other people and experiencing other cultures. It’s part of the reason I push hostels over hotels. I’m a shy person, always have been so I have trouble listening to... Read more »
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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Pictures of Ireland

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Pictures of Ireland
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Chicago! To celebrate, I thought I’d share some of my favorite pictures of my 2012 trip to Ireland. Enjoy!

South Africa: Vacation Destination

South Africa: Vacation Destination
Recently, I was asked what is left on my “bucket list.” Humph.  How does a traveler answer this?! The only way I know how. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag Because really, I think every single place is on my bucket list.  With the exception of New York and... Read more »

Dear Mom, Please take the trip to Germany

Dear Mom, Please take the trip to Germany
Mom, I know you and bonus pops (what I call my step dad) want to go to Germany. You talk about it and you want to go. Here’s why you should go summed up as simply as possible: If not now, when? You know that I’m big on travel and lucky for you, I’ve been... Read more »
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Melissa & Doug Scratch Art: The Better Adult Coloring Option

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art: The Better Adult Coloring Option
I. Am. Addicted. It all started the week of valentines day when I noticed colorful valentines on everyone’s desk.  I must say I was a bit jealous. A few days later I visited a friend at her desk and noticed this container of black post it note sized paper on her desk.  I had found... Read more »