Category: Travel

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 »

I Went to Travel Europe and Ended Up in a Croatian Police Station

I Went to Travel Europe and Ended Up in a Croatian Police Station
This is the story about how two Chicago girls ended up in a Croatian Police Station. Over a year ago, I went on the trip of a lifetime with my best friend and partner in crime.  I’m not sure how she feels about this blogging this so we’ll use her nickname, Carl. She got there... Read more »

Being 28: The Best Year of My Life

Being 28: The Best Year of My Life
I’m 28. Just a short 18 months away from 30. I don’t have children. I don’t have a husband. Hell, I don’t even have a boyfriend. This is the time to panic right? This means my life is for nothing and I’m wasting away, right? WRONG. This was the best year yet. I turned 28... Read more »
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Ireland: Mystery, Magic and Wonder

Ireland: Mystery, Magic and Wonder
About two or three months ago, I started frequenting a new bar that does Karaoke and Open Mic night to conquer my fears of stage fright.  Just so happened that the bar, Harrigan’s on Halsted, is an Irish bar. Those of you that know me know that I went to Ireland two years ago and... Read more »

Plitvice Lakes National Park Series: Croatia's Plitvice Paths

Plitvice Lakes National Park Series: Croatia's Plitvice Paths
Plitvice Lakes National Park Series: Slice of Heaven Life at the Lakes Plitvice Paths In the past two days, you were introduced to Plitvice, but I saved some of my favorite pictures for the third and final installment. I loved the paths in Plitvice. Everywhere there are wooden logs and dirt paths leading you to... Read more »

Plitvice Lakes National Park Series: Life at the Lakes

Plitvice Lakes National Park Series: Life at the Lakes
Plitvice Lakes National Park Series: Slice of Heaven Life at the Lakes Plitvice Paths Today I’m going to share the second installment of the Plitvice series with you. What made Plitvice a little more magical than just the waterfalls, lakes and rainbows was the life. Everywhere you looked there were trees, bugs, birds, and butterflies. Sadly,... Read more »
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Plitvice Lakes National Park Series: Croatia’s Slice of Heaven

Plitvice Lakes National Park Series: Croatia’s Slice of Heaven
Plitvice Lakes National Park Series: Slice of Heaven Life at the Lakes Plitvice Paths There’s a place in Europe, Croatia to be exact, that is a little piece of heaven on earth. Seriously. There is no other way to put it. I got the chance to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park with one of my... Read more »

America's Biggest (and best) Birthday Party: A review of Fair Saint Louis

America's Biggest (and best) Birthday Party: A review of Fair Saint Louis
Fair Saint Louis. If you didn’t go- you should have.  While this sentence pretty much sums up the whole experience, I’m going to give you a bit more.  I’ve mentioned Fair Saint Louis not once, but twice in previous blogs. See here and here.  I’m a huge fan of “America’s Biggest Birthday Party” and always will... Read more »

Fair Saint Louis -- The Fray, The Band Perry, Mary Lambert and More for the 4th of July

Fair Saint Louis -- The Fray, The Band Perry, Mary Lambert and More for the 4th of July
Where do you go to see The Fray, The Band Perry, Gavin DeGraw, The Neighborhood, Capital Cities and More for FREE!? That would be Fair Saint Louis.  They have a great line up this year to celebrate our nation’s independence near the Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park. This is just west of downtown Saint... Read more »
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Duomo Dupers: Scammers at Milan, Italy's Duomo Cathedral

Duomo Dupers: Scammers at Milan, Italy's Duomo Cathedral
On my recent trip, I had the pleasure (or should I say displeasure) of seeing Milano Italy.  The architecture, especially the Duomo, was beautiful but I didn’t find that I liked the feeling of the city.  There were scammers left and right, the public transit system was annoying at best and people just didn’t come... Read more »