Posts in category "Travel"

Chase Rice performs at Lakeshake Festival – Chicago IL 2017

Chase Rice performs at Lakeshake Festival – Chicago IL 2017
I think my favorite aspect of festivals such as Lakeshake, Windy City Smokeout and Fair St. Louis, is hearing music from artists I wasn’t familiar with prior to the event. Sure, you are going to hear great music from favorites like Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett, but I get more excited about the... Read more »

Miranda Lambert puts on an amazing show at Country Lakeshake Festival 2017 -- Chicago, IL

Miranda Lambert puts on an amazing show at Country Lakeshake Festival 2017 -- Chicago, IL
I’ve written about her before, and this won’t be the last time. There’s a reason. She kicks ass. Seriously. She put an amazing show on at the third annual Country Lakeshake Festival at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly island in Chicago Illinois. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to Lakeshake this year.... Read more »

Country Lakeshake Festival 2017 in Black & White -- Chicago, IL

Country Lakeshake Festival 2017 in Black & White -- Chicago, IL
This year’s Country Lakeshake did not disappoint.  For their 3rd year, they even had a few upgrades including free trolley’s to and from major train hubs around Chicago and tiered ticket levels making the event more accessible. Another addition to the event? Budweiser Clydesdale horses. The event had between 12,500 and 16,500 attendees each day, and... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »