Posts in category "Travel"

Charming Cedarburg, WI is the Perfect Weekend Getaway

Charming Cedarburg, WI is the Perfect Weekend Getaway
I love Chicago in the summer:  we no longer need to look like Wildlings, there are festivals galore, and it’s prime time to check off bucket list items.  Despite all the goings-on nearby, it’s sometimes nice to venture to a neighboring state for a little R&R.  Thanks to a Living Social gift from my parents,... Read more »

American Girl Down Under: Stories from Australia

American Girl Down Under: Stories from Australia
To those of you who clicked on this blog’s link in search of a Crocodile Dundee themed porn, my apologies for misleading you.  The only boomerangs in this post are ones that are painted by aboriginals.  But now that you’re here, why don’t you stay awhile?  You’re clearly interested in the Land Down Under, so... Read more »

American Girl Down Under: Stories from Australia Part 5

Don’t forget to check out Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 first! Chapter 11:  P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney We took a cab from the airport to our hotel downtown, and we were immediately struck by how vastly different Sydney was compared to Brisbane.  Sydney is a CITY, with skyscrapers, busy streets, and the... Read more »
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American Girl Down Under: Stories from Australia Part 4

American Girl Down Under:  Stories from Australia Part 4
Don’t forget to check out Parts 1, 2, and 3! Chapter 9:  Ahoy, Matey! The next morning, I decided to sleep in until 9 and forgo working out in favor of an earlier breakfast.  I bypassed people having brekkie in the Parklands and an organized group of kids make crafts and walked towards the Queensland... Read more »

American Girl Down Under: Stories from Australia Part 3

American Girl Down Under:  Stories from Australia Part 3
Miss parts 1 and 2?  Have no fear, just click here and here! Chapter 7:  The Peak of Success The next morning, I again went to the gym and had a quick breakfast before walking over to the Cultural Center (by the Queensland Museum) to catch a bus to Mt. Coot-tha for a hike.  I... Read more »

American Girl Down Under: Stories from Australia Part 2

American Girl Down Under:  Stories from Australia Part 2
Did you miss Part 1 of this blog series?  Check it out here! Chapter 3:  Exploring Brisbane I woke up once at 3am, but I forced myself to go back to sleep to get on an Australian sleep cycle.  We woke up at 8:30 for a 10:00 Easter mass at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the... Read more »
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American Girl Down Under: Stories from Australia Part 1

To those of you who clicked on this blog’s link in search of a Crocodile Dundee themed porn, my apologies for misleading you.  The only boomerangs in this post are ones that are painted by aboriginals.  But now that you’re here, why don’t you stay awhile?  You’re clearly interested in the Land Down Under, so... Read more »

Where to Find the Most Rip Snorter Craft Beer in Australia

Where to Find the Most Rip Snorter Craft Beer in Australia
If you’ve been following my excellent adventures on social media, you already know that I’m a big fan of craft beer.  I’m partial to IPA’s but enjoy trying new emerging styles of the oat soda.  I’m spoiled to live in a city that is peppered with microbreweries, has multiple craft beer festivals throughout the year... Read more »

I Tried Bullfighting in Spain and All I Got Was This Giant Butt Bruise

I Tried Bullfighting in Spain and All I Got Was This Giant Butt Bruise
(Originally published November 2012.  Resurrecting a favorite post for the “This Blogger’s Life theme:  Write about an act of courage you…participated in.”) There are moments in life when you learn what kind of person you are.  Are you the kind of person who believes in miracles, believes in signs?  Okay, maybe I won’t be swinging away... Read more »
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TenISee Roadtrippin': Nashville or Bust

TenISee Roadtrippin':  Nashville or Bust
I was a huge fan of country music back in the 90′s.  I’m talking member of the Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Alison Kraus fan clubs type of huge fan.  I had a cousin who looked like a Dixie Chick and parents who indulged our love of 90′s now-extinct country artists.  We went to Garth Brooks... Read more »