Category: Travel

An Arizona Visit and Surprisingly Fond Desert Life Memories

An Arizona Visit and Surprisingly Fond Desert Life Memories
Unfortunately I have a tendency to make absolute statements on subjects that are anything but. I’m aware I do it, and it’s something I’m constantly working on improving. It’s something I’m especially aware of when I come face to face with one of my past absolute statements that is now being flipped on its head.... Read more »

The Rolling Suitcase VS. The Backpack

The Rolling Suitcase VS. The Backpack
In the last couple years, as my traveling lifestyle really started to pick up speed, it occurred to me that the occasional borrowing of my parents nice carry-on sized Briggs & Riley wasn’t going to cut it anymore, and my only piece of luggage that would suit travel for more than a few days (not... Read more »

5 Big Reasons I Could Never Live In Hawaii

5 Big Reasons I Could Never Live In Hawaii
As I’m jetting off to my next destination, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about my last one. For years Hawaii has played an important role in who I am. Did I ever actually live there? No….it was more of a pipe dream, a fantasy that always lay just around some bend in... Read more »
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Why I Love To Travel

Why I Love To Travel
My current home airport is Chicago O’Hare – ORD for those of us who speak in airport code. Which can make for some very hectic attempts at traveling, especially in the northern hemisphere’s winter months. Hence, I spent last Saturday afternoon scrambling to re-arrange my Sunday morning flight out of ORD, thanks to a gargantuan... Read more »

Christmas Magic Amidst Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Christmas Magic Amidst Chicago's Magnificent Mile
“City sidewalks busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air There’s a feeling of Christmas…” Ahh Christmas in the city. A couple years back I had the displeasure of finding myself in New York City, or more specifically Rockefeller Center, amidst the holiday season. After an afternoon of getting jounced around and consistently stuck... Read more »

My Nomination for the Liebster Award!

My Nomination for the Liebster Award!
I have been nominated for my first ever Liebster Award by BackyardDestinations (@bydestinations): http://backyarddestinations.wordpress.com Thank you for the nomination! What does this mean? The Liebster Award is basically an award that is by bloggers, for bloggers. It’s passed from person to person to encourage connection and support within our writing community, and to aid in... Read more »
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The Best of an Autumn Visit to Door County, Wisconsin

The Best of an Autumn Visit to Door County, Wisconsin
Autumn has come gusting into Chicagoland a bit on the early side this year. Only halfway into September, today the cool air is enough to drive me from my favored writing spot out on the balcony to my living room sofa and the coziness of a big snuggly blanket. It has also (contrary to bird... Read more »

What #WDS2014 Was All About.

What #WDS2014 Was All About.
Anyone who’s been following The Rogue Road or anyone who knows me in person has been listening to me babble on and on about the World Domination Summit for months. Well, now it’s come and gone, and the overall outcome for me was this: The World Domination Summit was, to this point, the single best... Read more »

5 Steps to Start Traveling Faster

5 Steps to Start Traveling Faster
A man told me yesterday, “I wish I traveled more.” My response was, “so why don’t you?” Similarly, I was driving along the other day in my car and I suddenly had the thought, “I would like to see Spain.” Like, now. Right now. The next thought that occurred to me was, “why not?” The... Read more »
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The Bucket List

The Bucket List
Everyone’s heard of the oh-so-famous bucket list (and maybe you’ve even seen the Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie by the same title) – basically, it’s a list of things you want to do before you die. But why make one? And what does this have to do with achieving the lifestyle I covet? Personally, I like... Read more »