Posts tagged "Travel"

What to do in Seattle

What to do in Seattle
My husband treated me to a wonderful birthday weekend in Seattle.  It took 40 years to make it to this gray, yet comfortable northwest city and am happy to share the, mostly touristy, fun things we did. For our short visit I was pleasantly surprised by the vibe, food, beauty and transportation of Seattle. The Space... Read more »

How to survive jet lag

How to survive jet lag
Traveling is wonderful, but jet lag can be difficult and frustrating.  It has been awhile since I’ve suffered the effects of jet lag and the first time my children have experienced it. Hawaii is five hours behind Chicago and I didn’t realize how much it would change our sleep schedule.  The first morning I woke... Read more »

Fun summer links to click

Fun summer links to click
I am heading out of town to spend quality time with my family.  My wish is that we unplug, connect and de-stress. While I’m gone I wanted to share some links you might enjoy reading. Thirty things to do with your kids this summer. (I just counted and we are up to fifteen!) Natural and... Read more »
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New Orleans: What to eat and where to go

New Orleans: What to eat and where to go
My college boyfriend is now my forty-year-old husband and I surprised him with a getaway to celebrate. The sunny and walkable city of New Orleans was the perfect place to do it. The weather is relatively warm, the flights (from Chicago) were less than $200, music is everywhere and the southern food is tasty. I’m sharing my hours... Read more »

A day in Milwaukee

A day in Milwaukee
We decided to explore our neighboring state, Wisconsin, this Labor Day weekend and were surprised by the fun we had in Milwaukee.  Milwaukee borders our beautiful Lake Michigan and boasts award-winning, restaurants, museums, theaters, bike trails and golf courses. We visited the impressive Discovery World, which includes a science and technology center, in addition to... Read more »

Road trip from Chicago to the Grand Canyon

Road trip from Chicago to the Grand Canyon
My husband and I camped at the Grand Canyon before we were married.  It was an eye-opening road trip for many reasons and I believe my ten and seven-year-old are at an age they can appreciate the beauty and greatness of nature and the family experience. Or so I thought. Since we sat down and... Read more »
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Friday Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Tilt and Zip Lining

Friday Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Tilt and Zip Lining
Happy Friday and Earth Day!  Things have been very busy around here lately.  It is Spring Break, and I’ve been making a conscious effort to experience and appreciate our city. My husband and I loved the Avett Brothers last night at the Chicago Theatre.  The brothers and their band from North Carolina have a unique... Read more »

Books to read on vacation

Books to read on vacation
My sister and I returned late last night from a relaxing and luxurious girls weekend on the beach.  One of the highlights was to be able to get away, reflect and read without being interrupted. First, I read No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn pretty quickly.  The story centers around a single mom struggling to... Read more »

Airbnb dream vacations

Airbnb dream vacations
Winter means wanderlust for me. I never want to stay put in negative degree Chicago and enjoy browsing airbnb to admire the beautiful spaces to rent. The above dreamy tree house is in Petaluma, California. Or would you rather live in a shoe? This New Zealand boot includes a fire place and bed for two.... Read more »
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Yoga videos to practice anywhere

Yoga videos to practice anywhere
This time of year tends to mess with our schedules.  Holiday parties, sugary treats and travels sometimes make it a challenge to stick to your yoga practice.  Ironically, this is the time of year many of us need yoga the most. Here are a few of my favorite short videos that you can do in... Read more »