Posts tagged "Travel"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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San Francisco: Where to go and what to do

San Francisco: Where to go and what to do
I am really looking forward to escape for a few days to San Francisco with my husband.  We’ve been twice before and visited the tourist spots Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown and Ghirardelli Square. I also plan to squeeze in a few yoga classes as I am itching for inspiration to bring back to... Read more »

Surviving a rainy day with no electronics

Surviving a rainy day with no electronics
A few times a year, my family needs an electronic cleanse.  My 9-year-old and I had an interesting conversation about how one can become addicted to the iPad and we discussed how we both could relate to the urge to check my phone, computer, iPad or even watch TV. We escaped to a lovely and compact... Read more »

Two Vacations and a Wedding

Two Vacations and a Wedding
Our luck had it that our annual family vacation and an old friend’s destination wedding happened back to back this June.  The stars aligned and just when we all needed it most, we were able to leave reality and first head to the beach in South Carolina. The kids have been coming here since they... Read more »
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Romantic getaways are awesome, but not real life

Romantic getaways are awesome, but not real life
My husband and I have both been very busy lately.  We are passionate about our work and projects and both of our minds, thoughts and eyes have been pretty focused on our own next steps.  With the added benefit of two spirited children in need of attention, love, time, problem solving and transportation; often our... Read more »