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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 would meet 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 the trip to Manuel Antonio perfectly, or so I... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art: The Better Adult Coloring Option

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art: The Better Adult Coloring Option
I. Am. Addicted. It all started the week of valentines day when I noticed colorful valentines on everyone’s desk.  I must say I was a bit jealous. A few days later I visited a friend at her desk and noticed this container of black post it note sized paper on her desk.  I had found... Read more »
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Upside of Suburban Life: No Parking Dibs

Upside of Suburban Life: No Parking Dibs
A few months ago, I packed up and moved myself out to the suburbs. Well, that might be generous as I live in a small country town outside of Chicago now.  After spending the last five years in Chicago, living in the suburbs can be quite the treat. It used to take 20 minutes or... Read more »

Café Tola: Go To Lunch Hot Spot

Café Tola: Go To Lunch Hot Spot
I would love to be the person who packs their lunch every day for work. It saves money.  It’s healthier.  Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Fact is, that’s not me. I forget my lunch, er, plain don’t plan a lunch more often than not. I’m often on the hunt for somewhere to eat during the work day.... Read more »

Travel Made Me Feel Grown Up

Travel Made Me Feel Grown Up
It took me a while to grow up.  I’ve always been independent and mature for my age, but I always felt like a child.  Even to this day, I still feel young.  But it was when I started traveling that I really believed I grew up. It all started when I went to Ireland with... Read more »
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Women's March on Chicago: Why I Marched (Part I)

Women's March on Chicago: Why I Marched (Part I)
I originally was going to just share pictures, however, on one of my fellow blogger’s Instagram account, a woman stated that she didn’t understand what the walk today was all about.  I understood where she was coming from to be honest.  There were so many messages.  So many different view points.  So many different causes.... Read more »