Travels Category

Airline Adventures (or, Even Grown-ups Have Meltdowns)

Hello friends! I recently returned from a long trip to Cape Town, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.You may recall that CT was one of the stops on my 2012 backpacking trip, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to go back to one of my favorite travel destinations. I […]

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Scenes from Santa Monica

Beaches for miles and cotton candy-colored sunsets… west coast vibes! The first trip of 2016 took me to sunny Santa Monica, California. The last time I was in this region was back in 2011 (pre blog!) when my best friend Denise and I took a road trip through Cali, and visited our friends Jason and […]

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The Holiday Recap

Hope you’re all having a lovely holiday! These last two weeks of the year always make me a feel like a kid again; I relish the chance to relax and recharge, and not having to be on any sort of schedule! This December was a whirlwind. It always is, but this year more than others. There […]

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Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

Oh boy. One minute you’re posting about spring in New York, and the next thing you know it’s fall in Chicago. But I finally have a new post for you, and at least it’s only been a few months (ok, seven) and not four years like Adele (Hello. It’s me).  Like she famously said in a recent […]

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A New York Minute

Although I consider Chicago my new home, New York will always have a piece of my heart. I was reminded of just how much I love NYC when I was in town last weekend – for a whirlwind 30 hours! It was a short trip due to a time crunch, and while I was disappointed […]

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