11 days in Europe: Iceland

Over Thanksgiving, my mom and I went on an incredible 11-day trip to Europe! Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post trip recaps for each country we traveled to – Iceland, England, Spain and Ireland. Our first stop was Iceland. Day 1 Our flight to Reykjavik was an overnight flight, so ideally we […]

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Peace out 2016.

Thank goodness it’s December 31st. Can I get an ‘Amen’? While there have been some significant lows in 2016, I’m thankful for the joy and growth that I’ve experienced. Here are a few noteworthy moments from my year. January. Visiting Washington D.C. Most powerful moment: Holocaust Museum Volunteering at the Cubs Convention. February. Mardi Gras in St. […]

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48 hours in Kansas City.

This past weekend, I traveled to Kansas City for a quick visit to see some of my college friends. Even though I went to school 2 hours away, I had actually only driven through the city a few times and visited a suburb once. Coming from Chicago, I’m always in awe of other cities and […]

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Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry

I love to cook, but I’m more of a guesstimator when it comes to actual portions. Just a little fair warning! But that’s the fun part about cooking- unlike baking, if you guesstimate the portions, you still wind up with a pretty tasty meal, or at least, you can easily adjust! I’m a huge fan […]

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48 hours in Saugatuck.

I love weekend getaways. Living in the Chicago-area, I am lucky to be close enough to Michigan that is a pretty convenient weekend destination. While it is only a few hours away, I feel like I’m in vacation-mode as soon as I cross the border. My favorite childhood memories are from the shores of Southwest […]

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Saturday staycations.

When you’re a kid growing up in the Chicago suburbs, the only things you would do in the city were: see the Bean, go to a museum, go to a Cubs game, or go shopping on Michigan Avenue. Typical touristy-things. Now that I’m an adult and can really explore the neighborhoods, I’m finding that Saturdays […]

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