Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week is one of my favorite weeks in Chicago in the winter! There are so many amazing restaurants in this city but not all fall under my budget. Luckily, this week has set menus at a reduced cost so participants can explore all the cuisine the city has to offer! Cafe Robey Cafe […]

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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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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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