6 Reasons Why Chicago is My Favorite City

It started with a field trip in elementary school. Don’t remember which grade. Can’t say for certain what we visited. (Most likely that big ol’ Museum of Science and Industry.) What I do know? We took a bus to downtown Chicago and little girl me was IN AWE. Now, I’d been to Chicago as a …

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Adventure with me in Scotland!

Friends. I'm going to Scotland, and you're invited! But first, here's how it happened... Ten years ago, I visited Scotland. Well, I visited Edinburgh. And it was magical. Old town. New town. The castle. The people. All of it felt like a fairy tale. It was just enough of a taste that I knew I …

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I *heart* Heights

The title says it all. My favorite adventures are the ones that get me up in the sky OR closer to it. Want proof? Here’s a compilation of past blog posts that speak to my love of all things skyward. The Day I Became an Adrenaline Junkie – This goes all the way back to …

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All the Things I’m Glad I Did in Switzerland

I spent an entire week in Switzerland back in May and put a whole lotta effort into creating the perfect itinerary. But, the perfect itinerary also includes time for spontaneity – which is why I’m not surprised that my list of favorite Swiss experiences includes both planned and unplanned things. Truthfully, the title of this …

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Confessions of a Solo Traveler

After four solo trips to Europe since January 2017, I guess it’s about time I spilled my guts on what it’s like to travel with me, myself, and I. As an introvert, I rarely mind being alone. I’m also fiercely independent, good with navigation, and a cross between MacGyver and Nancy Drew when it comes …

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Don’t Do It for the Gram

Are we Instagramming because we travel, or do we travel so we can Instagram? I was struck by this question in the opening of a recent Robb Report article, titled: Instagram is Changing the Way We Travel (and Not Necessarily for the Better). While I won’t give you a full summary of the article (read …

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Do the Things That Scare You (Like Bungee Jumping in Switzerland)

There was a time in my life when I swore I’d never go bungee jumping. Never ever ever. I was open to skydiving, but falling head first, hooked to a cord, with the ground so close and no parachute? Noooo thanks. That was my solid stance on the matter until two years ago. Until I …

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