6 Tips for Wedding Season Travel

We are in the midst of wedding season and I am just a few days away from flying to my first wedding of the year! This month I will be making two trips out to the Midwest to see my college friends get married and attend my first Kwanjula ceremony. (Kwanjula is a Ugandan ceremony […]

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Las Vegas Adventure Essentials

Oh Vegas, you never disappoint and this time was exceptionally fun. Last weekend my cousin graduated from UNLV and a big group of our family flew/drove to Las Vegas to celebrate. If I’m being honest, had he gone to school elsewhere I doubt all of us would have made it for the special day. But […]

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6 Reasons to visit Whistler, Canada

This trip to Canada has officially confirmed that Whistler is on the top of my list for ski destinations. Not only did I get to celebrate my birthday there but we also had four days of perfect skiing.  Every day I couldn’t help but smile and enjoy the picturesque scenery around me. Hopefully I will […]

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Checking in: Airbnb and Grand Hotel Central – Barcelona, Spain

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. I paid for both stays at the airbnb and Grand Hotel Central. As always all opinions are my own. With so many options for accommodations, it can be hard to choose. In the past I’ve stayed at hostels, hotels, Airbnb/VRBO or with family and friends.  For our stay in […]

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8 places to eat in Barcelona

One of my favorite things about traveling is trying new cuisines and flavors. Barcelona was the perfect city to indulge in, each food we tried was unique and flavorsome. Looking through my photos from our trip I realized I had not taken enough photos of the food! Each time our dish came I was so […]

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What to do if your phone stops working abroad

Thank you to my cousin who I used as a model in the photo above =o) I was in London a few weeks ago staying with my best friend, Eliska. One morning I woke up, switched on my phone and began my usual scrolling through Instagram. All of a sudden my phone screen went black. […]

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Ski Adventure Essentials

Before I share my next adventure with you I wanted to say thank you to everyone who read and commented on my last post. I was very nervous sharing such a personal part of my life while so many political issues are making it difficult for others to share a similar experience. The number of […]

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Winter Adventure Essentials

Fall is long gone in Chicago and the cold winter days are here to stay. This weekend I am headed off to an even colder place – Toronto, Canada which I’m very excited about. I have only been to Vancouver for a few hours and then spent a week in Whistler so it will be […]

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Essentials for Long Flights

Long airplane flights can take a toll on your skin, especially when flying for 9+ hours. During my trip to Europe last month I brought a few essentials in my carry on: Neutrogena Deep Moisturizer Night Cream – I bought this cream for the winter months when my skin gets really dry. But it’s especially […]

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"Light" Packing

A few days ago, I jetted off to Europe for a ten day adventure to Amsterdam, London and Prague. Packing was quite a task this trip because I wanted to bring as little with me but due to our busy itinerary and stops along the way I had to minimize how much I brought with me. Usually when […]

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