1 Year Blog Anniversary

  Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year since I began blogging again. Although Dream of Adventures was started a few years ago during my semester abroad, I made my return back to the blogging world a year ago. I restarted my blog because I had finished university, lived alone, winter was approaching and […]

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Starved Rock State Park

    When you think of the state of Illinois in the Midwestern part of the US you imagine corn fields, flat landscapes that go on for miles and of course the city of Chicago. What you didn’t think you would find just two hours outside of Chicago is a state park with steep inclines, […]

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Five Days in St. Lucia

(View of Petit Piton from Tet Paul Trail) Over the long holiday weekend I was lucky to spend a few days visiting my mom on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. This was my fifth trip (I can’t believe I’ve been there so many times already!) to the island and each time I discover something […]

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Karlštejn

    While visiting my family in Prague we took a day trip to Karlštejncastle and wandered through the town of Karlštejn. The large gothic castle founded in 1348, isone of the most famous and frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic along with the Prague Castle. Just 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the center […]

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Last Minute Trip to Paradise

    Nothing like a last minute trip to Paradise to rejuvenate! Two weeks ago I realized I needed to get out of town for a few days, away from the stress of work and moving. Without hesitating I booked a flight to the beautiful island of St Lucia. Sometimes you need to recharge and […]

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Three Years Ago in Montmartre

(View from my apartment in Montmartre) As I begin to look for a new place to move into in Chicago, I have been learning about new neighborhoods and parts of Chicago I had never really explored. This moving experience reminded me of my semester abroad in Paris. Exactly three years ago this week, I landed […]

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Walking around London – London Part II

  The best way to start a day of sightseeing around London is to grab breakfast and a freshly brewed coffee at Hej Café. A café tucked away between the streets of Bermondsey, Hej offers the best breakfast options, from apple, brie and rocket Panini to a sweet pastry. It’s the perfect café to spend […]

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Afternoon in London – London Part I

(Millennium bridge with St. Paul’s cathedral in background) After our quick stop in Amsterdam we flew to London to visit my best friend and spend some time exploring the city. Our flight landed in Luton airport late Saturday morning and by lunch time we were at my best friend’s apartment in London. E and I […]

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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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Amsterdam Cuisine

  (Stroopwafels are my favorite Dutch food) Our flight to Amsterdam landed late afternoon and a fast 15 minute train ride R and I were in Amsterdam Central station hopping onto our tram to our Airbnb apartment. After so many hours of traveling we were both hungry and excited to see what local cuisine we […]

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