Chicago: Christkindlmarket

I don't want to sound like a Grinch, but I find it a sacred practice not to celebrate Christmas early and I planned on following this rule until the day I died. Then I moved to Chicago.

Why I Moved to Chicago

Suprise! I moved.

Ames and Des Moines, IA

My time in Iowa was filled with one of my best friends, awesome food, a little bit of education, and a concrete gnome!

Missouri Wine Country: Hermann, MO

If you like wine and want a laidback wine country experience, come visit Napa Valley's Midwestern cousin.

Dear Mr. Bourdain

I could type thank you one thousand times over in an attempt to thank you for everything, but, Mr. Bourdain, I also want to say I'm sorry.

The Czech Republic

While there was an undertone of sadness in Anna Knapp's life, it was also very full. This is her story.

Why I’ll Always Choose Ireland

Unknown locations are my inspiration, but whenever I’m asked the question, “If you only had a week to live, where is the one place you would go?” it will always be Ireland.