10 EASY Ways to Be A More Sustainable Traveler

As anyone that has ever tried to follow one of my blogs knows, consistency is not my strong suit. After spending a hiatus focusing on adulthood--which included a job change--I'm back. While I haven't summed up all of the international news I have read over the last nine months, the efforts of young Greta Thunberg [...]

Chicago: Kopi Cafe

We were surrounded by an army of memories hidden away in trinkets any traveler might collect on an adventure to the Middle East, Africa, or Asia.

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.

Edgewater Arts Festival

I've always been a wallflower, almost to a fault...but today I found it to be a bit of a gift.

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.

5 Places You Have to Visit on Main Street: Saint Charles, MO

These are my must-stop shops when I go downtown for the day.

VB Chocolate Bar: Cottleville, MO

There are a handful of things that can easily make a woman (or maybe just me) happy. The two that instantly come to mind are girls' nights and chocolate.

Salsa and Salsa: Cozumel, Mexico

Can I get an Ole?!