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.

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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?!

The French Quarter: NOLA

One of our Lyft drivers put it best when he said, "We don't care if you're black, white, or green. Gay, straight, or in between. We just want you to have a good time."