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Vegas, San Diego and Houston: Best Trip I Never Took.

San-Diego-Houston-Vegas

About a month ago, the tickets were all booked but… One week before we were ready to set off on our first excursion in nearly 2 years, my husband and I got sick. Not just, a bit of a cough, sick. But a gut wrenching, head swimming, lung rattling, day losing, hot and cold sweats, kind of sick. It happened to us both. My husband was the first to go down, like a stunned 1000 lb. buffalo. Before I could...

A Trip to Graceland: The Home of Elvis

On our road trip from Florida to Chicago, my big sister and I decided to stop by Memphis, Tennessee to visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland. I had visited Tennessee before, both Nashville, which is an amazing city filled with music, fantastic restaurants, and night life and Chattanooga, which is well, sort of the opposite of Nashville (sorry, “Nooga”). I had, however, never had the fortune to travel to Memphis or Graceland before. My big sister is sort an Elvis nut, I...

Travel Safety and Style: Travelon

Travel Safety

It is probably safe to say that I worry about safety. In fact, it may be safer to say that I can be down right, paranoid — about safety that is. Maybe it was ingrained in me when I was kid who was perpetually in unfamiliar surroundings because we travelled so often. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I was mugged once. Not the, “hey, that guy stole my wallet” kind of mugged, but the gruesome, bloody,...

Self-Hosted and Flying Free

self hosted, Flying Eagle body painting

I have finally moved this site to self-hosting with a paid theme and I am flying free! Well, I’m free anyway. The feeling like I was flying part only lasted for about 4 minutes before I realized that, thanks to migrating from free WordPress to paid, I lost all of my WordPress followers in the process. When I was researching how to migrate my site (because I am hopelessly non-techie and can’t do anything without google), I do remember coming...

Hanging out in Chinatown.

Chinatown figures

Everyone knows that despite which ever city you live in, if it has a Chinatown, it can be kind of kitschy. I know, I know, Chinatown is for tourists. The one in Chicago is pretty much the same. Its not as though I’ve been avoiding this great little neighborhood just south of the loop, but admittedly it’s been years since I have spent any real time here. Truthfully, I had forgotten how much fun Chicago’s Chinatown can be on a lazy Monday evening. Sure...

A Day of Volunteering with Share Your Soles

volunteering at share your soles

Last week was National Volunteer Week. I had the pleasure of volunteering with a few ladies from the Women in the World – Chicago travel meetup (formerly Go Girls – Chicago). We spent the day sorting shoes for an amazing organization called Share Your Soles, which sends donated shoes to poor communities all across the world. Founder, Mona Purdy, started the charity after seeing impoverished children in Guatemala paint hot tar onto the bottoms of their feet because they didn’t have shoes....