Happy Opening Day (from a person who knows basically nothing about baseball)!

To celebrate Opening Day, I thought I’d share photos from a Cubs themed weekend getaway in Chicago. Hotel Zachary, right across Clark St. from Wrigley Field, has some of the best views of the stadium. Before the Zachary was built just a few years ago, only a handful of people had the pleasure of seeing…

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Brugge is the Winter Wonder Land You’ve Never Heard of

Okay. So maybe you have heard of Brugge, but I never had before planning the Christmas vacation of my dreams. It truly is one of the most magical places I’ve ever laid eyes on. Of course, I happened upon Brugge as giant floppy snowflakes fell from the skies, so I may be extraordinarily partial. It’s…

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The Journey to Boulder, By Way of Nederland

For being a small city, with a population hovering just above 1,500, Nederland is a well-known part of Colorado. It hosts Frozen Dead Guy Days. You can read more about the fascinating celebration here. While we didn’t enjoy the odd festivities, we did go on a lovely hike, then got back on the road to…

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Art is Alive and Weird in Berlin

I recently visited the beautiful, odd, and eclectic city of Berlin. Everywhere you turn there is something packed with history or something covered in graffiti. It has a very distinct personality–one of resilience and the bizarre. As you wander the streets, you get the feeling that many of the residents want to give the old,…

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The Dirty D

After years and years of visiting Detroit for work, I finally got the chance to give the Motor City a decent run through. I ate and drank so much deliciousness. Here’s what I got up to: Stay at the Aloft  Brunch at Grey Ghost Astro Coffee Walk around Corktown, see the old train station Drinks…

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YAS Queen(stown)!

Queenstown in New Zealand is so amazing, even the drive into town is out-of-control-beautiful. This city is like a Disney World for grown ups. It’s the home of the jetboat (an insane boat ride with 360s and death stops that made me laugh uncontrollably because I was so nervous) and full of plenty of other…

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Auckland

Y’all, New Zealand is one of the most remarkable places on earth. Stay tuned as I take you on a whirlwind tour of the North and South Island. Trust me, you’re gonna love it. I spent less than 24 hours in Auckland. For New Zealand, it’s a very urban area–the largest in the country to…

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fun in Fiji

Between visiting Australia and heading to New Zealand, we spent a quick weekend in Fiji. It was paradise and it went by way too fast, but we managed to squeeze in a good bit of action. Here’s the itinerary: Stay at the Westin Denarau. There are several pools and restaurants right on the beach. You…

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Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia. There was something about it that reminded me of a much cleaner version of New Orleans. It’s on the bay, and a river winds throw the city center. The architecture is quite diverse and interesting, you can easily take boats to get around the city, and there is…

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