My guy is a Points Wizard. He snagged this unbelievable room in Paris for 5 nights for FREE! Scroll down and you’ll find a video inside our room at The Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe. The hotel is only a few blocks from the Arc, which you can spot from the balcony along with The Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Cœur. Don’t these pink velvet beauties match the sunrise that day?
As the seasons change, I get the itch to document it. This year, I did do a bit of exploring to catch the leaves as they turned. (Check out my photos from Colorado and Arkansas if you’re interested.) Next year, I’ve decided to make it a point to do a few more fall themed trips. Until then, here’s what Kansas City, MO had to offer: Below you’ll see KC firefighters squirting a symbolic saber arch over a road a busload […]
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, strict, insanely symmetrical order of German stereotypes the middle finger. I quite like their spirit. In terms of my originally-from-Texas mind, it feels like Berlin is […]
It’s my birthday, y’all! Here I am being vain with a buncha pictures of myself in a fun (but old) set of sneakers. What a way to celebrate. Don’t you love coincidences? These photos were shot on the 31st floor.
I’ve been back to Chicago a few times since I moved last year, but this was the first time I got to fully enjoy the new River Walk. I have to say, I’m really impressed. If you’re visiting for the first time, don’t miss out on this new aspect of the city. While you’re at it, hop on the Water Taxi for a quick for a cheap boat ride and an expedited view of the layout. In the background of […]
Sunny Seattle: those words sound as though they don’t belong together. I’ve visited the beautiful city many times, and this trip was so beautiful and the weather was so pleasant–it felt like a different place. Where I Stayed: The Westin My Favorite Meal: The Premium Sushi Omakase at Shiro’s Sushi My Favorite New Brewery: Cloudburst and Fremont My Favorite New Beer Shop: TeKu Tavern Best Quick Tourist-y Thing to Do: The hour long harbor tour with Argosy You Can’t Miss: Pike Place Market, […]
I spent the weekend with my sweet parents in Dallas a while back. We stayed in a delightful little AirBnB (take a look at it here). It’s been so long since I’ve visited the DFW area, and I was surprised how much it changed. The Deep Ellum District is a really fun spot with lots of art to see and things to do. I’m apparently the last person from Texas to find out about it. It has a strong Austin-vibe […]
I finally made it back to Chicago after moving around a year ago. It was good to be back! The weekend went by super fast, but I still got up to some trouble. Here’s what I did: Stayed at The Gwen (where they have a great bar and curling on their terrace) grabbed coffee at Eataly brunched at HopCat with friends went to Emporium (an arcade bar) in Wicker Park had pizza and beer at Piece visited Shed Aquarium
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 at Hop Cat Dinner at Selden Standard Walk around the downtown shops Drinks at Jolly Pumpkin Brewery Thai food at Takoi Drinks at Batch Brewing […]