Travel

Things to do in Minneapolis in February | MPLS Diaries

I’m a Minnesota newbie. February 2019 was my first month living here. It also happened to be the snowiest February in Minneapolis history. I didn’t let that stop me from getting out and experiencing as much as I could. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite activities from this month and things I would […]

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Life

Moving to Minnesota | MPLS Diaries

I never thought I’d say this but…I moved to Minnesota! The land of 10,000 lakes and Kirk Cousins. I love Chicago and I’ve had the most amazing time living and growing there for the past 5+ years but lately I’ve been looking for a change. My job had become unfulfilling and I walked away before I could […]

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Travel

Costa Rica | Ringing in the New Year Abroad

I don’t know about you, but New Year’s Eve never quite lives up to my expectations. I usually stick to the American tradition of dressing fancy and “going out” but I’m always ready to go home to my bed and dog well before midnight. This year, I let go of my traditional NYE expectations and […]

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Dog Friendly, Travel

Lake Nokomis, WI | Weekend Getaway

This past weekend, I was craving a weekend getaway from the city.  It was too cold to go camping so we looked at a few different websites for cabin rentals in Wisconsin and Michigan. We ended up using VRBO.com to book a small cabin on Lake Nokimos in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. It was a fairly long […]

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Travel

Camping for a Green Bay Packers Game

Since moving to Chicago, I’ve always wanted to drive up to Green Bay, WI to attend a Bears vs Packers game but logistically it can be a nightmare. This is a big rivalry game and Green Bay is such a small town there aren’t enough accommodations for everyone that comes up from Chicago. People end […]

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Kayaking in Chicago | Lake Michigan

With summer winding down, I’ve been cramming as many warm-weather activities in as possible. I wanted to write a quick post about my recent adventure because as a long-time Chicago resident, one thing I’ve never done in the city is kayaking. There are a few companies you can rent kayaks through but we opted for […]

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Dog Friendly, Travel

Solo Camping Trip | Suitcasey

“A woman camping in the middle of nowhere by herself?! *Gasp* How dangerous!” That’s the general reaction I received when I told people what I wanted to do with my long 4th of July weekend. But camping in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is something I’ve always wanted to do and in my head I […]

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Travel

First Time in Scottsdale, AZ | Suitcasey

Winter in Chicago tends to overstay it’s welcome and this spring has been especially dreary. My friend Christine and I had had enough and booked last-minute flights to Arizona to escape the cold. We thrived in all of our “basic” glory by hiking, brunching and working on our tans. The perfect vacation trifecta if you […]

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Travel

Quick Stop in Charleston, SC

Well, we’ve reached the middle of the NFL season (have I ever mentioned that I work in the NFL? Well, now I have). This year I wanted to be sure to use our Bye Week wisely, so I took a quick trip down to Charleston to visit one of my good friends. It was my first […]

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Whitewater Rafting | West Virginia | Adventures on the Gorge Review

We love unconventional “Girls Trips” in my family and that’s why myself and five other women hit the road to West Virginia for a few days of whitewater rafting. We booked an overnight trip on Lower New River through Adventures on the Gorge, one of the oldest and largest “adventure resorts” in the area. We showed […]

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