Travel

31-Year-Old Lady’s First Time at Disney World

Growing up my family wasn’t a Disney World family. We had access to my grandparent’s lake house and that’s where we spent most of our summer holidays. We took a few bigger trips as we got older but theme parks and resorts just weren’t our thing. That’s why at the ripe old age of 31 […]

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Travel

Minnesota Bucket List

I’ve had a very busy first two months in Minneapolis. You can read about some of the highlights like frozen waterfalls, restaurant week and cross-country skiing in my post Things to do in Minneapolis in February. I decided to keep the momentum going and create a bucket list of a few more Minnesota activities I’d like […]

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Travel

Minimal Camping Checklist

Camping can take a lot of prep work and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the things you have to own and remember to bring in order to enjoy a short weekend trip. But when it comes down to it, camping is not about bringing every comfort from home, it’s about being comfortable in […]

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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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