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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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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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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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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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Visiting Lima, Cusco & Chinchero | PERU

I recently traveled to Peru with Under30Experiences a company that specializes in group travel for young adults. It was an 8-day trip with stays in Lima, Cusco and Ollantaytambo before we went on to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. You can click here if you’d like to hear about my experience on the trail but […]

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Inca Trail Packing List

Congrats on booking your Inca Trail trek! If you’re traveling with a tour operator, they will provide most of the camping items for you. You can typically rent sleeping pads, sleeping bags, inflatable pillows and walking sticks through the operator for a very small fee. I think it’s definitely worth not having to bring everything down to […]

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Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Last fall, my bestie and world travel partner Lindsay and I spontaneously booked an 8-day trip to Peru. This would be our second trip with the company Under30Experiences that specializes in group travel for young adults. If you’re wary about navigating a foreign country alone or don’t have the time to plan the logistics of a trip, I could […]

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Travel Theme: Dry

Chicago is getting hit with yet another winter storm, just when it was starting to warm up. And by warm I mean get above 0 degrees. It’s time to ignore the flurries outside my window because this week’s travel theme is DRY. Hyde Park  |  London  |  2009 The Alamo  | San Antonio, Texas  | […]

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