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Birthday weekend in Paris

Birthday weekend in Paris

Walking around and sipping wine in Parisian cafés would have been enough of a celebration, but the birthday trip turned out to be much more eventful. Here’s what happened.

April 26, 2015 | 43 Comments More
Capturing birthday fun in Paris with Flytographer

Capturing birthday fun in Paris with Flytographer

What it was like to use a vacation photography service and have a shoot in the streets of Paris

April 25, 2015 | 35 Comments More
Travel writing retreat with Pink Pangea

Travel writing retreat with Pink Pangea

Looking back at a writing-filled weekend in New England, my first trip of this kind

April 13, 2015 | 40 Comments More
Impressions of Chicago from a first-time visitor

Impressions of Chicago from a first-time visitor

My niece Angelika, who lives in Poland, visited me in Chicago for the first time. Here’s what she thought.

November 2, 2014 | 47 Comments More
Volunteering in Ecuador: Recap

Volunteering in Ecuador: Recap

A look back at volunteering in Ecuador with Chicago’s Greenheart Travel

August 29, 2014 | 26 Comments More

Destinations

City Guide: Ljubljana, Slovenia

City Guide: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Things to do and see in Slovenia’s capital: sites, attractions, coffee shops, and restaurants

September 21, 2014 | 37 Comments More
Visiting Lake Bled, Slovenia

Visiting Lake Bled, Slovenia

What it was like to return to the scenic alpine resort after 13 years.

September 13, 2014 | 23 Comments More
Coffee and desserts in Ljubljana

Coffee and desserts in Ljubljana

Where to find some of the best coffee, pastries and chocolate in Slovenia’s capital, as recommended by locals

August 9, 2014 | 41 Comments More
Ziplining in Wisconsin with Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Ziplining in Wisconsin with Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

I used to associate ziplining with New Zealand, Costa Rica, and other “bucket list” destinations for adventure sports. Surprised to learn that you could zip in Lake Geneva, a laid-back resort town near Chicago, I was eager to do it.

April 11, 2014 | 32 Comments More
City Guide: Sacramento, California

City Guide: Sacramento, California

Things to do and see in California’s capital: sites, attractions, restaurants, and wineries

March 12, 2014 | 39 Comments More