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Fun Weekend in San Francisco!

Fun Weekend in San Francisco!

San Francisco is one of my favorite cities to visit – and I generally don’t like cities, so that should tell you a lot. What I love about it is that it’s a walking city with a vibrant history and great culture. You can find almost everything here  – beaches and ocean views, beautiful parks, cultural landmarks, and great food scene. Here are things you need to know before you visit San Francisco. Weather San Francisco has a pretty mild…

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Five Reasons Not to Miss Brooklyn on Your Next Trip to New York City

Five Reasons Not to Miss Brooklyn on Your Next Trip to New York City

When I think of New York City, I picture Manhattan. From Central Park, the Empire State Building, 5th Avenue, to Broadway, but to truly experience New York City you have to branch out of Manhattan. New York City is made up of five boroughs (divisions) including Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Brooklyn is the largest of these boroughs with about 2.6 million people! So whether it’s your 1st or 10th trip to the big apple here are…

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Architectural Tour of Chicago

Architectural Tour of Chicago

If you’re like me and love seeing intricate architecture and historical buildings, you should definitely plan a trip to Chicago on the Architecture Foundation’s (CAF) of Chicago Open House weekend. The 2018 Open House will be October 13-14. This free event provides behind-the-scenes access to more than 200 buildings in 22 communities across Chicago. The list includes skyscrapers, historic theaters, private clubs, offices, churches, re-purposed mansions, etc. You can check out previous years’ sites here for full listing. The 2018…

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European Itinerary Part 1 – London, Bath and Stonehenge

European Itinerary Part 1 – London, Bath and Stonehenge

      How do you fit in all that Europe has to offer in less than 3 weeks? Cities, culture, theatre, history, nature and more… First, don’t try to do everything. With each place I visit I always assume I will return again. Have a plan, but don’t overbook yourself. You don’t want to be so booked you can’t do and see the unexpected. Be flexible. Even the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Stop and breath. You…

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European Itinerary Part 4 – Amsterdam

European Itinerary Part 4 – Amsterdam

Day 14 | Amsterdam I fell in love with Amsterdam at first sight. There is something about it that I can’t quite describe, it just felt different than the other cities we had been too and I loved it. We arrived by train and it was a quick 5 minute walk from Central Station to Dam Square. It was raining when we arrived but that didn’t stop the crowds. Floating down Amsterdam’s canals is one of the most memorable ways to discover…

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Five Places for Amazing Eats in Amsterdam and Volendam

Five Places for Amazing Eats in Amsterdam and Volendam

I wasn’t expecting great food in Amsterdam but was pleasantly surprised to find that wasn’t the case. From Dutch pancakes and artisan cheese to stroopwafels and traditional dishes, there are so many things to try. Have to admit I wasn’t brave enough to try the traditional raw herring. Maybe next time.  Café Van Kerkwij Café Van Kerkwij is a classic Amsterdam Cafe and Restaurant. It is located in the Red Light district tucked into an alley. I probably would of missed it…

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