Meet Flat Stanley

In less than a week I will embark on my first trip to Asia… solo. I’ve gone through lots of emotions planning this trip.  At first, extreme excitement about visiting my 5th continent in 2 years. Then, even more excitement when I decided on Thailand and started researching the culture, the beautiful temples, the beaches, and … More Meet Flat Stanley

Chicago Tourist Day

Most of my blog posts have been about my experiences traveling the world.  I would be remiss not to mention how amazing it can be to be a tourist in your own city for a day. I’ve lived in the city of Chicago for almost 10 years now. About 4 years ago I realized what a routine … More Chicago Tourist Day

How to Plan the Trip of Your Life- Culture, Adventure, Relaxation

If you talked to me three years ago, I would have told you that I am not interested in traveling internationally because I can’t fathom sitting on a plane for more than 4 hours.  To be honest, the world seemed really big and scary to me, and only speaking English (and the few French words … More How to Plan the Trip of Your Life- Culture, Adventure, Relaxation