• Daniel in front of the Capitol Building, Washington DC
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    Going Congress Crazy on Capitol Hill

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Despite having been to Washington D.C. more than five times now, I had never seen the Capitol Building. So despite my most recent trip there being more focused on finding hidden gems, I knew that we had to rectify this tragedy. Thus, on my final full day in DC, Daniel and I signed up for another of Free Tours by Foot’s walking tours. Unfortunately, this tour was a little bit less food-based, but…

  • Looking out across Chicago from the John Hancock Tower Observatory
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    Views and Theatre Cues // The Perfect Day in Chicago

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Having lived less than a three hour’s drive from the city of Chicago for the whole of my life, I am more than familiar with its sights and streets. This past summer, I had to take to task the job of planning the perfect day’s itinerary for my boyfriend’s first time in the city, and I think I did a pretty good job! Views from the top at the John Hancock Observatory…

  • Arch Rock on Mackinac Island with crazy blue water behind it
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    Two Days on Mackinac Island

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Visiting Mackinac Island has always been in the back of my mind ever since I read about the cute little car-free island years ago. My dream finally came true this summer on our way back home from our Canadian road trip, and it was everything that I dreamed it would be. Day One We arrived on Mackinac Island in the early afternoon after crossing the Canadian border and setting up camp in…

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    The Perfect Day in Washington DC

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running!  Since my boyfriend lives in the suburbs of DC and I’ve been making semi-regular trips out to visit him ever since we started dating, I would say that I have at least a half decent idea of what there is to do in the area. If you’re pressed on time and only have a day to see the sights, then this post is for you.

  • Blue Mesa Trail 2 Petrified Forest National Park Arizona USA.
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    Visiting Petrified Forest National Park

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Before arriving at Petrified Forest National Park, I had mostly heard that the place was relatively underwhelming and not worth going out of your way to visit. Since we were going to be driving right past it, however, we decided to stop by. And just like the Mojave Desert, I ended up being pleasantly surprised by just how much there was to see there. Crystal Forest Trail We started our visit off…

  • Spring in Central Park, New York City
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    What to Pack for New York City in Spring

    New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, so deciding what to pack for your trip there can seem like more than your simple packing challenge. If you don’t want to be pegged as a tourist, but still want to be able to zoom around the city without feeling completely unprepared, then look no further! This New York City packing list seeks to give you everything that you may need for your trip to the Big Apple. SOME TIPS AND TRICKS BEFORE WE START: Layers, layers, layers – New York in Spring can be absolutely beautiful, but it can also still be incredibly cold. When I was there…