Posts by tag: Vacation

Just like that another year has come to an end. Not just a year, but a decade. I was so fortunate this year to be able to travel to so many new places and return to a couple of my favorites. Below I’m breaking down everywhere we went and what my favorite part about each location was. Come along on my 2019 travel recap! New Orleans First up was New Orleans in February. This year, we started a tradition to take my mom on a trip around her birthday every year. We took her to New Orleans and had a blast. The French Quarter Sidewalk Food Tour was my favorite thing to do there. I have to say, the food in general is amazing in New Orleans. // Moto jacket // Sweater, similar // Sneakers // Charleston Charleston had been on my list for a while now. It’s so charming […]

If you’ve never been to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, you may be thinking 48 hours can’t possibly be enough time! I’m here to tell you, it is! Depending on how much of the touristy things you want to do, even one full day can be enough time. But if you’re into wineries, give yourself at least one more day to explore Niagara-on-the-Lake. Must See Attractions In my opinion there are 3 attractions you absolutely must do when visiting Niagara Falls. The first is taking a ride on the Hornblower Cruise. The first boat leaves at 8:30 am every morning, it’s also the only time when the boat isn’t jam packed. If you go at any other time, be prepared to wait in line and to be packed on the boat like sardines. Disclaimer: be prepared to get wet!!! They give you a poncho which helps for the most […]

Today, in honor of Fat Tuesday, I’m talking all things New Orleans! What an incredible place filled with history, ghost stories, around the clock nightlife, live music and amazing food. Where creole cuisine, Po Boys, Bananas Foster and Hurricanes were all invented. If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway, never underestimate NOLA! A long weekend is the perfect amount of time to spend in the Big Easy. I recently had the opportunity to spoil my mom and take her along for the ride. Follow along while I share with you where we ate, where we drank and what we did. Where We Ate Oceana // Leopard Tee, Similar // Jeans, Similar // Oceana is known for their classic New Orleans fare and laid-back dining. We tried the Blackened Redfish, Luisiana Crab Meat Cakes and the Taste of New Orleans, which includes a sampling of Creole Jambalaya, Crawfish Étouffée and […]

When temps are far into the negatives and cuddling up by the fire with your hot chocolate isn’t doing it for you, it’s time to go somewhere warm. Winter in Chicago can be magical, it also can be downright treacherous! Saying I hate the cold is an understatement. Wearing a ton of layers, shoveling snow, runny noses and feeling like your fingers and toes are going to fall off are all enough to make me go crazy. Gimme the sun, the sand and the cocktails! Booking a big vacation can be stressful. Especially when planning a trip to Cancun or Riviera Maya where there are hundreds of resorts and options to pick from. I was in complete charge of our trip to Riviera Maya for New Years and I didn’t want to screw anything up so I chose to call my AAA travel agent (shout out to Mary from the […]