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50 fun things to do this winter in Chicago!

Chicago is a wonderful city with endless opportunities for entertainment and recreation. Chicago’s world-class cultural attractions and amazing architecture are the standouts of this great city. Unfortunately, many tourists never consider Chicago to be a winter vacation destination due to the frequent snow storms and frigid temperatures. Luckily, many of the best attractions are located […]

Great Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

I love ice skating during the winter months. It is fun, cheap, and a great workout! I even own 2 pairs of my own skates! I always keep my skates in the car in case I find a rink while out. There are all different types of rinks – park district rinks, city rinks, or […]

A weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

This past weekend I decided to take a trip up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I have visited the White Mountains during the spring for a hiking trip, but this was my first winter trip to the area. I decided to book a hotel at Merrill Farm Resort in North Conway. Although not […]

A Fall bike ride through New England’s Myles Standish State Forest

A bike ride through New England in the fall months makes for a perfect Halloween! Mike and I decided to take a scenic fall bike ride through Myles Standish State Forest in Carver, Massachusetts. The setting was perfect for Halloween – dark, cloudy, colored leaves scattered among the ground. In addition, this forest is one […]

Yellowstone National Park: A Photo Tour through the World’s 1st National Park

Yellowstone National Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Over 4 million people visit the park each year. Because we visited outside of the hectic summer months, we were able to get some amazing photographs! I highly recommend a Yellowstone drive during the spring season to take in […]

Yellowstone National Park: Elk, Bison, and Coyote Spottings!

My boyfriend and I took another drive through Yellowstone National Park this weekend. We decided to take a new route this weekend. From the West Yellowstone entrance, we drove northeast passing through Lamar Valley. Lamar Valley is supposed to be a hotspot for bear sightings because there is an abundance of prey (elk, bison, etc.) […]

A Drive Through Yellowstone National Park: What a Beautiful Place!

We decided to head out to Yellowstone National Park this weekend to take advantage of the free admission. (Admission is normally $25 per vehicle). April 21st-29th is National Park Week and many parks across the country offer free admission.  We arrived in West Yellowstone around 10:00 A.M (The park opens at 8:00 A.M.) We wanted […]

Jackson Hole Wyoming: The National Elk Refuge, Grand Tetons, & a Moose Sighting!

Jackson, Wyoming is a beautiful small Western town most famous for its’ world class ski resorts. However, it is also a popular destination with outdoor enthusiasts due to its’ close proximity to beautiful national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Another popular tourist attraction in the area is the National Elk Refuge. We decided to take […]

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: Things to do and see along Hwy 1

Mike and I just returned from a fabulous roadtrip up the California coast. The Pacific Coast Highway is an amazing drive filled with stunning coastal views & fantastic attractions for the entire 600+ mile distance. From the beaches, to the ocean views, to the redwood trees, everything was fantastic! We will definitely be planning a longer trip […]