It’s true– I’ve made a point to taste local coffee everywhere I go. New city? Try the coffee. Day trip? Try the coffee. Coffee is consistently delightful, and it’s never in my best interest to pass a house without popping in. Some call me an addict, others call me wise. I drink my coffee black. I’m not really … Continue reading Wherever I may go, coffee’s soon to follow
The more I travel and fly, the more my love/hate relationship develops. Love to travel, hate to pack. Love the pre-flight excitement, hate the anxiety of weighing my bag. While I begin watching my destination’s weather and thinking about how to pack two weeks prior, my routine has developed and works like well-oiled machine. I always shower … Continue reading My typical airport-prep routine
After living in Phoenix for two years, I finally made it up to Sedona. Basically, a beautiful escape only a couple hours from the valley with cool(er) air, red rocks and a wonderful lack of intense brownness that plagues the heat-stricken valley this time of year. My girl friends and I made it a day … Continue reading Villa adds rustic flair, intimate atmosphere
Visiting concrete jungle in the winter is a bad idea. Especially if that jungle is Chicago. That’s ok, because although the observatories were closed due to lack of visibility my first few days, there are luckily other things to do. Lincoln Park: one of the city’s more popular parks right out of the dense landscape of skyscrapers and … Continue reading The farmer in the… city?
California born and raised, I always assumed we had the best beaches and never thought past this tidbit of common knowledge. I’ve been up the Pacific coast line into Canada and thought, “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.” False. On a recent trip to North Carolina, my friend and I joined her parent’s … Continue reading Wrightsville Beach: charming beachfront, perfect destination