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    Five ‘Touristy’ Chicago Things Worth Doing

    In 2015, Chicago hosted more tourists than ever before. We had 50.97 million visitors from the United States alone, and about 1.3 million from abroad. With so many visitors, it’s no wonder the city is…

    September 26, 2016
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    Two Perfect Days in Rome

    {Nude flats, black dress, foldover bag, nude lipstick} About once a year, I get an aching urge to visit Rome. I dream in pizza and piazzas, and have to book a flight. Actually, this Romesickness happens…

    September 23, 2016
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    Carry On

    Fall Travel Essentials

    This morning, I woke up to the first day of fall in a beautiful hotel in London with a view over Green Park. I sat drinking coffee, staring out the window in despair. Was…

    September 22, 2016
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    Time Out Love Chicago Awards

    Hey Chicago readers! We all know how much we love our city. Some might say we’re obsessed with it. We can’t help that we have so many high quality attractions, restaurants, bars, and locals shops.…

    September 21, 2016
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    Carry On

    In Flight Carry On Essentials

    I’m headed to the airport tomorrow and my carry on is all packed. Even though it’s easy to reach in the overhead compartment, once I’m settled into my seat on a plane I hate…

    September 12, 2016
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    Stephanie Burt | The Southern Fork

    A little over a year ago I found myself in Fredericksburg, Texas, sitting next to Stephanie Burt at lunch. I learned a lot that week about Texas wine, Texas peaches, Texas gardens, and that Fredericksburg…

    September 8, 2016
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    Wisconsin Farm Days

    Madewell shorts and sandals, Out From Under bodysuit from Urban Outfitters Each year, summer seems to get shorter. This year especially so. Looking back over the past few months it was busy–a summer well spent…

    September 6, 2016
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    Natalie Kennedy | An American In Rome

      Natalie Kennedy is the author behind one of my favorite blogs about Rome. Her love for her adopted city is clear through her posts, which are honest, humorous, and informative for visitors and…

    August 31, 2016
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    Zodiac Sign Travel Tips

    I’ve never been too into zodiac signs. It all seems a little silly, but then there are times you read your horoscope and think, ‘that is so me!’ I’m a Gemini, and the description fits…

    August 30, 2016
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    Things I Love

    Moving to Chicago

    I moved to Chicago because it seemed like the most obvious life option. I had moved back to the United States from Rome a few months earlier and was living at my parents’ house in…

    August 29, 2016