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    Things I Love: The Welcome Home Edition

    Welcome to Things I Love, a roundup of some of my favorite things from throughout the week, including a special travel deal just for readers! This week I’ve really enjoyed being home in Chicago after…

    December 11, 2015
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    Carry On Things I Love

    The Ultimate Travel Gift Guide

    Despite the cold, which I never get used to even though I grew up in Wisconsin, the holidays are my favorite time of year. The festive atmosphere, the twinkling lights, the cheesy but heartwarming…

    December 5, 2015
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    Paris, Beirut, Baghdad

    In the past week I’ve been in Rome, London, and now Barcelona – all thriving cities with joyous people and so much to see and do. But I can’t write about travel right now.…

    November 17, 2015
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    Top 10 Travel Instagram Accounts

    I admit it, I’m addicted to Instagram. Whether to escape into a daydream of far flung destinations, to help me plan trips and find the best coffee shops or scenic views in new cities, or…

    October 22, 2015
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    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This time every year, we’re bombarded with pink ribbons and endless fundraising campaigns, and it can be easy to become desensitized. But breast cancer…

    October 10, 2015
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    Louisville Love

    Last weekend, I took off on a short visit to Louisville, Kentucky. I was looking forward to the trip, but was surprised how quickly I fell for the city. From the extremely friendly people (I’ve never…

    July 14, 2015
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    Behind the Scenes|Churchill Downs

    I always wanted a horse. I grew up watching Flicka and Black Stallion, and was obsessed with Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (anyone else remember that movie?). I read “Misty of Chincoteague” and my…

    July 14, 2015
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    My Favorite Books About Italy

    Italy doesn’t need much advertising. But in honor of a coming trip to Rome, and just in case you’ve never found yourself fantasizing about waking up in a Tuscan villa, here’s a list of some…

    May 8, 2015