I have wanted to visit Banff National Park in Canada for years. When I found out I was pregnant, Neil and I took a once over on our travel list and tried to see if there was anywhere we wanted to go before the baby was born. We were originally scheduled to go on a cruise to the Bahamas with his parents and brother during the same time, but we ended up having to cancel it due to the fact that every port stop was on the Zika list. We changed our plans to take a winter trip to Banff.… View Post

And here we are in October. Crazy. I’m not going to lie though, the temperatures have dropped in Chicago and it’s been so nice to throw on an extra layer and walk to as many places as I can. I used to love the summer so much, but as I get older, I’m losing affection with humidity and sweating through my clothes — anyone else? Just this past weekend, Neil and I walked for miles around the city and made sure to stop at as many farmer’s markets as we could along the way. I had my first warm apple… View Post

Neil and I recently got back from a 10-day trip to Greece that included Crete, Santorini, and Athens. While every other major trip we have taken has been through sites like Groupon and Living Social, the only Greece option we were able to find at the time got terrible reviews, so we decided to GO CRAZY and book everything ourselves. It took an entire day of deciding how long to go, when to go, which islands to go to and for how long, and much more, but after a lot of headaches, WE HAD AN ITINERARY. As some of you… View Post

I wanted to make sure to get this post written sooner rather than later so that everything was fresh in my mind to share with you. Neil and I went on a 9-day trip to Italy that covered Rome, Florence, and Venice. Most of our big trips we find through Groupon, Living Social, or similar. We do this for a couple of reasons: It’s much less work on our part For multiple places, we prefer having someone who has experience with coordinating multiple modes of transportation It’s always been cheaper than making the same trip ourselves We booked our honeymoon… View Post

Alright guys, I’ve got part two of my Chicago food guide for you and this one may be more exciting than the healthy eats one. 🙂 There are so many delicious places to eat in this city and I know that I’ve left some things off this list, but these are my my favorites. Neil and I aren’t big on sit-down restaurants, so you won’t really find those on this list. I also need to eat more tacos since that’s a big thing here, yet I don’t have any on the list. So if you don’t see a genre on… View Post