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Safari in the Sunshine State

Walt Disney World in Florida offers a few different parks, but my mind was set on going on the safari ride in Animal Kingdom, so Charlotte and I did just that. This park didn't have nearly as many rides as some of the others, but in exchange for it, we saw many animals in a… Continue reading Safari in the Sunshine State

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Travel is Change

Travel is change; change can trigger. Change and mental health work at cross purposes to each other. Change of any sort can be symptom-inducing and a trigger for the worst aspects of mental health issues. Ironically, travel is in its every essence change. Change of place, change of environment, change of routine, change of circumstance. It is… Continue reading Travel is Change

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The Best Beach in the U.S.

As I'm writing this, it's a record temperature of -25 here in Chicago, so I'm going to tell you about Charlotte's and my first couple days in Florida last May; then, I can reminisce on the warmth. We flew into Tampa with my parents and stayed at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, which had… Continue reading The Best Beach in the U.S.

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Travel Books That Will Have You Booking Your Next Trip ASAP

I still have lots to tell you about Charlotte's visit in May, including our time in Florida, as well as my own trip to Colorado shortly after. Keep a lookout for those posts coming in the next weeks! For now, I recently wrote an article for my internship with Study Breaks Magazine about some travel… Continue reading Travel Books That Will Have You Booking Your Next Trip ASAP

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Lake Geneva Hike (Part II)

The second half of our journey was a little bit tougher than the first because we were quite tired. As I mentioned in my last post, we stopped for ice cream in Williams Bay, WI which, of course, perked us up a bit. We went to Frosty Moose, which had a large selection of flavors… Continue reading Lake Geneva Hike (Part II)

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Lake Geneva Hike (Part I)

As I mentioned in my previous post, Charlotte, Jen, and I hiked around Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. When the idea to do it came up, I was pumped because I knew it would be such a fun adventure. However, later, I did have my doubts when my anxiety crept in a bit asking, "What if… Continue reading Lake Geneva Hike (Part I)

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Local Fun: iFLY & Sugary Treats

I have so much to tell you about our 26-mile hike around Lake Geneva including some tips for such a long hike and this specific route! It's going to take me a bit longer to write those posts, so I thought I'd skip that day for now. After spending a few days in Chicago (and… Continue reading Local Fun: iFLY & Sugary Treats

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Water, Air & Art

Since we didn't hit all the attractions we planned to on the weekend, Charlotte and I went back to Chicago a few days later. (If you ever plan to take Metra to Chicago, note that it is more expensive on weekdays, and you're better off buying a weekend pass that is valid for both Saturday… Continue reading Water, Air & Art

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Exploring Museums in Chicago

It's been a CRAZY month and a half. From Charlotte's visit to Florida to Colorado. I look forward to sharing my adventures with you in my future posts! After our day at the Cubs game, Charlotte and I headed back to Chicago to check out some museums. We rented Divvy Bikes for just $3 for… Continue reading Exploring Museums in Chicago