Guest Posts

Replenishing Waters: A 7-day Caribbean Cruise

May Guest Blogger: Laura Alcantar Weeks away from my 40th birthday, with my mom now 70 and widowed, my sons 10 and 15, a ten-day trip together seemed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Of course, it also meant being confined together in a tiny room for ten days and sharing a bathroom. The boys would miss a… Continue reading Replenishing Waters: A 7-day Caribbean Cruise

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Travel Plans 2019

Well, this Friday is my birthday, so this week, I thought I'd share the (bigger) trips I have planned for the rest of this year! As I stated in the About Me section, I'm obtaining my BA in Creative Writing & English from SNHU this year, and since I live in Illinois and the classes… Continue reading Travel Plans 2019

Guest Posts

What Started My Career as a Travel Agent

April Guest Blogger: Kim Edgy It all started by my really good friend asking me to plan their Disney Adoption Celebration trip in March 2018. I am a HUGE Disney lover, and I have had annual passes just about my whole life. She knew I could do it and make sure it was a MAGICAL… Continue reading What Started My Career as a Travel Agent

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Expected Monkey Sightings

One of my favorite things about traveling is exploring national parks with their forests, trails, mountains, and lakes. Ocala National Forest isn't too far from where my grandparents live in The Villages, Florida, and even though I went there last year with my parents and Charlotte, we didn't have enough time to visit Ocala. Right… Continue reading Expected Monkey Sightings

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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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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.

Guest Posts

Christmas Markets Lift Your Spirit

January Guest Blogger: Melissa Bitter One of the many benefits of living in Germany is taking advantage of the numerous festivals and traditional celebrations throughout the region. Christmas (Weihnachten) Markets, or more accurately Advent Markets, pop up in nearly every town and city across Germany in the weeks before Christmas. Hundreds of vendors peddle bakery… Continue reading Christmas Markets Lift Your Spirit

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Clarity at the Eiffel Tower

January Guest Blogger: Melissa Bitter A Family Trip Saved My Sanity Back in the fall of 2017, the idea of living in Germany was romantic and exciting. Starting my freelance writing business was exhilarating and empowering. Traveling Europe and sharing experiences with my husband and kids was endearing. Then we arrived, and I felt overwhelmed.… Continue reading Clarity at the Eiffel Tower

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Sunny Day in the Windy City

Happy New Year! I hope you all had wonderful holidays. As many of you know, I haven't finished telling you about Charlotte's visit and our trip to Florida. Well, this is my last post about Charlotte's trip to Chicago. We took the train to the city with my friends, Jen and Alejandra, the day before… Continue reading Sunny Day in the Windy City

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New Year, New(ish) Blog

I've been away for quite some time, which I apologize for! I just can't seem to keep up with this blog as I have my internship, take classes, and work on personal projects (including my first poetry collection!). I will be posting again beginning in the new year with many new things to come, which… Continue reading New Year, New(ish) Blog