The States

Lake Geneva Hike: Overview & Tips

In Lake Geneva Hike (Part I), I told you about my hesitation and anxiety of doing this hike and that it all went away as we started walking. I had nothing to worry about, and nature is always a great reminder of that. It seems to be a great anti-depressant and anti-anxiety med. I couldn't… Continue reading Lake Geneva Hike: Overview & Tips

The States

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)

The States

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)

The States

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

The States

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

England

Caernarfon Castle

On my trip to England last year, I visited Caernarfon Castle in Wales. It was built between 1283 and 1323 and cost between £20,000 and £25,000. Edward I was king at the time. The castle was never completely finished, but from the outside, it looked to be that way. What I find fascinating about these… Continue reading Caernarfon Castle

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Happy National Siblings Day!

Happy National Siblings Day! For those of you who have read my blog in the past, you may have noticed that I mention my "sister" at times, Charlotte, who I visited in England last year. For those of you who know me personally, you know I don't have any siblings but that Charlotte and I… Continue reading Happy National Siblings Day!

The States

Like Sweets? – The Sugar Factory

I visited the Sugar Factory in Rosemont with my family this past week for the first time, and it was quite an experience! First off, reserving a table is a must as you'd be waiting one or more hours for one without a reservation. Thankfully, we made a reservation as we expected this. We parked… Continue reading Like Sweets? – The Sugar Factory

England

3 Things I’d Do Differently On My Next Trip Abroad

After my trip to England, I was asked what I would do differently the next time I traveled abroad. When I thought about it, I realized that there were three main things I would do differently next time. This was one topic I wrote my Odyssey article on, so if you'd like you can click… Continue reading 3 Things I’d Do Differently On My Next Trip Abroad