A run-down of how we fit a lot into a short trip with 17 students! Day 1: Washington D.C. Memorials! The National Mall is worth exploring and it’s easy to get to lots of different sites. We hit the Washington Monument, the WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr.… Read More Travel: D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (with middle schoolers)
Chicago is a great place to explore and try new things, but when you live here, you want at least a few places you can rely on when you’re not feeling as adventurous or you’re taking some out-of-towners to! Here’s a (small) list of my favorites that get revisited again and again. Pub Royale Easily… Read More 6 Chicago Restaurants Worth Frequenting
Winter is difficult for those of us who aren’t really into winter outdoor activities. I’d much rather stay in by the fire with some hot cocoa or wine instead of be out on the slopes or snowshoeing. Take that lack of desire to be outside in the winter and add in the Chicago wind? It’s… Read More Day-Date for a Chicago Winter
There’s so many amazing places to eat in Montreal, and while some are well known, some are not. Here’s a list of my favorites from a recent trip! Big In Japan Bar Not to be confused with it’s partner restaurant, Big In Japan, this speakeasy style bar is easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re… Read More 7 Hidden Food & Drink Gems in Montreal
Montreal is a beautiful city with a lot of great food and an easy way (if you’re from North America) to feel like you’re visiting Europe at a much lower cost. That being said, when I was doing research to see what I wanted to do when in Montreal, it was hard to find things to… Read More Montreal: What’s Worth the Hype?
I think everyone has something they like to collect, especially from their travels. I have a few different physical things I collect when I go somewhere new; like Starbucks city mugs and handmade jewelry. My husband collects microbrewery glasses and we both collect art prints, preferably made by a resident of the city we’ve been exploring.… Read More Cafe Collecting in Montreal
Here’s the thing – when you travel, you have opportunities to see and experience some of the most famous landmarks, artwork, historical sites, panoramic views, and restaurants in the world. You also have an opportunity to learn about another city, another culture, or another person. Sometimes people don’t think to include this in their travel plans.… Read More Travel: Planning to Get Lost