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Month: June 2015

Randolph Street Market Photo Blog

Randolph Street Market Photo Blog

If you’re ever lucky enough to find yourself in Chicago the same weekend as Randolph Street Market, take it as a sign and high tail it over to Randolph and Ada Streets.  This market/food extravaganza happens one weekend a month, every month, all year, and is a modge-podge of vintage, hand-made and curated goods.  Though there is a $10 fee to enter the market ($8 on the market website), the browsing alone is well worth it (check livingsocial for discount tickets!). …

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Day Trip: Starved Rock State Park

Day Trip: Starved Rock State Park

I finally got a weekend off of work, which rarely happens.  I absolutely wanted, in fact, needed, to go explore somewhere, but my options were limited.  I didn’t want to travel too far because my niece is due any day now, so a day trip fit the bill perfectly.  I knew Starved Rock was close to Chicago, where I live, but I’d never actually been there.  After a quick google image search, I was sold on the idea.  We left…

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10 Wanderlust Inducing Books

10 Wanderlust Inducing Books

Reading and traveling are two of my three greatest passions (writing is the third, and I’m doing that now, hooray!) so when they come together in travel related books I am one happy camper. Below are my ten favorite wanderlust inducing books.  I’m sure the list will grow and change, but for now, here they are: 1.      “A Cook’s Tour” – Anthony Bourdain: This is the first book I ever read that made me think “damn, I want…

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Top Ten Places to Be in Shanghai, China

Top Ten Places to Be in Shanghai, China

My Favorite Shanghai, China Destinations I loved being in Shanghai.  The people, the food, the sights…everything was, to quote one of my travel companions “amaaaaaazing”.  I know I already wrote a quite lengthy, two part account of my time there, but I also know not everyone likes a novel of a blog.  In case you are planning a trip to Shanghai, or would like an abridged version of my adventures there, I’ve compiled a list of the top ten things…

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