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Month: June 2017

Pullman Cars and Hotel Bars

Pullman Cars and Hotel Bars

I have always wanted to take an Amtrak trip.  It was on my bucket list last year and was carried over to this year because I just couldn’t get to it.  So, when the opportunity arose to not only take an Amtrak trip to St. Louis, but to do it on a series of old Pullman Cars, I jumped on it.  I was so excited about the experience, that I showed up at Union Station way early (as per usual)…

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Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m a big reader through the many book blogs I’ve posted over the years.  I mostly read as I’m on public transportation, and I have been working my way through the books on my shelf, one commute at a time.  I have been trying to read all of the books I already own before I start buying more in an effort to get rid of what I don’t like and refill with…

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Top Five Friday #18

Top Five Friday #18

Favorite Travel Memories This year my travel plans are lacking, because, well… because of a multitude of reasons.  Mostly budgetary, but also because I started a new job with an unpredictable schedule and no vacation days quite yet.  This has me looking to past trips and trying to live vicariously through travel memories.  Appreciating all the places you’ve been is a huge part of travel, and I don’t think we do it enough.  We, the collective we as travelers, seem…

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27 in 27: Halfway Point

27 in 27: Halfway Point

It’s official.  The move is over, the wedding is over, we are unpacked and comfy in our new home, and I can finally get back to business.  We love the new apartment and our new neighborhood! We moved from West Town up to Logan Square and I think it suits us.  The 606 (Chicago’s answer to the High Line in New York) is a couple blocks South of us and we are so close to so many fantastic restaurants and…

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