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Niagara On The Lake, Ontario

Niagara On The Lake, Ontario

We had a few hours to kill before we had to head back to the Toronto airport after checking out of our hotel in Niagara Falls, so we drove the twenty or so minutes to Niagara On The Lake.  It was probably one of the best decisions we made that whole trip.  The drive was gorgeous.  The road ran along Lake Ontario, which could be viewed through the orange, yellow and red leaves of the autumn trees. We passed about…

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Adventures in Niagara Falls

Adventures in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is an easy hour an a half drive from Toronto, making it the perfect day or weekend trip from the capital city.  The town surrounding Niagara Falls is full of hotels, chain restaurants and kitschy attractions like mini golf, wax museums, and fun houses.  We were staying at the Four Points by Sheraton, which was connected to two other hotels by a mall and casino.  We checked into our room and walked directly back out of the hotel…

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Top Five Friday #25

Top Five Friday #25

 In Flight Comfort Essentials There are few things I enjoy more than cuddling up in a window seat en route to an exciting destination. I’m pretty easy to please and don’t need much, but there are a few key items I require to be comfortable on a flight (my in flight comfort essentials, if you will).  Due to it being almost that wonderful, magical holiday season, I thought now would be a good time to share them to provide some…

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Exploring Neighborhoods in Toronto

Exploring Neighborhoods in Toronto

When we were in Toronto, Mike and I wanted to explore their different and diverse neighborhoods.  So between being shameless tourists at CN Tower and Casa Loma, we biked, walked and took the train around the city.  It was probably my favorite part of our time there, getting around and getting a feel for each area.  I wish we could have gotten to more of the neighborhoods in Toronto, but I think we were able to see a good amount…

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Being Tourists in Toronto

Being Tourists in Toronto

We arrived in Toronto with slight hangovers from a friend’s wedding the night before and a list of places we wanted to see.  The first orders of business were: greasy food to cure us, checking into our AirBnB, and deciding on which attractions we wanted to see first. Because it was on the same street as our Airbnb (just down a ways), we decided to start with the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Mike was very excited about this excursion and…

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Monthly Memo: October

Monthly Memo: October

Hello from Toronto!  Actually, by the time this posts, Mike and I will be near Niagara Falls, hopefully on a boat.  I can’t believe this year is almost over, it seems like each month, especially October, is just rushing by. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that my friends and I threw a fundraiser at Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits here in Chicago earlier this month.  We screened short films by amazing female directors, had some…

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Top Five Friday #24

Top Five Friday #24

My Favorite Travel Bloggers When I first started this blog, I looked to other female travel bloggers for inspiration and encouragement.  As they succeeded, I started to form some idea of where I wanted my own blog to go.  Of all the blogs I read for the last couple years, there are a few that stand out to be favorites for their writing style, chosen destinations and photos.  I’ve followed these ladies for a while and will continue to do…

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Trip Planning: Toronto, Ontario

Trip Planning: Toronto, Ontario

We’re going to Toronto, Ontario next week!  I have never been to Canada and I am so very excited for this trip.  It seems like it has been such a long time in the making that it’s almost hard to believe that we are finally going.  A couple of years ago, Mike and I were supposed to be heading there in the Spring, but life happened and we weren’t able to make it work.  Now, I can confidently say that…

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Top Five Friday #23

Top Five Friday #23

Where to Find Nature Near Chicago There are so many great parks within the city of Chicago.  We have an abundance of green space in our city and it’s one of my favorite things about it.  That being said, sometimes you need a little more nature than Chicago can offer.  Luckily, there are a ton of really great areas that are close to the city in which you can soak up all the nature you need.  All of the places I’ve…

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A Chimney Rock Essay

A Chimney Rock Essay

One of my goals for this year was to take a continued education class, and I waited until I was ten months in to finally get started on that goal.  I decided to take a creative non-fiction writing class online through Gotham Writers Workshop, which also has classes in real life in New York.  One of our first assignments was to write a memoir -style essay about a crosswords we had to face.  I took that literally and wrote about…

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