I haven’t traveled nearly as much as I’d like, but even out of the places I have been, there are a few that grabbed a hold of me tight and make my heart ache for another visit. One of these such places is New Orleans. It’s so unique and I can’t imagine finding this experience anywhere else in this country. I’ve written about New Orleans a few times here, here and here. Today though, I’d like to talk about how to spend a weekend in New Orleans. This budget-friendly guide can serve as an itinerary for a long weekend full…

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While planning my recent trip to Chicago, I started compiling all the great restaurants and food I had to eat in Chicago. And we all know that involves A LOT of food from Chicago style hot dogs to deep dish pizza, celebrity chef restaurants, like the Little Goat Diner and more. It quickly became obvious that I would not be able to eat everything on my foodie list unless a. I wanted to bust my budget and b. bust my belt. 😉 With a burst of inspiration I realized the solution to my problem: a food tour! Enter: Sidewalk Food…

Looking for things to do in Chicago? Try a Chicago Food Tour with Sidewalk Food Tours to check off your bucket list with the best food to eat in Chicago from Chicago deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s, to the city's best doughnuts and more.

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A few years back I traveled to Chicago for work. I was there for less than 24 hours and it was in the middle of winter so I basically went to the office I was visiting and we went out for dinner and drinks. There was very little sightseeing or much exploring. Which didn’t really leave me with the best impression of the city. I’m so glad I went back for another trip, especially during the summertime. Chicago is such a GORGEOUS city. All the tall buildings were reflecting the blue sky and the water and it really was a…

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12 Summer Date Ideas to inspire you to get outside and enjoy the season!  Summer is in full swing and I’ve been doing my best to make the most of the season. This is partly why I haven’t been blogging as much over the last two months. Summer is always so busy and full of plans. Many years it often feels like it goes by too quickly and I’ll realize I sadly didn’t do a lot of the things I originally planned to. This year I’ve been holding myself accountable and making more time for small trips and getting outside…

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Having recently returned from a short trip to California, I’m so excited to share all about the fun I had. I went to Anaheim for work to attend a conference and added an extra day to my trip for some additional exploring. I can honestly say one day is not nowhere close to enough time to explore the Greater Los Angeles area (obvs) and I’d actually love to spend a week or longer there visiting different neighborhoods and beaches. There’s just SO much to see and contending with traffic certainly adds more time to any sightseeing plans. Anyway, on to…

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