Chocolate, Waffles & Street Art – A Brussels Weekender

If you are looking for a city you can easily visit in 2-3 days be it an easy weekend escape for those living in Europe or a add on to a European holiday, then Brussels should certainly be high on your list. The city of Brussels is iconically known as “The Capital of Europe”, so … Continue reading Chocolate, Waffles & Street Art – A Brussels Weekender

Ice Ice Baby – An Iceland Adventure

One would think that after traveling to so many corners of the world that the potential of everything beginning to look the same or becoming one of those travelers that is more difficult to impress by a place could be something at stake.Maybe it’s my passion to travel or the fact that when I travel … Continue reading Ice Ice Baby – An Iceland Adventure

Sorrey Canada

(UPDATED with more recs from my additional trip in December of 2019) Canada, you're like the guy who's always been there, always waiting for their chance to show me how amazing you are. I've traveled to so many places, lived in Chicago my whole life, a place that is so close to you and somehow … Continue reading Sorrey Canada

Travels In Your Backyard: England Weekend Trips

After months of calling myself a travelling nomad and returning to a more "normal" life by planting roots in my new home and in a new country that is Manchester, England; I quickly discovered that the sense of adventure, the need to see new places doesn't vanish. Instead one learns the power of time and … Continue reading Travels In Your Backyard: England Weekend Trips

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year… A NYC Holiday.

When is the best time to visit New York City you ask? The “Big Apple”, the “City That Never Sleeps”, or whatever you want to call it is a great destination to visit in December. Why you wonder? Many Hollywood films have used New York City as the backdrop for holiday films such as in … Continue reading It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year… A NYC Holiday.


Luggage fees have really hit the bank when planning a holiday as these fees can be anywhere from $25-$60 each way especially when traveling on an economy airline. If you think airlines in America are bad, economy airlines in Europe have even smaller size restrictions when it comes to carry-on luggage’s making packing a #LifeinaBag … Continue reading #GTMBAGCHALLENGE

Slovakia, You Young’in You

Since I was working in Austria, I did what any stereotypical traveling addict does and played the “Where else can I visit” as I browsed a world map for places near Austria. Sprinkling a little of my old Girl Takes Mundo ways with a work trip in Austria felt like a bit of the ying … Continue reading Slovakia, You Young’in You

Spain, Spain And More Spain

For many travelers with regular work holidays the idea of revisiting countries seems a bit wasteful especially when there are so many places to visit. I certainly had the same mentality when I was on holiday and still in my 9-5. So, it should come as no surprise that the idea of only visiting new … Continue reading Spain, Spain And More Spain

Sweet Home Chicago

A question EVERY traveler will ask each other is, "Where are you from?". It's a simple question but when you're 8, 9 plus months into your travels with no exact plan of when or if you will return "home", you start feeling like you have to add to your response. A simple question becomes so complex; … Continue reading Sweet Home Chicago

Conquering Bilbao in 8 Hours

Bilbao, the former industrial city of northern Spain has had a modern day renaissance by becoming a great destination for art and food among other things. Naturally a long 8 hour layover with it’s convenient 15 minute bus ride into the city made Bilbao an ideal and not nearly as bad place to be stuck … Continue reading Conquering Bilbao in 8 Hours