Category Archives: Travel

Brunch at White Dog Cafe in University City, Philadelphia

July 8, 2019

Brunch at White Dog Cafe in University City, PhiladelphiaHi everybody! (If you didn’t immediately think of Dr. Nick and/or The Simpsons…we can’t be friends anymore. Just kidding. But not really). In my 48 hours in Philadelphia post, I said I’d be sharing more about White Dog Cafe. As well as giving an overall review of the restaurant. Well… drum roll please…here it is!

I had wanted to visit White Dog Cafe ever since I saw it featured on Food Network years ago. I honestly don’t even remember what Food Network program I saw it on. But it always stuck with me. Maybe it’s because I’m a huge dog lover? Regardless, visiting White Dog Cafe had been on my bucket list for a while now. And it definitely lived up to the hype. 

I am in LOVE with White Dog Cafe!

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48 hours in Philadelphia: What to Do, Eat and See in Philly

July 1, 2019

I heart Philadelphia sign Love ParkHappy Monday everyone! Also, happy July. Quick question: What day do you guys consider to be the “start” of the week? Because I’ve always thought Sunday was the first day of the week. But I know a lot of people consider Monday to be the start of the week. I guess it’s because Monday is the start of most people’s work/school week? Sunday is the start of my work week though. I’ve always been confused on that.

I just Googled it and even Google doesn’t have a definitive answer. Weird. Anyway, as promised, today I’m going to be sharing a recap of my recent trip to Philadelphia. Since I love putting together little travel guides (like this one for St. Louis), I thought it would be fun to share a few of my Philly “must do’s.” Normally when I visit Philadelphia, it’s usually only for a day or two. But from experience, there’s a ton of fun things you can do and explore in Philly in a short amount of time!

Heading to Philly? Here’s what to see, do and eat in Philadelphia

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Breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien | A Weekend In Philadelphia

June 19, 2019

Breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien Happy Wednesday! While I was visiting Philadelphia last weekend, I finally got the opportunity to try Le Pain Quotidien! I had been wanting to try this eatery for a while now. There’s a few locations here in Chicago (in fact, there’s one right next to my job downtown) but for some reason I just never had the time to fully check it out. But boy am I glad I finally did because the food was delicious!

Le Pain Quotidien is an international chain of bakery-restaurants. They sell lots of yummy baked goods as well as offer a full dine-in food menu. Although I dined at Le Pain Quotidien for breakfast, lunch and dinner is available there as well. Can I just say that I’m not a “food blogger” and in no way claim to be. BUT recently, I’ve really gotten into food photography. Is it weird that I find food to be “cute”?! Is that normal?!

Either way, Le Pain Quotidien has officially become one of my new breakfast go-to spots!

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Breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant | Walt Disney World

June 13, 2019

Breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant in Animal Kingdom
Since becoming an Annual Passholder in 2015, I’d say I’ve visited the Disney Parks, at minimum, at least five or six times a year. People often ask me “How is it that you don’t get tired/sick of Disney?.” The truth is, there’s ALWAYS something new to discover or experience at Disney. No Disney trip is like the last. For me, something that I always try to do is dine at a new restaurant during each trip.

(Of course I always make room for my staples like Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ and Be Our Guest but I also try to squeeze in a new dining experience as well!).

During my last two Disney trips I dined at a TON of new restaurants so I wanted to share the reviews with you all. It’s been a hot minute since my last Disney Restaurant Review so I’m excited to finally add on to that series.

Today’s post is all about Breakfast at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! 

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Exploring The Philadelphia Museum of Art

June 7, 2019

Philadelphia Museum of ArtFunny story…remember when I shared THIS post back in December about visiting Philadelphia during the holidays? In that post I said that I would be doing a separate post all about my trip to The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Well, it looks like I never did it (insert shocked emoji face). I honestly didn’t even realize it until I was deleting photos from my camera last weekend and went “Did I ever even share these photos on the blog?”. Yikes.

Since I’m heading to Philly next weekend, I thought I might as well (finally) share more about my visit to The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Just a little preface, neither of the two exhibitions I’m going to be highlighting are still ongoing. They both closed back in March. BUT they were both amazing and definitely still worth sharing! The two exhibitions I’m going to talking about today are the Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal exhibits.

Now onto the post!

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