Category Archives: Travel

Philadelphia During the Holidays

December 18, 2018

Philadelphia During the Holidays
Last weekend I spent the day (well, like 10 hours) in Philadelphia. I was excited because I hadn’t been to Philly since 2015 and it was technically my first time visiting the city during the holidays. (I say technically because one winter break while I was in college my flight back home to Chicago got delayed and then cancelled and I had to spend the night at the airport in Philly. That sure was a great way to start the holidays…).

Even though I wasn’t in Philly for long, I still got to do so many fun things. I went to Philly with a clear plan: to do as many “Christmasy” things as possible! I legit typed “things to do in Philadelphia during Christmastime” into Google and boom! instant itinerary. I didn’t get to do everything on my list but I still had a great time because the main focus of the trip was catching up with two of my best friends!

Here’s a little recap of my day in Philadelphia:

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Visiting Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

October 12, 2018

Visiting Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Fun fact: I LOVE X-Men. The X-Men were such a huge part of my childhood. From the comics to the several TV shows to the films, if it was X-Men related, I was here for it! In fact, before I named my dog Loki, I was seriously considering naming him after my all-time favorite Marvel villain, Magneto!

(What is it with me and villains?).

Speaking of Marvel, today marks day one of ACE Comic Con Midwest! (And I get to meet Marvel legends like Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston). I can’t wait to pick up my press badge today after work. You can expect a full recap of ACE Comic Con Midwest probably on Monday.

But back to X-Men, as soon as I found out I’d be visiting Toronto, I knew that I HAD to visit Casa Loma. Aka the X-Mansion. Casa Loma is a gothic Revival style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto, that is now a museum and landmark. Continue reading

Disney Cruise Line: Ideas For Decorating Your Stateroom Door

September 14, 2018

Ideas For Decorating Your Disney Cruise Line Stateroom Door
Happy Friday you guys! I am SO crazy behind in sharing my travel posts. No seriously, I’m WAY behind. I’ve only shared one post from my trip to Canada (which was back in June) and I have like five more to share! There’s a fun Chicago themed travel post that I still need to share. And I also have a bunch of Disney Cruise posts to share. (I had such a blast on my second Disney Cruise and I have lots of new tips and tricks to share!).

So today I decided to share a fun Disney Cruise themed post: Ideas For Decorating Your Stateroom Door! This is kind of a “part two” to THIS POST, in which I shared different tips for decorating your stateroom door. While we are on the subject of Disney Cruises, make sure to check out my Fish Extenders 101 post and THIS POST, which talks all about Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats.

Now onto the post!

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To Travel is to Live [Travel TAG]

August 1, 2018

Eiffel Tower Paris at Night
Happy August everyone. It’s crazy how fast this summer has been going by. (But hey, no complaints here, bring on fall and winter please!). Even though I’m not the biggest fan of summer, I can’t deny that this summer has been a great one. In fact, I spent the first day of summer exploring Toronto, Canada. 

As some of you may recall, I’ve been trying to post one Q&A/Tag post per month/every few months. (So you guys can get to know a little more about me and I can in turn learn more about you guys). Since it’s now August, that means it’s time for another Tag! 

And since I started out this summer with a trip to Canada and next week I’ll be in Disney World, I thought today would be the perfect timing for a “travel tag.”

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Exploring Graffiti Alley in Toronto, Ontario | Canada

July 20, 2018

Graffiti Alley in Toronto, Ontario
It’s official, I LOVE Canada! Even though I only spent a week there, I feel like I got to see SO much of Toronto. I’m telling you, if I ever decided to move to another country, Canada is at the top of my list. 

(I mean, Canada’s healthcare system alone is reason enough to move there/become a citizen!).

I did a lot of research on “Things to do in Toronto” before my trip and one of the places I knew I had to visit was Graffiti Alley. Graffiti Alley is essentially exactly what it sounds like. It’s a collection of long alleyways where you can view graffiti from various artists. 

And you all know how much I LOVE street art.

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