Ah summer, how I loathe you. No really, summer is definitely my least season. I seriously don’t understand why people love summer so much. Well, let me rephrase that. I don’t understand why adults love summer so much.
When you’re a kid/in school, sure summer is great because you get a three month break, but it’s not like adults get a “summer break.” You still have to go to work (unless you’re a teacher or a job that’s not year round). Maybe it’s because I prefer cooler weather but I just don’t get the appeal of summer.
Regardless, one thing I DO enjoy about summer is all of the fun events that come to Chicago. The Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, countless Broadway shows, fun new exhibits. All of the activities going on throughout the city definitely help distract me from the fact that I dislike summer.
(And boy is there a lot to do in the city!).
You all know how I feel about museums; they’re the best! Whenever I visit a new (or old) city, I always make sure to check out the museums, especially if there’s a cool new exhibit going on. And although I’ve been to NYC more times than I can count, I’ve never been to the Museum of the Moving Image (until recently!).
Since I’m such a huge Jim Henson fan, I knew I had to check out The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image during my trip to New York last month. I decided not to bring my DSLR camera on this trip (in an attempt to “live more in the moment”, something I’ve been doing a lot more of lately) but I did take a few pictures on my iPhone. So I thought it would be fun to share them with you all today.
Here are a few photos from the Museum of the Moving Image:
“It reaffirms that all of us are America — that African-American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story, it’s not the underside of the American story, it is central to the American story.” – Barack Obama
Although I was in DC on the opening day of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I didn’t get to visit at the time since I didn’t have tickets. Even though the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a free museum, like the other Smithsonian museums, tickets (which you can request for free online) are needed to visit. Long story short, I finally got tickets to visit (I requested the tickets in August and I got to visit in December) and I can’t even put into words how excited I was to visit!
Here are a few photos from my visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC: Continue reading
No trip to Milwaukee is complete without a visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum! Fun fact: The iconic American motorcycle manufacturer was founded out of a small shed in 1903 by William S. Harley and brothers Arthur and Walter Davidson in Milwaukee! Hence why the museum, which is dedicated to the more than 100-year history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, is located in Milwaukee.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the Harley-Davidson Museum: Continue reading
Happy Monday everyone. I JUST got back home from my mini Midwest Road Trip, in partnership with Subaru! During my road trip I got to test out the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Stay tuned for a full review SOON! I really love traveling and I had such a great time exploring the Midwest. Speaking of traveling, I’m heading to DC this weekend and then I’m off to NYC next week!
While on my Midwest road trip I got to visit so any fun new cities. The second stop on my road trip (since I’m counting Chicago as the first stop) was Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although I visited Wisconsin a lot when I was a kid (mostly Wisconsin Dells), this was my first time in Milwaukee.
It’s a tradition of mine to always visit an art museum, or any museum, whenever I visit a new place. So obviously my first stop in Milwaukee was the Milwaukee Art Museum! I was super excited to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum because it’s one of the largest museums in the United States!
Here are some of my favorite photos from the Milwaukee Art Museum: