Happy Monday! I’m FINALLY back from Florida (I miss Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort SO much right now), which means you can expect regular/frequent blog updates/posts again (gosh, I’ve missed having high speed internet! I still can’t get over the horrible wifi situation at the hotel I was staying at. Needless to say, I WON’T have to deal with that ever again because I know have a personal wifi router thanks to AT&T!). Before I share my Disney World Haul and my first ever Universal Orlando Resort Haul, I wanted to share a little bit more from my trip to St. Louis earlier this month. If you recall from my previous blog posts, I took an impromptu two day road trip to St. Louis right before I left for Florida and man, was it AMAZING (St. Louis is such an underrated city)! Within my 48 hour trip, I was able to visit nine (that’s right, NINE) awesome St. Louis attractions (and a majority of them were FREE!). If you’re ever in the St. Louis area (if you’re like me and live in Chicago, TRUST ME, it’s worth the four hour drive), than you should definitely check out these nine amazing St. Louis attractions: Continue reading
Happy Friday everyone (raise your hand if you’re excited that the weekend is finally here!). I’m super excited because I’m heading to the Indiana Dunes for a fun little beach trip today before I head to Disney World/Florida for two weeks. But before I leave for Disney on Sunday, I wanted to share a little bit more from my trip to St. Louis (I already miss it so much! St. Louis is quickly becoming my favorite weekend getaway destination). One of the many highlights of my little impromptu road trip to St. Louis last weekend was definitely visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden (it was amazing!). If you’ve been following this blog for a while then you already know how much I LOVE flowers, plants and mother nature in general. I love visiting the Lincoln Park Conservatory here in Chicago so when I found out there was a botanical garden in St. Louis, I knew I had to stop by. Trust me, it did NOT disappoint! Continue reading
Greetings! Sorry again for the radio silence here on the blog this past week. If you follow me on Snapchat (simplysinova) or Instagram (shameless plug) then you may already know that I decided to take an impromptu road trip to St. Louis on Sunday. As many of you know, I LOVE traveling and even though I’m heading to Disney World this Sunday (woot woot), I thought it would be fun to go on a little mini trip before my two week Florida vacation. I was laying in bed last Friday and a random thought popped into my head, “I really want to go to St. Louis, like ASAP.” Since St. Louis is only about a four hour drive from Chicago, I thought “why not just go NOW?” So I packed up the car, booked a hotel (since I booked the hotel literally a day before my arrival, I got an AWESOME last-minute deal on a great hotel in the center of downtown St. Louis) and hit the road!