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New York City, According to my Camera

November 28, 2014

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving yesterday (I’m stuffed!) I’m FINALLY sharing the rest of my photos from my trip to New York last month! Don’t get me wrong, New York is a beautiful city, but I prefer Chicago 1,000%! Although, NYC is a great city to visit (every once in a while.) I had so much fun being a “tourist” and visiting all the museums and attractions. If I had to choose a favorite, it would be a tie between the MET and MoMA (what can I say, I love art museums!) I also really loved getting to visit the Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (I got the cutest little Christmas decorations from the Ellis Island gift shop!) I am planning on visiting New York again soon (maybe in February) but until then, I have all these lovely pictures to hold me over:

Until next time New York! 
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This Place 11: American Museum of Natural History

November 17, 2014

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I know I’m a little late with some of my New York posts (it’s been almost a month since I went to NYC) but bare with me, I had so many photos to go through. I also had a mini scare two weeks ago because I thought I lost one of my memory cards (thankfully I found it!) After this post, I’ll only have one more New York related adventure to share with you all! Like I said in some of my previous posts, thanks to the wonderful folks at CityPass, I was able to visit a handful of amazing New York tourist destinations! One of those places was the lovely American Museum of Natural History. I can’t tell you how long I’ve wanted to visit this museum! While the museum itself was lovely, I do have one complaint. Why is the museum SO DARK?! Darkness aside, here are some of my favorite snaps from my trip to the American Museum of Natural History:

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Asides from being so dark, the American Museum of Natural History was marvelous! I’ve actually heard from a few New Yorkers (and people who’ve visited this museum) that it is ALWAYS super dark (which is really weird.) After art museums, history museums are my favorite types of museums (luckily, I have the beautiful Chicago Field Museum right here at my disposal!) During my entire visit to the American Museum of Natural History, I keep pretending that I was in Night at the Museum! Can you imagine if museum exhibits really did come alive at night?!
What’s your favorite museum?
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Visit the Northern Lights with Hurtigruten Cruises

November 15, 2014

*Special thanks to Hurtigruten for sponsoring today’s post and for inspiring me to try and check something off my bucket list*
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 I LOVE to travel! In fact, I already have two trips for winter (Christmas) and spring (my birthday) planned. There’s something so amazing about exploring everything the world has to offer. Whether it’s visiting a French art museum or seeing the Northern Lights. Speaking of seeing the Northern Lights, that’s been on my to do list for the LONGEST time! Did you know that winter is the most special time to explore the wild and untamed Norwegian scenery? Join various miniature polar expeditions like a husky sledge adventure or a snow mobile trip into the Polar Night through a frozen landscape with beautiful views of the Arctic Wilderness. I mean, just LOOK at these breathtaking views:

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Hurtigruten offers numerous winter packages that are perfect for experiencing Norwegian culture including: a 6-Day Voyage South, 7-Day Voyage North or a 12-Day Roundtrip Voyage! Each Hurtigruten departure is a purposeful voyage providing a transportation lifeline between cities and villages while exploring stunning fjords and UNESCO World Heritage sites along the more than 1,000 miles of Norway’s pristine coastal waterway. This mixture of local encounters, spectacular scenery and utterly unique shore activities provides an unmatched opportunity to experience and interact with the beauty and charm of Norway and it’s people. Hurtigruten’s 11 ships depart almost every day of the year, from 34 ports along the Norwegian Coast! Isn’t that amazing?!
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Other Hurtigruten Voyages include Christmas Voyages, Astronomy Packages and New Year’s Eve Celebrations! You can visit the Hurtigruten website to learn more!
Is a visit to Norway (or seeing the Northern Lights) on your Bucket List? If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?


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New York, New York + $750 Amazon GIVEAWAY

October 7, 2014

Today (well, tonight) I’m heading to New York City! I’m so excited because I haven’t been to NYC in almost 7 months! It’s weird, because I’ve been to NYC about seven or eight times but I’ve never done the ‘tourist’ stuff! I’ve never been to the Empire State Building, visited any museums or even come close to seeing the Statue of Liberty. Now, thanks my pals at City Pass, that’s all about to change! I get to finally experience a true ‘New York Vacation.” While I’m in NYC, I’ll also be attending New York Comic Con and I’m so excited! I can’t wait for the Birdman Panel (and several other exciting panels) and all the cool Funko exclusives! I have a press pass to NYCC so I’ve been getting all these fun ‘press’ emails and invitations to certain events (it’s so exciting) and have even be asked to do a couple interviews! 

In other exciting news, Simply Sinova’s Facebook page hit 2,500 likes this week! To celebrate, my blogger friends and I have come together to bring you another AMAZING giveaway! This month we’re giving away a $750 Amazon gift card to one of our lucky readers! Want a chance to be the lucky winner? Here’s what you need to do – bookmark this page and come back every day to enter and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck! 

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A Woman’s Best Travel Companion (featuring U by Kotex)

August 8, 2014

*Special thanks to U by Kotex for sponsoring today’s discussion and for always having by back during that time of the month (Hey, I’m a girl. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about!)*
This summer has been jam packed with so many amazing adventures. From flying to Miami to cover the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party, to heading to my favorite Indiana casino’s, to having a fun filled week touring several Florida cites, this summer has been one for the ages! Although I had a blast on the east coast this summer, I’m super excited for the upcoming months because I have two big west coast trips planed for this Fall (I can’t wait to share more details soon!) 

 
*Two of my FAVORITE pictures I took while in Florida this June/July. The first is a sign that says “I followed you to the sun,” which is located in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel. The second is a photo of Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ finale during day one of the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool party.* 

Whether I’m traveling halfway across the country or 25 minutes to my best friends apartment, I always make sure to keep my U by Kotex products handy (you know, just in case.) I am seriously in love with the new U by Kotex® Ultra Thin Pads with 3D Capture Core. I love that they have a one-of-a-kind center that locks away wetness to help stop leaks. 
U by Kotex®, which offers a full line of feminine care products for periods including pads, liners and tampons, and Simply Sinova are on mission to save the undies! That’s right ladies! No longer will our adorable undies be casualties to Aunt Flo! Don’t just take my word for it, YOU can get your own FREE U by Kotex 3D Capture Core SAMPLES! Simply visit the U by Kotex Landing page and find the samples that best fit your mission to save the undies. Click on the “Get Sample” button and enter your mailing information. Then, sit back and wait, your samples will be on their way!