St. Lucia – shore excursion!

St. Lucia - snorkel between the Pitons

St. Lucia was our 3rd port of call on our 7 day Caribbean Carnival Cruise.  Having never been there before, and pretty much all the touristy things talking about the Pitons, we decided we should see them!  If my husband could have it his way, he would be snorkeling, or SCUBA diving anytime he is … Read more

Boulders Beach – Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach - Cape Town, South Africa

Facebook reminded me that our trip to South Africa was one year ago already!  What?!  Although I have written a few posts about our adventures in South Africa, I have yet to post about the adorable stop we had at Boulders Beach.   If you like penguins, this is a MUST VISIT!  There is a … Read more

Santa Cruz – Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz - Galapagos Islands

Back in 2011, we took the plunge and booked a vacation through Friendly Planet to visit the Galapagos Islands.  I’d worked with some amazing people who did research in the Galapagos, and have always been intrigued by this place that seemed so mystical and unique, but it hadn’t occurred to me that it could be a … Read more

Chicago – weekend itineraries & ideas

A Weekend in Chicago

Chicago is a nice central hub for us, so we’ve been making more frequent trips to the area lately.   I’ve included details on the specific trips we’ve done as well as other sites that could be added on if you’ll be in town longer.  Several links are posted throughout for more in depth blog posts about those specific … Read more

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