Travel

Chicago is where I was born, but I am truly a citizen of the world and a perpetual student of life.

From the beauty that is lake life in Traverse City, Michigan to the incredibly energy of Barcelona, Spain - I move in a lot of directions throughout the year.

From the hustle of New York to the quiet beaches of Cabo San Lucas, and from the historical Washington, D.C. to my familiar streets of Florence, all feel like home to me in one way or another. I spend much of my life in the air getting from one place to another and I love it.

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One place that is always close to my heart, though, is Italy. Truly the place where my soul feels at home and where my heart feels full. As I pour over works of art, walk the city streets, learn the regional specialities, and celebrate the friendships that have carried me through decades, I have learn about me, who I am, and what I need to be the best version of myself.

And isn't that the point of travel? To increase your awareness of the world around you, to participate in it. I live to learn about new cultures, languages, foods, landscapes and traditions so that at the end of the day we all realize how connected we are and how small this great big beautiful world really is? Here is your passport to adventure as my travel buddy. I plan on sharing everything from travel tips to favorite eats and everything else I encounter while traveling. And remember, I travel solo, with my husband and sometimes even with a caravan of 4 horses, two dogs, a motorhome and my gold cart! So trust me when I tell you the travels are diverse, different and rarely boring. 😃

Destinations: Creating in Cabo

Destinations: Creating in Cabo

There are few things better (in my opinion) than mix matched fancy glassware. It is one of my favorite things actually. Different crystal, different colors, a touch of metallic, and I start to look like this: 😍😍. I had the best time working with my...
St. Peter’s in Rome – did you know?

St. Peter’s in Rome – did you know?

Did you know that St. Peter’s is the largest and wealthiest church in the world, and it was built with bronze taken from the pantheon and marble from the Roman forum and the Colosseo? And, that St. Peter was crucified on this very ground (under the bronze altar piece...
Winter Wonderland Fun in Chicago 2018

Winter Wonderland Fun in Chicago 2018

Tis the season to celebrate in the city! Whether you’re looking for free experiences or fun for the whole family, there’s a never-ending list of wonderful sites to see and things to do this winter in Chicago. We’ve narrowed it down to our top five picks you won’t want...
How I always find myself in Tuscany

How I always find myself in Tuscany

Photo: Collin Pierson It is always with a heavy heart that I leave Florence, Lucca and all of my loved ones. Many years ago, I found myself here. I learned about the woman I wanted to become. I learned about independence, and communication. I learned how to take...
Destinations: Firenze; Mercato Nuovo

Destinations: Firenze; Mercato Nuovo

Photo: Collin Pierson There is not much that is better than time with my dad in Italy. We have had so many adventures and shared a lot of laughter here throughout my life, but especially on Italy trips. I am really, truly happy to be here with him. As many of you may...
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