Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Currently: Winter 2017

January 15, 2017 at 8:29 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#15). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Winter in Chicago can be tough. It’s cold and dreary and the sun rises late and sets early. I did the exercise of thinking of 5 Things I’m Looking Forward To (So Far) in ’17 and also to put my 2017 Vacation Bucket List together.…

Friday Five: 2017 Vacation Bucket List

January 13, 2017 at 7:16 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. The theme for this week is “dream vacations or winter destinations.” The Husband and I need to plan a vacation for this year, so I’m going to do some brainstorming here. Any additional suggestions or comments are welcome! 1. Argentina and Chile – The Husband and…

Stay in the Know on Where to Go with GetBeen

December 27, 2016 at 8:44 am

Tired of searching email and random notes to find recommendations or to remember the name of places you like? GetBeen (formerly BEEN) is a new iPhone app that allows you to “stay in the know on where to go.”  You can share your favorite places and new finds, discover reviews created by friends and connections, explore what’s nearby and search for restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels…

Friday Five: Tips to Stay Healthy in Sin City (or Anywhere!)

December 16, 2016 at 7:27 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0.  Their theme this week is “Holiday Gifts.” Check out my “Gift Guide for Fit Folks” and my “Gift Guide for Mostly Everyone Else.” I’ll also be bringing you a stocking stuffer gift guide and giveaway on Sunday.  So, I am off topic again with ” 5…

Finds’ Faves: Gift Guide for Most Everyone

December 14, 2016 at 7:24 am

Welcome to my second holiday gift guide in as many days! There are SO many great choices out there. This guide offers some gifts for folks who like want to be more stylish, like to try new things, travel and like gifts that give back. I could probably write 20 more versions but don’t worry, I won’t. Check out my Gift Guide for Fit Folks…

Grab a Cup! December Ultimate Coffee Date

December 4, 2016 at 8:50 am

Welcome to the final Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2016. Life got in the way of October and November. Oops. At least November was marathon weekend, so I had a good excuse. Without further ado, I‘m linking up again with Coco @ Running with Perseverance and Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner. What is the Ultimate Coffee Date? Imagine we are having coffee…

Five Ways to Decrease Holiday Travel Stress #Giveaway

November 26, 2016 at 7:48 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0.  This is a “free” week with no specific topic. I’m teaming up with myCharge to bring you “5 Ways to Decrease Holiday Travel Stress.” Holidays can be stressful. Travel can be stressful. Put the two together and things can get pretty hairy. Here are some tips…