Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Currently… Ready for Spring!

March 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#16). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Mother Nature is playing tricks on us in Chicago! We had a tiny taste of summer followed by a return to winter. Three days of rain will hopefully bring May flowers or something good! I started my new job (see more here) and enjoyed visiting…

Try it Tuesday: Floafers “Foam Meets Fashion” #Kickstarter

March 21, 2017 at 10:21 am

I got an email to check out a Kickstarter for Floafers – “this summer’s hottest shoe.” I was intrigued so I checked them out! Floafer’s founder, Hayes Brumbeloe, came up with the concept in 2014 while packing for a trip to the Bahamas. He wanted a pair of “stylish loafers you could wear on the beach and in the water.” he searched the web and didn’t…

Good Times, Great Race & Some Exciting News

March 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

I went to NYC this weekend to run my 6th NYC 1/2 in as many years. As I mentioned on Friday, it was my first real race of the year. I wasn’t sure what to expect time wise, but I knew that I would enjoy the run. It’s one of my favorite courses and I always see tons of friends. Plus, I’m supporting an amazing…

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…