Renegade Craft Fair Followed by Ramen

If you missed the Renegade Craft Fair when it was here in December 2017, you’re in luck, this touring curated craft fair is coming back to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood the weekend of May 12 – […]

From Chicago to Calistoga: A Road Trip

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…and we’re driving to California to take JD to school.” “Wait. You’re driving?” We got mixed reactions when we told people we were driving from Chicago, IL to Calistoga, CA so that JD, my significant […]

Roseburg, Oregon, a 2017 Travel Highlight

Recently I have seen many “2017 wrap up” posts in which traveler writers share their 2017 highlights and ask their audiences to share theirs. It was much to my surprise that one morning I found […]

What makes a place real?

I wrote this post about my experience with the US Army supporting disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 for a Masters level Travel Writing class that I took in the summer of 2016. […]

Summer Highlights in the Chicago Suburbs

Summer time in Chicago, that small window of time between June and August, is crammed with outdoor activity options; festivals, concerts, rooftop parties, ball games, the list goes on. It comes suddenly here. Spring is […]