Eventbrite: For Locals and Tourists Alike

Back in February, I wrote about an opportunity that sort of fell in my lap – the chance to work with Eventbrite as one of three bloggers embarking on a “blogger tour” of Chicago. The […]

Saturday Scenes: Chicago From Above

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take a helicopter tour of Chicago, courtesy of Viator.com. Despite the overcast skies, it was an unforgettable experience as we approached the city from the south, […]

Saturday Scenes: Snowmageddon in Chicago

It was two years ago at this time that Chicago was digging out from one of the worst snowstorms in decades – and by far the worst storm I had experienced since the Great Halloween […]

Launching a New Life in Chicago

Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago

Remember when I wrote back in November about feeling unsettled and longing for my old life? Well, I realized my old life isn’t really what I want. If you’ve been following along since I first […]

Reverse Culture Shock? Not So Much.

Shoreview, Minnesota

“Well, it looks like you’ve been gone for a while,” observed the officer sitting behind the passport control desk at the Atlanta airport. “Yes, 13 months,” I said with a smile. He looked at me […]

My Ultimate To-Do List for Summer in Chicago

Millennium Park

This week marks exactly 10 years since I loaded up a moving van in Minneapolis and drove seven hours south to make a new home in Chicago.  In the decade that I’ve lived here, a […]

Life is a Journey, Not a Destination

I have been trying to write this post for two weeks.  I thought it would be easy. I thought I would quickly summarize how the performance went and how I felt about the whole experience […]