Hiking in Norway: Three Dizzying Day Trips

In June / July 2014, my travel buddies, Mo and Lynn, and I took an 8-day road trip around southern Norway. We made a loop from Oslo to Stavanger and back, spending a couple days in each city. We also stopped (often) along the way to check out stave churches, take some day hikes, and sample…

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Four Reasons (and More) to Love Singapore

In July 2016, I spent 4 days in Singapore, the island city-state located just off the southern tip of Malaysia. Does it sound crazy to travel that far from Chicago for a “long weekend”? I chose Singapore because I wanted an easy solo trip and I needed an Asia fix. Though I’ve lived and traveled in Asia, I hadn’t…

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Iceland Travel Tips, Part 2: A Guest Post by Shanon

It’s two months to the day that we embarked on our Iceland adventure and we still can’t get over how amazing it was. Every day it seems I hear from someone else who wants to go, so even thought I’ve already written a ton about our trip, I wanted to share one more post with…

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Iceland Travel Tips: In Love with Iceland, Part 3

After we returned home, I polled my friends for advice they’d give travelers planning to visit Iceland. I had no idea what I’d get, but they made some really good points, so I compiled them for this post. I hope you’ll find them helpful! Recap: In October 2016, I organized a 10-day trip to Iceland…

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Þórsmörk and Jökulsárlón: In Love with Iceland, Part 2

It probably wasn’t fair that I asked my friends to name their favorite parts our Iceland trip, but most of them humored me. Not surprisingly, several people cited the the people and our group dynamic as the best part. The best part was exploring such an amazing place with a group of people I truly enjoy…

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In Love with Iceland

In October 2016, I organized a 10-day Iceland trip for my women’s hockey team. The first half of the trip was a road trip around southern Iceland, from Reykjavik to Jökulsárlón, and back. We spent the remainder of our time exploring Reykjavik and playing in a tournament.  In an earlier post, I described my top…

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My Top 5 Trips (So Far)

“Of the places you’ve been, what’s your favorite?” I hate hate HATE this question. Trips are like snowflakes – unique, beautiful, fleeting; there are no favorites. Each of my trips has been an irreplicable combination of place, time, and companionship. Why not just ask me to pick my favorite child? (Except, don’t ask because I…

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