Essie and the GoPro

If you’re a fan of travel photography and video then I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how amazing those little GoPro cameras are. You can wear them on your head, your chest, the handlebars of your bike, even your surf board to capture action and adventure in amazing never before seen ways. My favorite feature of the GoPro is its time-lapse capabilities and I … Continue reading Essie and the GoPro

19 Flights in October

October was a busy month. Between work trips and personal trips, I stepped foot in 10 US states and sat in 19 American Airlines window seats. Between the handful of delayed and canceled flights, I was able to witness some truly beautiful scenes from those tiny airplane windows. Below are my favorites of the month, to see more iPhone Window Seat photography, check out my Instagram. Flight … Continue reading 19 Flights in October

Blackhawks Celebrations

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A second Stanley Cup in only 4 years warrants a little photo-safari, don’t you think? No sooner had the game ended than my neighborhood (I live 2 blocks west of Wrigley field, a Chicago sports mecca, if you will) exploded in celebration. I grabbed my D300 and 35mm/1.8 prime lens and hit the street to capture a bit of the… Continue reading Blackhawks Celebrations

Help me win $20,000 to fund my travels!

I’ve been listening to the Eric and Kathy morning radio show since I was in high school. Their familiar voices and running jokes used to wake me each morning and help get me ready for early bird (read: over achiever) science classes and swim practices. After graduating from college I worked at a marketing agency in downtown Chicago for a little over a year and … Continue reading Help me win $20,000 to fund my travels!

In an effort to extend Chicago summer

I returned to Chicago yesterday after 5 wonderful days in Mexico. It wasn’t all vacation, the reason for my travel was to attend the TBEX North America conference though, I admit, I clocked more than a few hours by the pool and at the beach. And, wouldn’t you know it, summer seems to have vanished from Chicago while I was away! This tends to happen in this city, … Continue reading In an effort to extend Chicago summer

Dog Friendly Adventures around Chicago

Did you know that today, August 26, is National Dog Day? As a proud dog parent to my seven-year-old rescue mutt, Essie, I’m always looking for fun things for us to do together. We’re quite the team and life is just more fun (and eventful!) when she’s around. I find having a dog in the city is a great way to meet people, get outside and … Continue reading Dog Friendly Adventures around Chicago

Aboard Harbor View

My family has been visiting Charlevoix, Michigan for three generations. My mother’s parents fell in love with the town and surrounding area in the early 1950’s and my mom grew up spending every single summer in this Northern Michigan paradise. My parents’ mutual love of being on the water bred 5 kids who simply cannot get enough of it. 6 hours north of Chicago, I escape … Continue reading Aboard Harbor View

Escaping the Polar Vortex

When I signed up to go to Grand Cayman with Underwater Safaris back in mid-November I thought that a couple of days away from winter in February would be nice. What I didn’t know is that it would be a full on escape from one of Chicago’s worst winters in recent (and, some might add, not so recent) history. When I left Chicago on Monday … Continue reading Escaping the Polar Vortex