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

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

Using Instagram on the Road

Social media has changed how many people travel in the past decade. Before leaving on a trip, we post to Facebook or Twitter, asking for suggestions. We make Pinterest boards that inspire our next destination. We troll internet booking site for good rates and take Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews as gospel when choosing a hotel or tour company. But what about once all of … Continue reading Using Instagram on the Road

Polar Vortex, Round 3

As midwesterners well know, the infamous Polar Vortex has hit again! This arctic blast has defined the month of January by setting record lows, closing schools and giving us thick-skinned Chicagoans a deep freeze. This evening I braved the cold at Tower Road Beach in Winnetka, the Chicago suburb where I grew up, to snap a couple of iPhone photos before my phone froze and … Continue reading Polar Vortex, Round 3