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

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

Thinking Warm Thoughts

Currently, as I sit cuddled under a blanket on my couch with my dog, it’s -15°F (-26ºC) with a windchill of -39ºF (-39ºC.) You know it’s really cold when the Celsius and Fahrenheit are the same. This little cold patch has been dubbed “Chiberia” here in Chicago. So what’s keeping me warm today? A cup of tea, a fleece blanket and a cuddly pup. And … Continue reading Thinking Warm Thoughts

Top Travel Moments from 2013

December 31st always tends to be a day of reflection: another year come and gone, a chance to look back on the highlights, lowlights and an opportunity to look toward the new year. 2013 has been a good travel year for me. I’ve made a list of my top travel moments from 2013, in no particular order. 1. Driving solo around Arizona In May I … Continue reading Top Travel Moments from 2013

Visiting Castle Farms

Click any of the images in this post to enlarge. In 1918 Albert Loeb, president of Sears, Roebuck and Company constructed his very own castle in Charlevoix, Michigan. The enormous structure, modeled after castles in Normandy, France, was originally known as Loeb Farms and existed as a dairy farm, model farm for Sears farming equipment and a lavish summer estate for the Chicago-based Loeb family. … Continue reading Visiting Castle Farms