Best Restaurants in Maine Right Near the Coast To Stop At During A Road Trip

I do food, so I love finding destinations that have local and delicious dishes that really defines them. My recent trip to Maine left no shortage of incredible and fresh seafood to indulge in. I was so in love with everything I ate, I wanted to share some of my favorite roadside stops and what I think are the best restaurants in Maine. For five days I ate my weight in fresh lobster, oysters and...more
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New York to Maine the Perfect Dog Friendly 5 Day Road Trip Itinerary

I've been wanting to take a road trip from New York to Maine ever since I moved to the east coast. It's popular as a perfect summer destination to escape the brutal heat of the city. This summer I finally did a five day road trip from New York to Maine with my boyfriend and our dog. I was truly blown away by the mild weather and beautiful surroundings. Why Maine? Being home to stunning...more
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The Best Bars in Chicago No Matter What Your Going Out Style Is

When the drinks flow faster than the river running through the city, I know I’m in my kind of place. Chicago is filled with great food and endless cool things to do. But as a bartender, I always appreciate a great place to have a drink. Having a guide to the best bars in Chicago is a must for your visit. I'm not very picky when it comes to bars, as long as it’s approachable....more
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Wondering Where to Eat in Chicago on Your First Visit? Here’s A List of the Best Restaurants

Eating is what I do best. I go everywhere armed with a list of places for the best food and drinks a city can offer. Usually a list too long to get through. When I first started planning my trip, I had a list a mile long of where to eat in Chicago. I love cute cafes, I can consume more meals a day than I’d like to admit, and I’m a sucker for a...more

How To Spend the Perfect 3 Days In Chicago If You’re Visiting For the First Time

I got off the flight in Chicago like I already knew the place. Have you ever been somewhere brand new and have it feel as familiar to you as a second home? Like the way you know your way around your best friends parents house? That's how my 3 days in Chicago began. I walked in, opened the fridge, grabbed a drink and sunk myself comfortably into its worn in sofa. I only had a...more

Small Town Charm and Traveling to South Carolina with my Best Friend

Welcome to the South, where the grass is [actually] greener, the humidity is high and the people are as sweet as their iced tea. I just spent four days going from my best friend’s hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina to Charleston and back again. A short trip filled with good food, great people, charming sights, and beautiful landscapes. A lot of people asked me when I told them where I was going on vacation this...more

Pennsylvania Countryside: I remember thinking ‘I could do this, I could live here.’

I love New York City, I really do. Just passing my three-year anniversary living here I can say with confidence that I have no intention of leaving anytime soon. But last summer was particularly hard for me to spend anytime in the city. It was miserably hot (probably the worst summer I have ever experienced), I was getting very limited hours at the bar I work which was leading to a lot of financial stress,...more