6 Things That Surprised Me in Milwaukee

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A lot of people have wondered about my choice to go to Milwaukee. A city and area of the US that had never really been high on my to explore list, I went because of a cool opportunity to learn from and be mentored by top travel bloggers as a part of BlogHouse. I can count the number of things that I knew about Milwaukee prior to visiting on one hand. It was embarrassing how much I didn’t know about the city prior to going, but in some ways it was also a good thing. I didn’t have any preconceived notions of the city which left me open to Continue Reading

An Update on Life (or Where the Heck Have I Been?)

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You might have noticed that things have been a little quiet on my end. I haven’t posted anything for two weeks and barely have been keeping my Facebook and Twitter feeds alive. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you guys what’s happening in my life and why the sudden silence. There are a couple of reasons for this and hopefully in the next couple of weeks, everything will return to normal. I was burned out. I did a crazy amount of travel in the past month. First I was in New York City for my brother’s graduation from Columbia Continue Reading

In Photos: Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Rhode Island Red Parrot

Driving between New York City and Boston, we knew that we wanted to stop along the way and explore a new town. While it would have been amazing to go to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, that could be an entirely different trip. So we settled on Newport, Rhode Island which is slightly out of the way, but not enough that we didn’t mind the detour. Rhode Island marks the 23rd US State that I’ve visited! Famous for its huge mansions and known as the perfect summer getaway, Newport now contains one of the highest number of surviving colonial Continue Reading

7 Free Things to Do in New York City

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There’s no doubt about it. New York City is an expensive city to visit (and to live!). With hotel nights running upwards of $200 - $300 dollars a night for a crappy hotel in the middle of nowhere, a budget is definitely needed keep your vacation in check. Despite the high costs, there are a surprising number of things you can do in the city for free. Here are 7 of my favourites: Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge is an architectural icon in the New York City skyline. Completed in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge Continue Reading