I think I deleted my opening sentences like 10 times because there aren't actual words to describe the beauty and culture that comes with a trip to Barcelona. Bear with me here y'all... During our Eurotrip, my friend and I just HAD to hit up Spain and Barcelona was on both of our bucket lists, … Continue reading Barcelona’s Best: Gaudi, Cava, and Tapas – Oh My!
Many moons ago, I attended Arizona State University. Then one day I graduated, and I got into my Dodge Neon and drove 26 hours up to Chicago. #NoRegrets However, because life happened and people moved away, I never really had a 'reason' to go back to Tempe and visit ASU or my old haunts - … Continue reading Forks Up in Phoenix! Visiting My Alma Mater 10 Years Later
One of my favorite things to do is take quick long-weekend jaunts to the unexpected -- and as long as I can find a cheap flight, it's as good as done! Heading to Quito, Ecuador was no exception. A four-day weekend to the nation's capital was even more than I could have hoped for and … Continue reading Conquering Quito In a Weekend
I've written about my fave burgers in Chicago previously, but it's time for an update! Let's be honest...you don't claim the Insta handle @BurgerGal because you have an affinity for salads. A great burger and a good burger are like night and day for me, and I'm here to give you my recommendations for the … Continue reading Chicago: BurgerGal’s Best Burgers
If you're planning a trip and it isn't to Havana, get it on the bucket list ASAP! My friend and I spent a long weekend experiencing all things Cuba -- the old cars, the incredible cuisine, all the rum, and the amazing people. In fact, I'm planning ANOTHER trip back because I loved it so … Continue reading My Heart is in Havana Oooh Na Na
It's no secret that Chicagoans use the word brunch as a verb to describe weekend activities. But brunching in Chicago takes on a new meaning these days - brunch is more than just the meal you eat when you sleep in on a Sunday. It's an EVENT! Hours long and always paired with a bottomless … Continue reading Chicago: Go Bottomless! Well, Kinda. Where to Get the Best Brunch for Your Buck
Who doesn't love a good wall serving as the backdrop of their next selfie? To know me is to know that I'll stop for even the grungiest of graffiti and take a thousand photos of it. Walking around Chicago, you see a LOT. But where are the best spots for the perfect Instagram pic? I … Continue reading Chicago: Insta-Worthy Street Art Where You Totally Need a Selfie