What’s your favorite country?

This is my most frequently asked question. Even at this moment, I still have a hard time answering it. To be fair to myself and to the questioner, I would default to a top five answer. And to be quite honest, I give different answers every time depending on my mood. It’s a tricky question,…

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How to do a Girls’ Night in Chicago

This post is sponsored by Party Bus Chicago. Enjoying a girls night out in Chicago has the potential to be epic! One of the best things about being in this area is the overall diversity…it means that nobody has to sacrifice their interests to appease the group because there’s a scene for everybody. Whether you…

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Hemingway Home

“Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already?”  Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises For many years I have read Hemingway novels and autobiographies, watched documentaries and movies about…

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Dilly Dali

Thanks to my obsessive personality of stalking dead old men, a trip to the biggest Salvador Dali Museum outside Europe happened. I’ve had my eyes set on this museum since I missed out on going to Figueres when I was in Spain two years ago. I’m still regretful over not having time then to visit…

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Para-para-paradise

You can take the girl out of the island, but you can’t take the island out of the girl. All 7,641 of them. As of the latest official count. Due to the unexpected and last minute nature of my trip to the Motherland, it wasn’t like I was able to make plans nor was it…

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Homecoming Queen

Just last month, I found myself on an impromptu trip to the Motherland. It wasn’t for a grand vacation since I haven’t been back for over fifteen years. However, it was for a far more important reason. Family. My grandfather, the patriarch of my mother’s side of the family, was critically ill when my Mom…

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