How I spent one day in Chicago

Chicago is a beautiful city. Set on Lake Michigan with the Chicago River running through it, it has a gorgeous skyline that offers an eclectic mix of architecture — old,…

A travel guide to Presque Isle State Park

It’s not a ‘real’ beach, but it’s pretty darn close. I spent four years in Pennsylvania less than an hour down the road from Presque Isle State Park in Erie,…

Moving across the world … again

Well I’ve done it again. After four years of building friendships, inviting myself into other people’s families and establishing an area of the world that feels like home, I’ve decided…

Falling back in love with writing 

I’ve always enjoyed writing, ever since I was a small child, but I’ve never considered myself a writer. Although I have a manuscript of my own rendition of a Mary-Kate…

A guide to Rio’s neighborhoods – Ipanema

Okay, so I know that Copacabana is the beach most people associate with Rio de Janeiro; however, if I only had one day to spend at a beach in Rio,…