Author: lauragibbons

Chicago: Where to eat in Chicago for every meal

Chicago: Where to eat in Chicago for every meal

The best rule of thumb for choosing where to eat in Chicago is: if it’s a national chain restaurant, skip it. Chicago has dozens of incredible restaurants, from hot dog stands to Michelin Star restaurants. If you visit during the spring, summer, or fall, make […]

Chicago: My favorite (and least favorite) activities to do in Chicago

Chicago: My favorite (and least favorite) activities to do in Chicago

I spent about eight years living in Chicago. One thing that always frustrated me was that most tourists were missing out on the best Chicago has to offer. The culture, the food, the music, and so on, are all not to be missed. I’m sharing […]

Costa Rica: Exploring the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica with Kids

Costa Rica: Exploring the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica with Kids

I recently wrote a post about our day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. But, we actually spent a full week in and around Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. There is so much to do in this beautiful country. And, here are some […]

Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica: A day trip to the coastal city

Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica: A day trip to the coastal city

During our recent trip to Costa Rica, we took a day trip out to Manuel Antonio National Park. If you haven’t noticed already, I love the mountains, especially the green ones. Manuel Antonio, located just south of Quepos, is one of Costa Rica’s most popular […]

My top five ways to travel comfortably with kids

My top five ways to travel comfortably with kids

How to travel comfortably without sacrificing too much luggage space: When I pack for a trip, it’s all about balancing two goals: to travel comfortably and carry less stuff. I recently wrote another post about how to pack lighter with kids, which is important because ultimately, you’ve got to […]