Category: Cities

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 […]

Portland, Oregon: A Long Weekend in the Pacific Northwest

Portland, Oregon: A Long Weekend in the Pacific Northwest

Portland, OR is a perfect vacation for adventurous families looking to spend time eating well and enjoying nature

Nairobi, Kenya: Tagging Along with a Non-Profit

Nairobi, Kenya: Tagging Along with a Non-Profit

I recently wrote about traveling without my son and how to do it guilt-free. Given how much I love traveling with James, I will only leave him behind for a good reason. This trip presented two problems (distance and a busy work schedule), but there was […]

Zurich, Switzerland: A Long Layover in Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland: A Long Layover in Zurich

One of my favorite ways to check out a new city without the commitment of a full vacation itinerary is the long layover. Ahead of this week’s major storm on the East Coast, United Airlines urged everyone potentially affected by the storm to move their travel […]

San Francisco, California: Weekend Getaway to California’s Bay Area

San Francisco, California: Weekend Getaway to California’s Bay Area

A few years ago, I wouldn’t hesitate to fly across the country for a quick weekend away. But now that I’ve got a toddler on my hands, I’m trying to explore all that California has to offer. LA to SF is only about six hours […]

New York, NY: Christmas in New York City

New York, NY: Christmas in New York City

For the holidays this year, we took Jimmy to the Big Apple! When Jimmy was born, we decided that Christmas wasn’t something we would celebrate, at least, in the traditional sense. We usually opt for a family trip instead of piling gifts under the tree. […]