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Mini Mallorca Travel Guide

Mallorca was magical and although the trip was brief (5 days), I’d take that journey over and over again.  So many of you recommended Mallorca when I was just exploring our trip to Spain and I can see why; it’s only a 35 minute flight from Barcelona yet seems worlds away.  The people of Mallorca […]

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What I’m Packing For Spain

Maybe you’ve forgotten, because I sort of have, but I’m going to Spain in less than two weeks.  Life sneaks up on you when curveballs are being thrown your way, eh?  We’ve had a ton of stuff happening with our house (leaky basement being resealed and it’s currently torn apart, a landscaping project that made […]

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Your Non-Tourist Chicago Summer Guide

I write a Chicago guide every few years and thought it was high time I wrote another: here’s the Official Non-Tourist Chicago Summer Guide–lots of patios included because, well, we gotta be outside.  Yes, I moved to the suburbs (read why and also read more about how it’s going here), but I’m still in the […]