Trip Recap: Ireland

My first stop was Dublin! With a 5am arrival and unable to achieve any sleep on the plane due to a few restless kiddies in front of me, I was ready to explore Ireland’s capital. I stayed in a cute boutique hotel in the bustling area of Temple Bar. My first few stops included Trinity…

Vancouver Delights Tour with Landsea Tours & Adventures

After a nice hearty breakfast, I headed back to the hotel where I was picked up for the Vancouver Delights Tour with Landsea Tours & Adventures. I’m all about exploring a new city, but I was only in Vancouver for 3 days and their guided 7-hour Delights Tour was the perfect way to see the…

Off to Vancouver: Jam Cafe

It was time to meet up with my sister for our annual sisters trip! Since she decided to go back to school, we planned to go somewhere in March for her Spring Break. Our past couple trips included Thailand and Japan, but this time we stayed a bit “closer” and went to the Pacific Northwest….

Wood, a Game of Thrones Pop Up Bar, and Tiki Drinks

Ah my final night in Chicago has arrived after 5 jam-packed days in one of my favorite cities. The snow picked up a bit, but that wasn’t stopping anybody from wandering the streets. I was still pretty full from brunch, so I decided to stop by Wood for a couple drinks and a small bite…

Brunch at The Publican

After a wonderful dinner Friday night followed by some drinks and serious bubble hockey and a Thai fix Saturday, I woke up to a light dusting of snow covering the city Sunday morning. I was in need of a good hearty brunch and The Publican was calling my name. Walking in with no reservation, most…

A Front Row Seat at EL Ideas

One of the most incredible dining experiences I’ve ever had was in Chicago when I had dinner at EL Ideas. The Michelin-starred restaurant located in the little known neighborhood of Douglas Park makes fine dining fun and approachable. It’s also BYOB, so my first stop was Eataly for a couple bottles of wine. With a…

Sushi-San and Star of Siam

My third day in Chicago started off with lunch at Sushi-San. If I’m craving a particular kind of food, there’s a good chance it’s Japanese cuisine. It was close to my hotel and the menu was enticing. I sat down at the long sushi bar and ordered a Yuzu Lemonade. I wanted to try a…

Chicago Breweries and United Center

It was time to enjoy some local brews after some great pan pizza at Pequod’s. My first stop was On Tour Brewing Company. I took a seat at the tasting room bar and ordered a flight of some house beers. I’ll usually try at least two IPAs if possible. After On Tour, I walked to…