• Zebra at Mongena Lodge
    Africa

    5 Reasons to Stay at Mongena

    When you start planning for a trip to South Africa it can be a little overwhelming. What parks should you visit? Where should you stay? What kind of immunizations do I need? Will the lions get me at night? Most…

  • Africa

    South Africa Game Drive

    Have you ever thought about going on a safari/game drive in South Africa? When I was getting ready for my trip, all I wanted was to read about what the drives were actually like. What animals did they see? I…

  • Polar Bear Capital of the World
    North America

    Polar Bear Capital of the World

    When people talk about seeing animals in their natural habitat, most people think of things like an African safari. Had it ever crossed your mind to go see a polar bear in their natural habitat? If not, it definitely should…

  • Welcome to Churchill
    North America

    Explore Churchill

    This year I had the opportunity to visit an area that not many get a chance to.  Way up north in Canada, just off the Hudson Bay, is a small town called Churchill.  We went up there specifically to see…

  • Travel Tips

    Access Airport Lounges

    When you’re traveling with long layovers in airports (especially if it’s internationally), you may become very envious of those first-class passengers that get the keys to the holy grail, so to say.  Those airport lounges you only ever get to…

  • Lincoln Park
    North America

    15 Places to Visit in Chicago

    Chicago has always been a part of my family. My grandparents and parents lived there. My brother lives there. I thought about living there once, but I decided to stay in Iowa and just visit. That doesn’t mean I don’t…

  • Travel Tips

    Packing for a Weekend Getaway

    Sometimes you just need to getaway! Most of us don’t have endless amounts of days off from work, so these weekend getaways can be very important to help you not feel like you’re drowning in life. The purpose of these…

  • North America

    Southern California Getaway

    This past winter was a rather tough one here in the midwest! Don’t get me wrong, I live here, I chose to live here, so I know I can’t complain about the weather. Honestly, I prefer our winters over our…

  • North America

    Visiting Lake Louise

    Apparently, when I was MUCH younger, my family went up to Banff, Alberta for some camping. During that trip, we stopped over to Lake Louise and my mother fell in love with the area. I honestly do not remember it…

  • Inspiration

    40 Things To Do By 40

    It’s very hard to believe I’m only 3 years away from 40! Anyone that knows me, knows I like lists! These are 40 things to do before you turn 40. I still have a few things to go….but I’m not…