Where to Eat in Rome: Mangia bene – Mangia tutto!

Mangia tutto! There’s such a wide range of restaurants in Rome. From snack food to quick bites to elaborate multi-course tastings, where to eat in Rome is somewhat of an open ended question. The [...]


Dickens in Dundee Illinois: Old World Holiday Charm Near Chicago

Dickens in Dundee Illinois, the annual celebration kicking off the Christmas season, takes place throughout East and West Dundee. We decided to venture from the city and explore some small town [...]


Your Guide to the Annual Fort Wayne Johnny Appleseed Festival

If you grew up in the midwest in the 70s and 80s, you probably sang the Johnny Appleseed song at summer camp at some point. “Oh the Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord… for giving me the [...]


Things to do in Fort Wayne Indiana Over a Weekend Getaway

Intent on a weekend adventure one lovely autumn day, our little family pointed our car eastwards from Chicago. Driving along sleepy Highway 30, crossing miles of corn fields just about ripe for [...]

Tips For Flying With A Baby: What I Learned On 26 Flights

I am an avid traveler; the more passport stamps, the better. And then I got pregnant. My friends said, “You’ll never travel again!” “It’s all over from here.” “Kiss that passport [...]


Chicago Summer Festivals And Events You Can’t Miss

Chicago embraces its summer with gusto.  It’s almost as if we’re trying to cram all the outdoor living we can into the few months of great weather we have….. hmmm. Neighborhood fests take over [...]


How To Limit Technology While Flying With A Toddler

Airport photo, child pretend flying on suitcase, child outside photo via Shutterstock. 


Reflections After My Cruise to Cuba: Debating To Cruise Or Not To Cruise