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Holiday Weekend Getaway in Nashville

When your company mandates PTO between Christmas and the New Year holidays, you have a few options: Staycation at home (and never leave your apartment until you become one with your bed)Staycation at your family’s (and risk your sanity)Pick up other side jobs (and deny yourself a much-needed break)Travel (and live your best life) Isn’t… Continue reading Holiday Weekend Getaway in Nashville

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Lobster Rollin’ Through Boston

Social media gets a bad rep, but I’ve met many of my best friends via social media connections. Evanthia is another example of a friend I’ve gotten to know through CHAARG. We met a couple times in person and connected, but otherwise, much of our friendship is through text, Instagram, and Snapchat. Ev is from… Continue reading Lobster Rollin’ Through Boston

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First Race of 2018: My Long Weekend in Phoenix

Earlier this fall, I was trying to plan a winter half marathon that would double as a weekend getaway from Chicago’s frigid winter. I should have planned it around the holidays had I known my work schedule, but MLK Jr. weekend was close enough and I was able to plan a trip to Phoenix for… Continue reading First Race of 2018: My Long Weekend in Phoenix

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Weekend Getaway in San Diego: December 1-4 Recap

When your best friend from New York asks you to travel for a weekend, you say yes. Except, my BFF Jess has asked me this approximately 10x this year, and I have only been able to actually commit twice. We went to LA in March, and this last weekend, we visited San Diego together. Her… Continue reading Weekend Getaway in San Diego: December 1-4 Recap

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Toronto: A Weekend Getaway with the Falls and Donuts

Every summer, Marc, Garett, Kylie, and I take a trip together. We were RAs together at Loyola and remain best friends. Two years ago, they traveled to New York City but I was in the hospital with my sinus surgery, and last year we went to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. This year, we… Continue reading Toronto: A Weekend Getaway with the Falls and Donuts