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Travelogue: Kauai

[caption id="attachment_1682" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Sunset Dinner at The Beach House in Poi Pu[/caption] Aloha! We left for Kauai on New Years Day - the perfect way to kick off the New Year! Personally, I am not a big fan of New Years Day as it is always cold and usually just spent lying around and watching ...

Union Pier, Michigan

We spent the week before the 4th of July in Union Pier, MI. Since I've lived in Chicago my family has gone up to this area most summers, as it is an easy 90 minute drive yet feels worlds away. I love this area of Michigan because it is so rustic. You have the beach and cute several small towns and while there ...

Michigan Sunsets

When we got to our rental house in Michigan, this is the view I saw from the back deck. Bells rang I tell you. We stayed near Saugatuk, a cute artsy town on Lake Michigan which was a great place to grab dinner or ice cream. Overall, it was pretty relaxing week, with a lot of time spent laying out and reading, grilling ...

Vacation, All I Ever I Wanted

Is this the coldest summer on record? It's mid-August and feels like fall. All summer I've been looking forward to summer, but it hasn't really come here in Chicago. But! Today we are heading to Michigan for a good old fashioned summer vacation with my family, and it combines a few of my favorite things: birthdays, family ...

Our Trip to Maui: Honeymoon Edition

After posting about our recent trip to Maui here, here and here, I wanted to give a few more must-do's in paradise if any of you are planning a trip to Maui. We went in Oct. 2012 on our honeymoon and had a BLAST! Leaving was so hard. It was the perfect ending to such a fun and exciting time in our lives, and although I ...

Our Trip to Maui: Part III

Wailea has a beachfront path that's perfect for leisurely strolls, sightseeing, walking from hotel to hotel (each has awesome oceanfront restaurants and bars), and exercising. We went out on Tuesday morning for a long walk and came across tide pools, several beaches, a chicken and a swing...I'll let the pictures do the ...

Our Trip to Maui: Part I

Aloha! We got back from Maui yesterday evening after 14 hours of flying (we left Friday night at 11pm Hawaiian time) - it wasn't the most efficient flight schedule - going from Maui to LA to Minneapolis to Chicago - but we made it there and back with no delays or hiccups! I have now been to Wailea three times (first with my ...