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Solo Travel and 6 Tips For Dining As A Solo Traveler

Solo Travel and Dining Alone Whether you are a thousand miles away from home, or wanting to try out a new restaurant close to home, you should not be hesitant if you are dining solo. For some the thought of eating alone conjures up the stereotypical image of the lonely person at the corner table quickly eating an early dinner before pitying eyes fill the dining room. Today, with a whole segment of the population…

Let There Be Light! My Vintage Camper Gets Lit Up!

I am so excited!!! I could not wait to share this with everyone! Today is a milestone in our vintage camper/she shed renovation. I have lights!!! This may be a minor thing to everyone else, but to me, this is a HUGE thing. Rick spent today hanging and hooking up my lights while I went out choosing a fabric to make my curtains. I headed to my nearest Jo-Ann Fabrics. Two hours later…

A Perfect Midwest Getaway To Mall Of America

For a great getaway in the Midwest, make it Mall Of America! I was looking to spend some quality time with Megan before she returns to college from winter break so we decided to take a little mini vacation to Mall Of America near Minneapolis a couple weeks ago. The three of us had been to Mall Of America on New Years Eve a few years before. It wasn’t really a shopping trip…

Work On Beatrice’s Interior Begins! My Vintage Camper Redo

Work on my vintage camper AKA Beatrice is moving right along. We have been blessed with some fairly mild temperatures lately, so we have taken full advantage and continued work on Beatrice. So much so, that I predict if this pace continues, the interior will be finished by Spring and all that will be left is the exterior paint job and some last minute touches. I can’t tell you how excited I am…

4 Reasons Why You Should Try Solo Travel In Midlife

Are you dying to try solo travel? Midlife is a great time to realize your dream of solo travel. I think that when women hear the term “solo travel” they think of travel to far away places. While that can be the ultimate goal, it’s not necessarily the best way to start out for most women. If that is what you want to do (after all my first “solo&#8221…

5 Great Places For Lunch In The Green Bay Area

Feature photo: Shrimp and Zucchini Noodle Bowl-a’Bravo If you find yourself in Green Bay at lunch, you are in luck! Green Bay, Wisconsin is so much more than just the Packers. And while the Packers may have made Green Bay a famous spot in Wisconsin to visit for Football fans, it is very well know for it’s food, culture, and the fabulous Broadway downtown district also. I’ll be…

5 Things I Did In 2017 That Made My Year Fabulous (AKA My Year In Review)

Wow! Can you believe it? We are saying goodbye to another year. It’s true, the older you get, the more time flies. It been a rollercoaster of a ride this year. If someone would have told me just a year ago that I would have done all the things I did this past year I would not have believed it. About the only downside (or upside financially) for my blogging and travel opportunities…

Update On Beatrice AKA My Vintage Camper/She Shed

Mild temps helped to get some more work done on Beatrice With the Deer Hunting season over and mild temps up until this week, we were able to make more progress on the Beatrice renovation project. A big hurdle we had was the new window in the front leaking after we installed it. The first issue we had, being inexperienced, we discovered that the window we bought was a vertical window.  The main problem with…

A Visit To The Nutella Cafe In Chicago

Confession:  I LOVE Nutella! Ever since I had Nutella for the first time in my first crepe in Paris, I was hooked.  So when I heard there was going to be a whole Nutella Cafe opening in Chicago, I new I had to visit it. This past weekend was my chance!  Having a Saturday off of work, I decided to jump on a Travelzoo email offering stays at Chicago’s Allegro Hotel for $95…

 Taking On Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail and What Inspired Me To Do It

Did you know that Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail is one of 11 National Scenic Trails in the US? I bet not.  Most people, even if you are from Wisconsin really do not know much about the Ice Age Trail segments that they pass along the highway when you are traveling this beautiful state.  If fact, I cannot count how many times I have passed the trail-head on highway A just…

My She Shed/Vintage Camper Redo Part 2

The real work begins We are a few weeks into my she shed/vintage camper renovation and it is going surprisingly well considering this is the first time we are tackling a project like this.  Rick has already spent countless hours not only physically working on her, but also researching and ordering parts, running to get supplies, and watching TONS of videos. He has put in the bulk of the work while I’ve…

Best French Macarons In Wisconsin- Almond And Ivy Bakery In De Pere

Does Almond And Ivy Take The Prize? I could probably stop my search for the best French macarons in Wisconsin right here and now, I won’t of course, but seriously I found a winner! Almond And Ivy, a tiny bakery, located right in downtown De Pere, just south of Green Bay, has some of the best macarons I have had so far! Maybe it’s the fact that Karli Franzke, owner and…

How To Survive The Roommate From Hell When Traveling

Are you going on a group tour solo and decided to room with another solo traveler? Faced with wanting to save some money while traveling I had gone against my better judgment and signed up to double up on a room for my first trip to Paris. I had just one other solo traveler to choose from. She was in her 80’s and Paris was the one place she had never been to. First…

Is It Me Or Did Summer Just Fly By? Summer Recap

It’s Labor Day weekend. The last hurrah of summer. I know it sounds cliche, but did summer fly by in the blink of an eye? It sure seems that way. Is it true that the older you get the faster time passes? It feels that way! Now that Summer is on its last leg and dreams of everything pumpkin flavored is right around the corner, it’s time to take a look…

A Mini Camping Vacation To Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Part 1 

Hello Indian Lake State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! In January when I made out my list of things I wanted to do in 2017, going on a camping trip was one of them. The way the summer was going and working 6 days a week, the idea of a camping trip before Megan went back to college seemed like a pipe dream! That is until there was an opening in the work…

Why You Must Shop Corner Closet In Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Travel and shopping are like peanut butter and jelly to me…they just go together. There is a reason why I love Cedarburg so much-shopping! I make several trips to this cute town north of Milwaukee several times a year. My good friend Beverly lives in Cedarburg and since her and I both love to shop, many of those visits include a trip downtown to check out the many shops that line Cedarburg…

Foodie Friday- Elsie Mae’s Bakery and Cannery In Kenosha Wisconsin

What’s a world without pie? Where can you go in Wisconsin to get the best pie? I found the answer. (at least in my opinion)  Elsie Mae’s Bakery and Cannery in Kenosha. I was recently lucky enough to get to visit this place and meet the owner Kelly, when I was in Kenosha, Wisconsin on my 7 Wisconsin road trips in 7 days tour. I found out about Elsie Mae&#8217…

Chasing Waterfalls In Marinette County, Wisconsin

Whoever said you can’t chase waterfalls has never been to Marinette County Wisconsin It has been my goal for quite some time to do the waterfalls tour in Marinette County.  When I got some time off work and decided to do 7 Wisconsin road trips in 7 days, the waterfalls tour was on my list. There are 14 waterfalls total on this self guided tour.  Maps are available at most gas stations in…

7 Wisconsin Road Trips In 7 Days

Vacationing at the spur of the moment I found myself with an unplanned 7 days off of work last week.  Believe me, I was doing a happy dance since I have not had much time to check things off my summer Wisconsin bucket list!  As a travel blogger-I was itching to get on the road and discover places in Wisconsin to review and write about. Having a full 7 days off, I wanted to…

Finding French Macarons In Wisconsin At Le Reve Patisserie And Cafe

Looking to satisfy my appetite for all things French, I began my quest to find the best French macarons in Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago with a stop in Wauwatosa at a couple of places- Le Reve Patisserie and Cafe and Rocket Baby Bakery. These small, colorful, and fancy cookies made from almond flour, powdered sugar, and egg whites, with a host of fillings are a must have on any visit to Paris.  Famous…

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