24 Hours in Chicago

If you only have a day to spare on your visit to Chicago, it can be stressful to figure out what to do and where to go. I have had friends consult me about this. I’ve also taken several people on a personal guided tour of my city. Of course, each itinerary usually differs as…

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Groupon Getaway Guide

Since the dawn of e-commerce marketplaces like Groupon and LivingSocial, travel has become more affordable for thousands of people. I always get questions about these kinds of travel deals and if I have bought trips from Groupon. The answer is yes. I don’t normally go for all-inclusive packages but my last two all-inclusive trips were…

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London Landmarks

To make the most of your London visit, head to the city’s famous landmarks. You just cannot go to London without meeting Big Ben, or take a peek at the Palace. Although the city offers an inexhaustible array of popular tourist attractions, here are six famous monuments that should be on your London bucket list:…

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Japan: Chasing Cherry Blossoms

Visiting Japan in the spring has been on top of my bucket list for the longest time.  So when I was able to go last year, I could not believe that it was finally happening. Why was I being specific about this season? It’s because at this time of year, Japan is covered by millions of…

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Chicago Life: My First Restaurant Week

The past week had been a gastronomic one. It was officially Chicago Restaurant Week and so my friend and I were on the food prowl all week. Not to mention we also dined at restaurants that did not technically participate in CRW but had some great meals nonetheless. Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 CRW is organized every…

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Madrid: First Impressions

I’ve always known I was going to love Spain. But then again, I have the tendency of expecting too much from places I’ve been dreaming of for the longest time. I am also guilty of putting a lot of pressure on the first city that I land on. First impressions are important. In this case, it…

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