My Favorite Castles in Scotland

Get ready to take a tour of two of my favorite castles in Scotland. When I was planning my recent vacation in Scotland, I really looked forward to touring the castles. Walking through buildings and castles that date back hundreds of years is just not something you can find in the United States. I think…

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Running the Chicago Marathon: What You Want to Know

Why Run Chicago Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13th, 2019 was an amazing experience. Chicago is a “fast and flat” course that begins and ends in Grant Park, and takes you through 29 vibrant neighborhoods in the city. I can’t think of a better way to see the city of Chicago….

Reflecting on my First Marathon in Chicago

I first had the idea to run the Chicago marathon the night before my first half marathon, in November 2018. Sitting in my hotel room killing time, I happened upon an announcement that the lottery was open for the 2019 Chicago Marathon. I sat there staring at the screen on my phone. Should I do…

Two More of My Favorite Places in Scotland

I am so excited to share two more of my favorite places in Scotland with you! This time we discover an ancient village and cathedral, and take a cruise on a famous loch. These are great places to stop off during a road trip, or stay longer if you can and explore the area. We…

A Perfect Time to Explore the Dunes

Fall is my favorite time of year to be outdoors. The temperature is perfect for hiking and exploring, not too hot and not too cold. It’s also my favorite time of year to visit the nearby Indiana Dunes. Located in Northwest Indiana on the shores of Lake Michigan, It’s an incredibly peaceful place to take…