Treks & the city


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Chicago

Where to eat in the Chicago Western suburbs

By On May 22, 2017

Best for a date night: The Cellar Bistro 132 N Hale St, Wheaton There’s nothing worse than heading out for date night only to discover the ambience of the eaterie is not… Read More

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Mexico

Tulum ruins and snorkeling in the Mayan underworld

By On January 18, 2017

Mexico is a popular choice for destination weddings with winter fatigued Americans only to happy to swap January blues for a beach fiesta abroad. But even a whirlwind trip to watch friends tie the knot is… Read More

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Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor with a toddler

By On August 26, 2016

The laid back college city of Ann Arbor in Michigan is definitely family friendly… Where to stay… The logistics of booking a suitable place to stay with a toddler are always challenging. Where do… Read More

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Chicago

Gluten free delights in DuPage

By On March 6, 2016

I don’t really like to shout about being gluten free. After all I’m not celiac, I’m not dangerously allergic – it just gives me belly ache. Outing yourself as a grain-dodger can lead to eye rolls… Read More

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Bath

Perfect places to relax in Bath

By On January 23, 2016

Sometimes you just need things to go at a slower pace. The city of Bath in south west England is not only a thriving tourist city but also a beautiful place to escape… Read More

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San Francisco with a baby

By On November 23, 2015

When our son was born I will admit I did wonder if my days of wanderlust were officially over. At first caring for a newborn was so challenging it seemed like an epic task… Read More

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Chicago

Afternoon tea at The Drake in Chicago

By On February 15, 2015

My husband definitely knows the way to my heart so when he organised a surprise afternoon tea at The Drake Hotel for our wedding anniversary this English girl was one happy lady.  … Read More

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Chicago

Oak Park: Literary lessons at Hemingway’s childhood home

By On October 6, 2014

To be a good writer you need to step away from the keyboard sometimes. After weeks immersed in a high-pressure book project, I took a breather and headed to Oak Park, ten… Read More

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Take a wander in Wheaton

By On September 19, 2014

Since we moved to Wheaton I’ve been determined to get outdoors as much as possible before I batten down the hatches for my first Chicago winter (brrr). The marvellous thing about our new home is it’s a… Read More

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Athens

36 hours in Athens

By On September 8, 2014

I’ve always loved Greece so from the moment we booked our trip back in March I knew I’d be counting down the days until our honeymoon there! Before our planned leisurely break chilling in a villa in… Read More