Secrets The Vine, Cancun – our 10 year anniversary getaway

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures." I have always been an advocate and a firm believer that every couple deserves to travel. Travel alone, travel together but just travel. The world is beautiful and life is short, just live it! We've traveled together before kids and had … Continue reading Secrets The Vine, Cancun – our 10 year anniversary getaway

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Take your date to the next level – vol III

TGIF! Today is our 11th dating anniversary 🥂 and we are celebrating with another date? I know, so original 😆! But you know what is original - this next date idea. Studies show that dating your spouse is a vital part of keeping marriages strong and fresh.  So today I wanted to tell you all … Continue reading Take your date to the next level – vol III

Take your date to the next level – Vol II

Escape rooms have been all the rage lately. My social media is filled with tags and photos of family and friends enjoying this new craze. So Alen and I had to jump at the chance to explore one on our own. Escape Strategy in Aurora, IL. Nothing says date night like being locked in a … Continue reading Take your date to the next level – Vol II

Guest Blog: The Many Faces of Elgin

I am very excited to share this guest post by a local Author & Photographer. Enjoy! The Many Faces of Elgin A Guest Blog Post from Jen Keller, Author & Photographer I am a high school German teacher, who wishes she could spend her days traveling and making photos. Growing up someone was always making … Continue reading Guest Blog: The Many Faces of Elgin

All Seasons Orchard | Apples & Pumpkins – Woodstock, IL

When I think of fall activities, I think of apple picking, pumpkin patch, corn maze and all of the delicious fall inspired food and recipes! I also can't help but love that I can have all of this and more so close to home. Welcome to All Seasons Orchard | Apples & Pumpkins. Our family … Continue reading All Seasons Orchard | Apples & Pumpkins – Woodstock, IL

The Finest Brunch Spots – Suburbs of Chicago

Good morning. Fun fact: I used to hate breakfast! Eating so early in the morning made me feel nauseous all day. But brunch, I absolutely love. The timing is right and I can have the best of both worlds: breakfast or lunch or both! I truly enjoy the overall experience. In the past few weeks … Continue reading The Finest Brunch Spots – Suburbs of Chicago

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Philips vs Cosley Zoo

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about visiting a zoo. Typically everyone thinks of the bigger ones like Brookfield, Lincoln Park or Milwaukee Zoos. But we are surrounded with so many other smaller farms and animal parks in the Chicago-land area. Let's take a look! I love Brookfield zoo and so do the … Continue reading Philips vs Cosley Zoo

Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa – All Inclusive

We are back from our annual summer vacation and I wanted to share my personal opinion of our stay at Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa. This was our third stay at a Royalton chain of resorts and based on our first two experiences we expected nothing less than perfection from this resort as well. I will … Continue reading Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa – All Inclusive