Giordano's in Chicago, IL. I expected nothing short of pure deliciousness from the Restaurant City of 2017. From seafood to deep dish pizza our Chicago eats lived up to the title!

This post was made possible through collaborations with Choose Chicago and Smart Destinations. I also included sponsored links to delicious Chicago eats you don’t want to miss. Your belly will thank me! This post on my summer vacation in Chicago is all about the food. And with the city being named Bon Appetit’s Restaurant City of 2017, you know it will be good! I divided the entire trip into three sections, which you can find links to below. “When I Say First Things First, I Mean Food” is the section you’re reading now. You can also click to sections on navigating Chicago streets or the upcoming ChicagoRead More →

Marquee lights of the historic Chicago Theater. Some say it's not the destination, it's the journey. Well, our Chicago journey was full of getting lost. Hopefully, this will help you find your way around.

This post is brought to you through collaborations with ChooseChicago and Smart Destinations. I also included sponsored links which I believe will help you get the most out of your Chicago adventures. Before I dive into our summer vacation I think I should begin by sharing why I chose Chicago, IL. With 20,000 cities in the United States, the options were almost endless. Yet Chicago has a diverse tapestry of architecture and is boldly pushing the boundaries of culinary art. Not to mention its greatest comeback story. All that made to a top choice. But what really sealed the deal was a quick google of whatRead More →

Kaw Point Riverfront Park. Kansas City, Kansas is as beautiful as it was when Lewis & Clark trekked its terrain. For a day trip, I explored landmarks, art, food, and local hot spots.

This post is sponsored by Kansas City, Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau and Kansas Tourism. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson asked Congress for funds to send an expedition from the Missouri River to the Pacific Northwest. This was in anticipation of the acquisition of Louisiana Territory. France sold the 828,000 square miles in this territory to the United States for 60 million francs ($15 million). This purchase doubled the size of the United States. On June 26, 1804, the expedition reached Kansas. For three days, they camped at Kaw Point, where the Missouri and Kansas Rivers meet. Today this is Kansas City, Kansas. Kaw PointRead More →

I could practically hear ice cream lovers scream for joy across the country. July is National Ice Cream Month and July 16th marked National Ice Cream Day. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. In his proclamation, he recognized ice cream as “a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by over 90 percent of the nation’s population”. President Reagan called upon the people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Fulfilling my civic duty, I followed the President’s orders. However, it didn’tRead More →

This is what $20 worth of food from the City Market in Kansas City looks like.

The City Market is and always will be the heart of Kansas City, MO. At least in my eyes. If you want to get a good idea of the city is like, go to the City Market. Tip: The local vibes are strongest on Saturdays! More than just a hot spot for tourists, it’s also the location of Kansas City’s largest farmers market. Every week, seven days a week, thousands shop for the freshest local produce. As you can gauge from the title of this post, it’s about eating affordably in Kansas City. My weekly food budget is $50. For just me and a five-year old,Read More →

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