When Kyle and I moved to Chicago, we purchased the Chicago CityPass so that we could witness the highlights of this wonderful city. The tickets were only $84 dollars per person and they gave us all-access passes to the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Skydeck, Field Museum, the Art Museum, and the museum of Science and Industry. […]Read more "Midwest Adventure: Museum of Science and Industry"
Snorkeling between tectonic plates with Dive.Is Source Snorkeling in Iceland? Yes, please! While searching on TripAdvisor for the best tours from Reykjavík, I stumbled upon reviews for Dive.Is and their snorkeling excursion to Silfra. The Silfra fissure lies between two continents —the Eurasian and North American continents — and is the only place on the planet […]Read more "Iceland: Must Do Tours"
It’s yet another super duper cold one here the Chicago area. All I could do at work today was dream of warmer weather and all the things I want to do this summer — camp, hike, swim, and watch some horse races!! I can’t wait! Last summer, Kyle and I were introduced to the wonderful […]Read more "Midwest Adventure: Summer fun at Arlington Park"
On Saturday, Kyle and I finally bought a new camera! Excited, we decided to take it on a test run at Matthiessen State Park. This park is approximately 2 miles south of Starved Rock (1 1/2 hours southwest of Chicago) and offers some amazing hiking trails through beautiful, snowy canyons! This area is absolutely […]Read more "Midwest Adventure: Matthiessen State Park"
Source After weeks of scouring the internet for affordable flights to Iceland, we finally found a way to get to the Land of Fire and Ice much cheaper than we first anticipated. Flights from Chicago to Reykjavik have hovered around the $1,000 USD per person range for weeks. I was okay with paying that amount […]Read more "Tips to finding affordable airfare to Iceland"
Camera Phone Photograph… After this weekend’s trip to Starved Rock, Kyle and I decided that capturing our outings with my camera phone just will not suffice, especially when we are in Iceland! So, we think it is time to get a nice camera to photograph our adventures. However, we are unsure of where to […]Read more "Best Camera for Landscape Photography?"
Just a quick 90 minute drive from our home on the west side of Chicago is a spectacular Midwest treasure — Starved Rock State Park. Today, Kyle and I decided to take a day trip out to Starved Rock to explore. We were both surprised about the beautiful landscape and wildlife that is just a […]Read more "Midwest Adventure: Eagles and Ice Falls"