7 Reasons Solo Travel is Good for You

In recent years, I have observed a huge increase in the number of people who are embracing solo travel.  This is a very good thing.  I have enjoyed my share of solo travel over the last twenty plus years.  I am a much better person for it.  Travelling with friends and family can be fun but it can also be quite stressful.  If you are thinking about taking your first solo vacation or enjoying a different type of adventure alone, below are 7 reasons solo travel is good for you.


1.  Solo travel means you spend YOUR hard earned money and free time the way YOU want.


Everyone has one place they have been dreaming of visiting whether domestic or international.  You may have been planning a trip to that destination for years.  Sure, it can be fun to travel with friends or family.  However, doing so means you must Continue reading

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8 Peaceful Places to Chill Out in Chicago

Sometimes a person just needs a little patch of peace in their busy day.  A place to be alone for a while without the distractions of the day to weigh on their weary mind.  In a big, boisterous, electric city like Chicago, it can be difficult to find some peaceful places to chill out. After living here for twelve years, I have rounded up a list of eight peaceful places where I like to enjoy some quiet time alone and recharge my batteries.  Follow me to the following cool, Chicago spots: Continue reading

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21 Awesome Chicago Concert Venues You Should Check Out

Music lovers visiting Chicago are in for a real treat because there is no shortage of places here to listen to live music.  Whether you are hoping to catch your favorite band or you’re looking to discover some new acts, The Windy City is always teaming with talent both old and new.  In the summer, there are numerous outdoor spaces, in addition to fantastic bars and halls, where you can get your groove on.  Below are “21 Awesome Chicago Concert Venues You Should Check Out.”

Buddy Guy’s Legends


What:  The quintessential spot for blues by the last word, the real deal, Mr. Buddy Guy!  This iconic blues club in the South Loop near Grant Park is a Continue reading

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You Need to Stop Shaming Me for Being Single.

You need to stop shaming me for being single.


It’s not ME.  It’s YOU.





Being single Being single is not a disease



I have been questioned, studied and treated with Continue reading

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Exhibitionism The Rolling Stones is a Badass Good Time!

The Rolling Stones have been cranking out heart pounding, soul lifting rock ‘n roll for 50 years.  Can you believe it!  The band put together a traveling collection of their history entitled Exhibitionism The Rolling Stones to mark this momentous anniversary,   This amazing exhibit rolled out in London, made its way through New York City, and it is now open in Chicago at Navy Pier.  You can catch it there until the end of July 2017.  Tickets for adults start at $35, and there are discounted tickets for children, seniors, and military.



Exhibitionism The Rolling Stones Chicago



I checked out Exhibitionism The Rolling Stones as soon as it opened over Easter weekend and I loved it.  This exhibit is huge, so I recommend Continue reading

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