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How to Plan and Pack for London

I feel like this is kind of an ironically titled post; of all the trips I’ve planned, this one felt the most unorganized despite spending hours and months poring over information. It took me so long to piece together an itinerary, but it seemed like a majority of those plans erupted once we were over there.

Nevertheless, I’ll share what I planned, what missed the mark, and hopefully some of my failures will help you out if you’re planning a trip to London soon.

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Birmingham – the Best Walls in the City

Back in November, my friend Hannah and I traveled down to Alabama for a conference. In between presenting and attending panels, we took a lot of time to explore this amazing city. I’m dividing up the posts to keep it from being completely overwhelming (I’ll be following up with a food post and a post on The Civil Rights Institute), so the first post is dedicated to the amazing backdrops in the city.

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Gettin’ Weird in Austin (March Bachelorette Party – Day 1)

Austin, Texas is just one of those cities that looks like a ton of fun. If you Google ‘bachelorette destinations’, it’s also at the top of many of those lists. Since I’d never been (and wanted to go!), I planned my sister’s bachelorette party and picked Austin as our party destination.

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Chicago (Day 4)

Our last day in Chicago definitely offered the best weather. We had been feeling kinda meh about Chicago, but I think a lot of that was because of the gloomy weather and definitely because of the rain. But sunshine and blue skies were a totally different story! Continue reading

Chicago (Day 3, Part 3)

If you missed Monday’s post about some rockin’ pancakes in Chicago, you should definitely check it out! After that huge meal we spent the remainder of the day sightseeing and enjoying more of Chicago’s delicious eats and drinks! Continue reading

Chicago (Day 3, Part 2)

I wasn’t planning on dedicating an entire post to one meal, but the food was so good that I think this restaurant actually deserves its own post. Continue reading

Chicago (Day 2)

Our first full day in Chicago started off kind of rough. Walking around a city in heavy rain is not enjoyable…but a little rain never stopped us! (Even though it absolutely did make us kind of whiney.)
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