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Da Nico in New York City

My boyfriend and I visited Da Nico in Little Italy, NYC! I wanted to share all about our experience, mostly because it was so positive! We discovered this beautiful little restaurant just by walking through Little Italy on a Friday night, and the food met my expectations for the neighborhood. Below I describe our experience at the restaurant and the quality of the food. About … Continue reading Da Nico in New York City

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Long Distance Christmas Ideas

Thankfully, my boyfriend and I will be in the same place for Christmas, but for a lot of people in long distance relationships, they will be in separate parts of the country. We were actually planning some long distance Christmas ideas because originally, our plans were not going to work out where we would be in the same place; but we moved some things around … Continue reading Long Distance Christmas Ideas

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Christmas Date Ideas

The holiday season is the best – scented candles, time off from work, spending time with family you rarely see, and winter activities. My boyfriend is the best at planning date details while I am better at looking at the larger picture plans. We work well in this way, but we’re trying something different this winter. Because my boyfriend will be visiting New York City … Continue reading Christmas Date Ideas

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A Perfect Saturday Afternoon Itinerary in Chicago + Why I’m Writing Travel Content

Check out this post for a perfect Saturday afternoon in Chicago, and why I’m writing travel content now. I dig into the inspiration of why travel content is coming up on my blog now, and how I am incorporating it into the mission of my blog. I also give the itinerary for a day in Chicago, which is applicable to any city! 🙂 Why I’m … Continue reading A Perfect Saturday Afternoon Itinerary in Chicago + Why I’m Writing Travel Content

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Quality Italian in New York City

I love trying new restaurants like most 20-somethings, so I was excited to try a new restaurant right near Central Park: Quality Italian. I could not wait to write this review because this restaurant was one of the best dinners I’ve had in New York to date. The restaurant is in a beautiful spot on 57th and 6th where you can see Central Park from … Continue reading Quality Italian in New York City

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Reaching Out to Old Friends

Reaching out to old friends is something that never really crossed my mind until I got older. There are friends who you were super close with a few years ago, and maybe nothing dramatic happened, but your lives went in different directions and the connection slowly faded away. This has happened to me more than I’d like to admit, and it started to really bother … Continue reading Reaching Out to Old Friends

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My Trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

I had never heard of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore before heading to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (for the first time ever!). My boyfriend and I actually stumbled upon Pictured Rocks on accident, but it did not disappoint! Pictured Rocks is a national lakeshore on Lake Superior. We LOVE Lake Superior! It’s beautiful and magnificent and truly one of a kind – Definitely worth checking … Continue reading My Trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore