Discovering The History of Kenosha, WI at the Southport Light Station Museum

Now I was shocked to find out that it is in fact possible to reach the Atlantic Ocean from Lake Michigan.  I just always assumed with it being a 1000 miles away from the sea that it was probably land locked.  But after discovering that cargo ships could in fact travel from Kenosha Wisconsin all the way to SOUTH AFRICA, the dots of Kenosha’s history all connect together!

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Visiting Janesville’s Rotary Botanical Gardens, Wisconsin

It’s hard to imagine what the area would have looked like before the creation of the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin.  30 years ago the site was a disused quarry and BMX track but thanks to the creative vision of Dr. Robert Yahr, a local orthodontist, the old quarry is now 24 different styles of international gardens spanning across 20 acres!

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Expat Life: Thoughts After 1 Year

11th August marks the day that I moved from the UK to America 1 year ago.  What a rollercoaster ride it has been.  Just call me a yoyo because I swear I have been up and down more times than a little…and I’m still partly living out of a suitcase…!  Here’s a look at my first year living the expat life.

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A 10,000 Step Self Guided Walking Tour of Kenosha, Wisconsin

I love flicking through destination visitor guides.  Sometimes on a website you may miss something if you’re not quite looking in the right place but in a guide, it’s all there in black and white for you to see.  Back in April, I discovered that Kenosha (Wisconsin) had a section of their guide entitled “Get Your 10,000 Steps While Enjoying the Kenosha Area”.  Now as a Fitbit obsessed person, I was desperate to get back to Kenosha in the summer to test a couple of the routes out!  I was so impressed that a destination was actually targeting the 10,000 step counting market!

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Ghost Sunday at the Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

During the months of July and August (for the past 25 years!) the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa comes alive with ghosts of the Chicago White Sox for their free event ‘Ghost Sunday Comedy Show’.

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Expat Update: July 2017

I can’t believe it’s the end of July already!  Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!

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10 Things to do in Mayrhofen, Austria in the Summer

Mayrhofen is a small village located in the Zillertal Valley in the Tirol region of Austria.  Innsbruck is the closest major airport with a 1hr30 transfer or it can be reached by train, changing at Jenbach (with links to other places such as Salzburg and Munich). To be honest, Mayrhofen attracts a slightly older crowd that are mainly into hiking, but there is SO much more to the region than just hiking trails.  Here are my top 10 things to do for those looking for adventure in Austria!

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Why I Love Uber as a Solo Female Traveller

I was first introduced to Uber when I went to Chicago with a friend, they were doing all the booking, I just jumped in for the ride.  I didn’t exactly have the greatest first impressions of the service.  Our first car was similar to a 1.1l European car where the back seat isn’t really big enough for 2 children, let alone 3 grown adults.  The 2nd driver was telling us his life story and all the girls he’s got lined up and the 3rd was missing 3 out of 6 wheel bolts on the rear tyre…I’m surprised it didn’t fly off.

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