Despite spending all of my childhood in the Chicago suburbs, I found my adult self still living in the same area, mostly to be close to family. It suited me fine for the most part, until a trip to Yosemite National Park in 2006 changed me. Traveling suddenly became a passion. Wanting to share my love of the places I’ve visited, I started reviewing on Tripadvisor, but that wasn’t the right forum to allow me to express my opinions adequately. So I started this blog.
In addition to travel, I like to write about things I’m passionate about – whether it be health, gardening, home improvement, or something else I feel the need to share.
I’m a registered nurse (though not currently working), a mother of two daughters, and a tireless supporter of my hard-working husband. I want this blog to help people and to provide travel reviews, tips, and suggestions – and not to read like a luxury travel magazine. Most of us cannot travel the world in luxury and may never see the other hemisphere. But for the world we can see, maybe I can just make someone else’s vacation a little smarter, a little easier, and a whole lot more fun.
Please note that all of my reviews are my own. Unless otherwise stated, I am not compensated at all for any of them.
Feel free to reach out and contact me at EscapingtheMidwest@gmail.com.