Sunday, June 10, 2012

2.5 Days in Chicago

Say you live in New York and you want to get away for the weekend without spending hours and hours on a plane? Try visiting Chicago. While in town, be sure to do the following (in no particular order).


1. Put your feet in Lake Michigan. The great thing about lakes is that they don't burn your eyes with saltwater. Bring a floatie.

2. Walk the waterfront with your camera. Have your friend walk behind you about 10 feet and take pictures of you. You'll look super cool.

3. See The Bean. Stand in the middle of it and try not to get dizzy.

4. Eat pizza stuffed with cheese.

5. See the fountain faces aka Crown Fountain. BONUS: play in the fountains while you look at the faces. It gets hot here.


6. Walk around Boystown to discover gems like this sign.

7. Try Indian Curly fries at Tandoor. If you check in on yelp, you can get the fries for free. Yum!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

¡Hola Mexico!

I spent seven days in Mexico. These are the highlights. 

View of the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe from the rooftop of the Oasis Hostel in Puerto Vallarta. If you go, say hi to Guillermo.


 People in Puerto Vallarta like to stack rocks on the beach for money.  Magic?

You can't beat a 10 peso donut delivered to your beach chair at Sayulita. 

Chances are you'll sweat a lot in Mexico. If so, it's very important to stay hydrated. I recommend the Mexican grown-up version of Pedialyte, Electrolit. 

The sleepy streets of Yelapa, only a 45 minute boat ride from downtown Puerto Vallarta.  

Mexican Coke really does taste better. 

 Pink walls are better than gray. 

Mexican wrestler walls are even better than pink walls. 

You need a straw hat in Mexico. On a budget? Try visiting Walmart. It's easy to find on the bus. 

Visit Sayulita. Stay at Casitas Tortugas. This will be your view. 

Sandcastle- built.

Milk candy looks better than it tastes but it's still worth it.

Reapply sunscreen as often as possible. You won't regret it. 

Yelapa water. 

Check out Tacos on the Street in Sayulita for tasty veggie tacos. Only 15 pesos each.