Hidden Gem in Chicago: Hofbräuhaus Beer Hall

Hidden Gem in Chicago: Hofbräuhaus Beer Hall

In 2010 I took a weekend trip from my Paris study abroad to Switzerland and Germany. In those three days I discovered käsespätzle and ordered it twice. I thought it was amazing, and I’ve been trying to find it again ever since. Käsespätzle is a traditional pasta dish from parts of Germany and Switzerland made … Read More

Captivating Captures: Oshkosh EAA Airventure

Captivating Captures: Oshkosh EAA Airventure

It’s photo dump day! Brought to you with a *small* amount of extraneous commentary. I am not particularly interested in air travel, except as a means to cross large distances to get somewhere. But I have three close family members who are pilots and EAA members who attend our local EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) annual … Read More

The Real “Turtle Beach” on Oahu (AKA Laniakea Beach)

The Real “Turtle Beach” on Oahu (AKA Laniakea Beach)

This is the post I wish I had seen before going searching for sea turtles on Oahu. If you’ve read any of my other posts, you’ll know I’m a major travel planner. Before we left, I had read about Oahu’s “Turtle Beach,” where you are “nearly guaranteed” to see honu, and marked it down on … Read More