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Nov 19 2017

Traveling To A Concert in Chicago

Hello again!

On Wednesday I went to a Niall Horan concert (YAY!!) and had the time of my life. But, seeing as I run a travel blog and last weeks posts were about road trips I thought this was the perfect opportunity to write about my trip down to Chicago for a concert, how I saved money, and just how much fun it was!

First things first, I’m sure your first question is “how was the concert?” and let me tell you, IT. WAS. FANTASTIC. Oops, I can feel my inner fangirl coming out. Seriously though, I would recommend seeing him when he comes to Chicago again next summer and make sure to say hi to me there!

But anyways, onto the traveling part.

I live about two hours away from Chicago when I’m away at college in Whitewater, WI. There’s really no way to save money when it comes to gas unless you travel with someone else, which unfortunately I didn’t do. But, Illinois is known for it’s toll charges, which can rack up quite a bit. My tips for you when it comes to driving are as follows. Taking back roads is always an option and you can avoid those tollways completely, this is what I did when I went from Whitewater to my best friends house. But, if you need to get on the highway the easiest way to save money is to get an I-Pass. Having one of these not only saves you time with not having to stop and get all of that change out, but the prices are reduced when you use an I-Pass over paying cash! Score!

There are other ways to save and I’ll let you in on a few of my secrets. The biggest thing has to do with where you are staying. I save time, money, and sleep by staying at my best friends house, who lives just outside of the suburbs and I recommend that as a easy way to save money in any location you go to! Another way to save money is to travel with a friend so that when parking comes up the prices are reduced, instead of having to pay $20 for parking you only have to pay $10! Lastly, save money but not spending it on the overpriced food at the event! Usually, venues will let you have free water or there are water fountains around, take advantage of those! You can spend up to $50 just from buying food, eat before you go!

I had so much fun at this concert and being able to get away from school in the middle of the week and I recommend you try it out yourself!

Until next time,


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Nov 15 2017

Road Trips: Vacation Destination

Published by under Road Trip Time!

Hello again!

If you’ve read my article from. last Sunday you’ll know all you need to know about road trips and how to go about them. But with that comes the need to actually put those tips into action, so in today’s post I’m going to give you a few ideas on where to travel to, in general but with examples from places in my own state, Wisconsin. Here we go!

National ParksĀ 

The first thing I think of when I think of national parks in Wisconsin is hiking in general and Devil’s Lake. National parks give you the perfect opportunity to have a road trip as well as get out into nature and enjoy life. My brother recently took one and ended up in Canada. 10/10 would recommend.

Three friends help each other free climb up to Devil's Doorway. Devil's Lake State Park, Wisconsin


The reason for a lot of my road trips, find that thing you and your friends love and take a road trip to one of the events. The memories will stick with you for a lifetime.

road trip to indy


My girls and I took a five hour road trip to the MOA aka the Mall of America and had a blast while doing it. Or just go watch the movie Girl’s Trip and do what they do!


Cities Nearby

For me, that’s Chicago and this is a city that can give you tons of things to do! Take a road trip with some friends and go to a city nearby OR far away!


No Destination

The best of them all, go somewhere with no place in mind.

road trip

The most important thing to remember is to make the most of your adventures and have fun!

Until next time,



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Nov 12 2017

Road Trips: All You Need To Know

Published by under Road Trip Time!

Hello there!

Road trips are one of my favorite things to go on. You have all of your best friends in one place and make the best of memories. I could make of list of my best moments and I would bet my road trips would be on the top 5 list.

But, before you go on a road trip there are plans you need to figure out no matter how big or small. Without further ado I’m going to give you a quick check list of things you need to figure out before you get in that car and drive off!

  1. People coming on the trip
  2. Where you’re going
  3. How much time you have to go on said trip
  4. Do you have all the materials you need
    1. have you packed correctly
    2. do you have enough money
  5. How you’re going to split the costs
  7. Have a good group of people you’ll have fun with

Now, this is just a quick run down but these are all super important things no matter what the road trip is, you want to pack right and be prepared. I hope you go on a road trip soon and have the most fun!

If you do, be sure to leave your experience in the comments below!

Until next time,


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