I've made a list of 16 things for 2016. Some of them are big, some of them not so big, but all of them are entirely attainable.
Category: a bit about me
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Essie and I went home to Chicago for Christmas and it was wonderful.
What Happened in 2015
2015 brought big changes including a new job and a new city.
Grand Cayman… and where I am now
Last winter I went to Grand Cayman for a week of incredible diving and sunsets. I've only just gone through the photos... You see, that was a problem I always had as a self-employed photographer. I'd work my tail off for my clients and finally save up enough money to take a trip somewhere amazing where I [...]
A Point of Clarification
I’ve been really touched by the positive response I’ve had to a misquotation in the Winnetka Current. Please take a moment to read my actual views on marriage and travel.
On November 21 an article about my DTour experience was published in The Winnetka Current, my local hometown paper. I was interviewed for the article and provided photographs about two weeks before it ran. For the most part, this was an informative piece about my experience with DoubleTree, my trip through Europe and highlights from the adventure. I have had several people contact me in regards to the write up and wanted to clarify a glaring misquote.
The second to last paragraph reads:
At 30-years-old, Winter is glad she didn’t wait until she was married to travel because then she wouldn’t have gone anywhere, she said.
I don’t know what I could have possibly said during my interview to have led the author of this piece to that ridiculous conclusion. It is so, extremely far off base from what I feel and believe about marriage and travel. I have worked far…
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Not Down for Long
Before I opened my eyes this morning I threw up a little prayer and imagined myself swimming with whale sharks in Australia, admiring the Northern Lights in Iceland and summiting Aconcagua in Argentina. Then I rolled over, checked my phone and let out a sigh of disappointment. The Biggest Baddest Bucket List finalists were announced [...]
Winter. Winta. Wiiintaaa.
Tuesday night found me boarding a taxi at the tail end of a blizzard, shedding my winter coat, and double checking to see that I’d packed enough SPF 45. My destination, you wonder? No, not a beach somewhere exotic - not even a poolside in Florida. Two Turkish Airline flights later I found myself in a [...]
It might not feel like spring outside, but it sure looks and smells like it in my apartment! I picked up these coral tulips from Trader Joe's on Tuesday. Whenever I walk into my apartment I am hit with the smell of spring, pause and smile. I try to hold on to that smell as [...]