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End of September 2021 Update

Whoa guys, the time sure has flown! Just last week I was asking Mom if she thought the leaves were changing color due to the stress from the drought this summer. She said, “No Niki, it’s the end of September. It’s Fall.” That hit me hard. Fall. I feel like […]

2020, A Year in Review

Whoa, guys, it has been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything on Chasing Departures or anything travel related. 2020 is the year that has forever changed my life and I’m sure it has changed many of your lives as well. Unlike so many of you, I never had the […]

5 Hidden Gems of the Lake District

Guest post by Joe McQuillan of The Lake District in the UK welcomes over 15.8 million tourists each year. Most come to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life in this idyllic part of England. Despite its name a little-known fact about the Lake District is that it […]

Checking In.. June 2020

It’s odd, I never wanted my blog to have non-travel posts like this. I wanted it to be strictly about travel, and maybe a few other things, but here we are. So much of my life has changed in the short time since The Corona happened. And yes, it gets […]

9 of the Best Adventurous Midwest Destinations

Many people, myself included sometimes, tend to think you have to get out of the midwest to have adventures. But that isn’t true! You can have some of the best adventures in the midwest! This summer as I can’t go jet setting around the world, I’m making it a goal […]

How to Build a DIY Desk

I’m a DIYer. I love to make things versus buying them. Remember when I made a futon for my car? One Friday night while scrolling through Pinterest I saw a DIY desk and I loved it. By mid-morning on Saturday, I was at the home improvement store buying the necessary […]