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  • a winter escape to florida | little lessons by chelsea

    a winter escape to florida

    in january, our family made a trip to florida. there is magic in a warm weather escape in the middle of winter. our last was a trip to the dominican republic a handful of years…

    February 16, 2021
  • travel guide: a lakeside weekend in okoboji, iowa

    many of our favorite summertime events + activities have been cancelled, leaving us with more open weekends than usual. on this particular one, instead of staying home, we opted for a short trip. we made…

    August 7, 2020
  • 72 hours in beijing

    I typically operate somewhere between severe wanderlust + cozy homebody. so, when all this stay-at-home began, I was optimistic. at the time, the weather was still playing its part as “winter”. I’m a midwesterner,…

    May 18, 2020
  • a fall weekend in winterset | little lessons by chelsea

    5 places to visit for a fall weekend in winterset

    autumn is such a cherished season, especially in the midwest. the temperatures drop to ideal sweatshirt weather. the leaves change brilliant shades of red, orange + yellow. pumpkins, apples + cinnamon fill the air.…

    October 18, 2019
  • our stay at hotel grinnell | little lessons by chelsea

    our stay at hotel grinnell

    the husband + I take every opportunity we can to travel + explore new places. it was much easier when it was the two of us. he’d pack his suitcase. I’d pack mine. we…

    September 12, 2019
  • 9 best travel snacks from trader joe's | little lessons by chelsea

    the best travel snacks from trader joe’s

    whether we’re driving two hours or flying 13 hours to china, snacks are a very important part of our travels. I thoroughly enjoy a good snack, but with a toddler in tow.. snacks become…

    August 1, 2019
  • where to eat, sleep + go in galena, il

    where to eat, sleep + go in galena, il

    I’ve been traveling to galena since I was little. it was a favorite destination of my parents. later, when I was in college, I’d meet my mom there for the day. we’d have lunch…

    June 12, 2018
  • breckenridge brewery | denver, CO.

    breckenridge brewery | denver, CO.

    my little brother surprised us + showed up in town last week, to celebrate jackson’s first birthday. it was so good to see him! but.. apparently vacations don’t last forever? because on monday night,…

    May 1, 2018
  • christmas in colorado.

    christmas in colorado.

    our little family headed west for the holidays! we were gone a total of ten days. (two of which were spent in the car, driving 8+ hours, with a baby + a dog). we…

    February 1, 2018
  • christmas in new york city.

    christmas in new york city.

    the husband + I lived in new york when we were fresh out of college. well, he moved there and I followed. (basically inviting myself). we’ve been living back in the midwest for nearly…

    December 18, 2017