Since I’ve moved to Chicago (or, the ‘burbs of Chicago), I decided to invest some time in checking out all this foodie paradise has to offer. Around the time I made this decision, Chicago just haaaappened to be named the “Best Restaurant City of the Year” by Bon Appetit Magazine. Yum. Helping Chicago to receive this illustrious designation is the Logan Square Mexican restaurant, Mi Tocaya Antojeria. Chef Diana Davila serves up fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine, and lesser known regional delicacies set against the backdrop of a quirky and culturally themed decor inside, and beautiful but small, outdoors space, that…

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If you have any type of social media account, it’s not hard to see that everyone from Millennials, to Gen Z, even to you grumpy ‘ol Gen X-ers (hehe) have been traveling like crazy, posting about it, saturating our timelines with wanderlust-worthy Insta content to feast our eyes on. But unfortunately, much of it is the same! How many times can I see the cliffs of Santorini, Machu Pichu in Peru, buddhist in Bali, Phang Nga in Phuket? I’m not hating, trust me, get your travel on — because these destinations will be coming to an @AngelEra Insta-feed near you soon…

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Listen, I know I’m going to get a lot of people disagreeing with me and that’s fine, life is about debate, discussion and dissonance. Otherwise, how would we be able to make informed decisions, birth new ideas and practices, start new political systems and create societies on which morals, mores and lives are built? Anyway, I digress. My momma, who went on to be with the Lord three years ago in August use to say something to me all the time. Let me back track and tell you that she was a Christian, with a deep and abiding faith in…

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If you live in the Chicagoland area and love Netflix’s Stranger Things, the dope AF sci-fi thriller about the suddenly other-worldly happenings in 1980’s Hawkins, Indiana, and wouldn’t mind some responsible after-work libations (because who wouldnt?), then Logan Square’s pop-up bar “The Upside Down” is for you. The name is a nod to the show’s evil nether-verse haunting the Byers’ family and crew, and you won’t be disappointed. I haven’t been yet, but apparently stepping into the bar takes you back in time to an 80’s themed dance party, put on by the Hawkins Middle School A.V. Club (you have…

Welcome to The Upside Down.

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Happy Monday folks! I’m once again cutting down the travel link noise to bring you the best in wanderlust news for the week. Check these links out for your travel fix. Xx. Fabulous Hotels for Under $162 a Night 7 Ideal Jobs for People Who Love to Travel A Bounty of Europe Travel Deals Best New Hotels in the US Best New Hotels in the World Where Airlines are Cutting or Adding Service Virgin America Fans Should Give Alaska Airlines a Chance

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