Who has the best iced coffee in the Quad-Cities? Part Two

Summer has arrived in the Quad-Cities... Since this is the first summer I've had a "grown-up" job, I now fully understand the importance of coffee in the morning. But not just any coffee, iced coffee. That is why, in honor of the beginning of summer, I have tasted iced coffees from six "iconic" QC coffee shops. This … Continue reading Who has the best iced coffee in the Quad-Cities? Part Two

Who has the best iced coffee in the Quad-Cities? Part One

Summer has arrived in the Quad-Cities... Since this is the first summer I've had a "grown-up" job, I now fully understand the importance of coffee in the morning. But not just any coffee, iced coffee. That is why, in honor of the beginning of summer, I have tasted iced coffees from six "iconic" QC coffee shops. This … Continue reading Who has the best iced coffee in the Quad-Cities? Part One

Moline Dispatch, Week 2: working weekends and riding the QC’s favorite Cat

Week two at the Moline Dispatch was full of press releases, press conferences, and "by lines" for your truly. Not to mention that summer finally decided to come to the Quad-Cities. A Sunday graduation down the street from the office On Sunday, May 21, one of the local colleges of the Quad-Cities, Augustana, was having … Continue reading Moline Dispatch, Week 2: working weekends and riding the QC’s favorite Cat

Explore Iowa: Wildcat Den in Muscatine County

Yesterday Cody and I took a spontaneous hiking trip to Wildcat Den State Park, not far from the Quad Cities. We were pleasantly surprised about how unique the experience was. Ye old Pine Creek grist mill Since 1848, the Pine Creek Grist Mill has been operating in Muscatine County. The mill, which is indeed still grinding grain to … Continue reading Explore Iowa: Wildcat Den in Muscatine County

Poland Visits Chicago at Navy Pier’s 6th Annual “Neighborhoods of the World”

Every year since 2010 Navy Pier has hosted weekly celebrations of different cultures in its Crystal Gardens between February and April. The celebrations focus on cultures that are represented within Chicago land neighborhoods. On April 10th, Poland took center stage at the Crystal Gardens. Navy Pier is typically what Chicagoans call a "tourist trap" and it is rare … Continue reading Poland Visits Chicago at Navy Pier’s 6th Annual “Neighborhoods of the World”

5 Things I Constantly Worry About While Walking on the Streets of Chicago

1. Being late. Always. I don't know what it is but this city has a way of delaying every short walk... It is absolutely exhausting. The tiny red hand on the other side of the street has become my biggest enemy since moving here. It mocks me as I squirm in my late-ness on the … Continue reading 5 Things I Constantly Worry About While Walking on the Streets of Chicago