Ravon Takes the Windy City

I’m back from Chicago! Finally settled in and ready to share some photos from my trip. I recently purchased a Nikon D7000 (#TeamNikon!) and this was my first time using it! Disclaimer: I am not a photographer but hope to continue to improve, and of course bring those skills to the blog. So here’s a quick rundown of the 9 sites I made it to in THREE days (yes, it is possible). Also, check out my think piece for this week summarizing my travel experience. All photos from this experience and all other BGMB excursions can be found on our Instagram and in full on Flickr. Everything here is just a quick highlight of what I saw and captivated me most!

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The Road Well Travelled

As you may have heard, I recently returned from a Chicago trip. As I’ve made known, I’m from the area…well, technically. But if I’m really to speak in my truth, I grew up in the outer suburbs in which an actual Chicagoan would shun me for claiming the city. However, this trip was an opportunity for me to step out truly on my own and explore my home city, although, yes I have travelled alone, rode a plane, and have been abroad; THIS would be the first trip in which when I got off the plane I would not immediately be greeted by a familiar face or guided throughout my stay. For 5 days and 4 nights, I stayed in a room, before going on to visit family, that I booked via AirBnb (for the first time ever!) and had an itinerary for me to see as many museums, sites, and events as possible. Continue…