With only a day to sightsee in St. Louis, we were selective on what things we were going to do.  After spending the morning at the Gateway Arch, and meeting up with friends for lunch, we decided to go to the Anheuser-Busch brewery TO SEE THE HORSIES!! to see how the most popular beer brand is made. We arrived at 2:30pm, but the next available tour wasn’t until 3:45pm, so we had some time to kill. (Pro tip: hit the brewery first thing in the morning if you plan on taking the Complimentary Tour, otherwise you too will experience a… View Post

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In St. Louis from Thursday morning through Sunday morning, Saturday was the day we allotted to sightseeing. Our first stop on Saturday morning was the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, more commonly known as the Gateway Arch. The Gateway Arch was designed by architect Eero Saarinen, who won a national competition and the prize of designing the memorial in 1947, as a memorial to President Thomas Jefferson, who sent Lewis and Clark on their expedition westward by supporting the Louisiana Purchase. Construction finally began on the Arch in February, 1963 and was completed just two and a half years later in… View Post

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As you well know, I am a huge soccer fan. Huge. It’s one of the main reasons I travel. I’ve been all over the continental US and Canada for USMNT and D.C. United matches, as well as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, England for Liverpool FC, and Brazil for the World Cup. Over Columbus Day weekend, the US Men’s National Team played Mexico in the playoff match for the right to play in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. The USMNT lost, so I won’t be talking about that, but I got to spend a wonderful long weekend in LA with… View Post

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A few weeks ago, I had to go to Denver for a work conference. I say “had to” like it was a hardship, like I haven’t wanted to go to Denver for a couple of years now.  The conference started on Monday, but I flew out on Friday evening to have a couple of personal to do some sightseeing. On the Sunday, I rented a car and drove up to Rocky Mountain National Park to drive the Trail Ridge Road. If you ever want to realize how insignificant you are in the grand scheme of the universe, go take a… View Post

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When it was announced that the USMNT would be playing a Gold Cup group match, I didn’t have to think twice about whether I would attend. I had been to Boston before, a couple of years ago, in the dead of winter, so I was excited to have the opportunity to experience the city in the summer.  I also have many friends that live in and around Boston, thanks to our two weeks in Brazil last summer, so I was excited to meet up with all of them. Thursday Jen, Suzanne, and I arrived in Boston on Thursday afternoon, just… View Post

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