London for a week on $200


You would have thought it was impossible, but I made it work! I will admit this week spent in London wasn’t even planned, but that may make it even more amazing. The reason it wasn’t planned was that I never intended to spend more than two hours in the city, but that two hours turned … Continue reading London for a week on $200

Surfing at the Smiths


December 9, 2009 By JENNIFER ZIMMERMAN jzimmerman@pioneerlocal.com The Smiths of Elmhurst very much resemble your typical nuclear American family. With two kids and a beloved pup named Shadow, the couple's three-story home sits at the end of a bustling neighborhood block where children's bikes can be seen more frequently than cars, and young and old … Continue reading Surfing at the Smiths