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Hey, I’m Vanessa!

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Member since November 2011
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I'm an artist & art teacher in the city of Chicago, where I've lived for 10 years. My husband, Nick, and I live with our two tuxedo cats, who are as needy as children but way cuter. ;-)

I spend my free time reading, browsing the internet for inspiration and spending time with friends & family.

Nick and I enjoy traveling together & try to go somewhere new at least once a year. Short trips are more practical for us, so we're experts at the whirlwind versions of vacationing! We don't usually sit still and relax; we get too antsy thinking about all the stuff we're missing out on. I nearly always need a vacation AFTER my vacations because being on the go is exciting but exhausting.

We're not high maintenance travelers & pack fairly light, but roughing it isn't our thing. Campfires are nice for roasting marshmallows, but after that it's best to go inside to sleep on a bed away from dirt &

Our favorite vacation has been to Hawaii (Maui & Big Island). I completely fell in love with the place and continually think about going back.

I've never been out of the country! But, January 2012 marks my first venture out & I'm thrilled to get that stamp on my passport.