I used to be the kind of traveler who relied on friends or family or whoever I was traveling with to make the plans and get us to and from our destination. While living in London a few years ago, my friends, Liz and Krissy, and I planned an upcoming two month trip through Europe together but one of us took the lead in booking hostels and finding flights and that one person wasn’t me.
Confession: Watching gorillas interact up close can keep me entertained for hours. Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most visited in the U.S. and their Regenstein Center for African Apes is amazing. A young twenty-something like myself doesn’t expect much when visiting a zoo but this apes’ habitat proves that the zoo is not just for kids.