About Me + Him

this darling world

Right after my husband and I got married back in 2011, we took an incredible honeymoon that changed my goals forever. It all started in Venice, Italy and it hasn’t stopped since.

I absolutely head over heels fell in love with traveling. This blog is a combination of everything I know; my background in journalism and marketing, plus my passion for travel.

I take these adventures with my husband, Jorge, between full-time responsibilities. I work remotely doing marketing and copy editing, and I dedicate a lot of time to this blog. Jorge is a 9-5 engineer, but he helps me with the blog as much as possible.

We live in the beautiful city of Chicago.

We love spending our downtime trying new restaurants and cafes, watching comedies, fostering dogs, and dog sitting. Did I mention dogs?

When I’m not busy doing everyday life, I’m dreaming up new places to visit and planning some incredible trips. So, here I am sharing how we make it work, how you can make it work, and how a little careful planning can get you across the world.

For a few more fun facts about us check out this post: 11 Facts About Me and Jorge

If you’re visiting my hometown make sure to read my top Chicago posts:
Where to Eat in Chicago
Best Photo Spots in Chicago


  • Reply Annie July 26, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Do you have any air bnb reviews? Anywhere!

    • Reply This Darling World July 30, 2019 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Annie! I have reviews of Airbnb’s in different city posts. I don’t have a post just for Airbnb reviews unfortunately. I will be writing about my favorite stays all over the world next week though. That post will include some Airbnb reviews. Keep an eye out for it! 🙂

  • Reply Alison Macbeth, The Postcard September 26, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Hi Lily! Just came across your blog when browsing for posts on Haarlem. So glad to find it — I feel our blogs (and love of travel) are very similar! Looking forward to following along on all your adventures 🙂

    • Reply This Darling World October 5, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      I love this! Thank you for your comment 🙂 I will definitely check out your stuff as well.

  • Reply Sari November 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    You blog is really nice Lily 👍❤️️

    • Reply this darling world December 3, 2016 at 2:49 am

      Thanks so much, excited to share more stories and tips! I have tons!😃

  • Reply Erin Scherer June 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I look forward to following along! 🙂

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