About Me

this darling world

Right after my husband and I got married, 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. So 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, in between full-time responsibilities. I work remotely doing digital and social media marketing, and Jorge is an industrial engineer. We live in the beautiful city of Chicago. Have you been? I recommend it!

We spend a lot of our downtime volunteering at our local shelter, fostering dogs, and dog sitting. Did I mention dogs?

When I’m not busy adulting, I’m pinning 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.


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

    I look forward to following along! 🙂

  • 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 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.

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