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It Wasn’t the Midnight Train to Georgia, but I Did Take an Overnight Sleeper Train from Denver to Chicago -- Here’s What Happened

It Wasn’t the Midnight Train to Georgia, but I Did Take an Overnight Sleeper Train from Denver to Chicago — Here’s What Happened

Content Produced in Partnership with Amtrak and Samsonite For some reason, I’ve found that holiday travel brings out the worst in people. It’s supposed to be a time for cheer, but instead, the airport becomes a place of scrooges, overrun […]

My Least Favorite Question

My Least Favorite Question

When people meet me for the first time and find out what I do, they generally ask one of two questions: “What’s your favorite country?” or “What’s your favorite restaurant?” Travel is a topic I could talk about all day […]

A Perfect Day in Wicker Park, from a 6-Year Resident

A Perfect Day in Wicker Park, from a 6-Year Resident

Over the six years I spent living in Wicker Park, I split my time on Milwaukee/Honore and Division/Wood, migrating from the thick of the six-corners mayhem to a one bedroom on the more grown up, stroller-friendly side of town. While I originally moved to […]

A Goodbye Letter: Why I Ultimately Left Chicago (But Will Always Love It)

A Goodbye Letter: Why I Ultimately Left Chicago (But Will Always Love It)

While I regularly complained about the hassles of living downtown (creeps on the El, terrible drivers, the lingering stench of pee), leaving Chicago was by no means an easy decision. Sure, you make choices that steer your direction in life like where […]

4 Gems of the Northshore (That Make it Almost Worth the Commute)

4 Gems of the Northshore (That Make it Almost Worth the Commute)

Having grown up on the Northshore forever epitomized by the film Mean Girls, you may envision Chicago’s north suburban lakefront to be somewhat like living in Pleasantville. And while they keep busy popping out celebrity after celebrity and entitled rich kid, you […]