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17 Awesome Things to do in Chicago That’ll Help You Resist the Urge to Hideout and Hibernate this Winter

17 Awesome Things to do in Chicago That’ll Help You Resist the Urge to Hideout and Hibernate this Winter

It’s super easy to want to crank up the heat, bury yourself in a blanket, and Netflix and chill from November through April. But fight the urge because Chicago actually has plenty of year-round attractions, many of which are even better in the winter.

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 […]

The Ultimate Neighborhood Guide to Chicago's Wicker Park

The Ultimate Neighborhood Guide to Chicago’s Wicker Park

A local’s guide to Wicker Park, Chicago’s hipster heaven.

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 […]

The Best Things to Do in North Shore Chicago aka How to Survive Suburbia

The Best Things to Do in North Shore Chicago aka How to Survive Suburbia

Rocking the suburbs – everything to do, see, and eat in North Shore Chicago.

The Essential Restaurants in Chicago (According to a Food Blogger!)

The Essential Restaurants in Chicago (According to a Food Blogger!)

Everywhere to eat and imbibe in the Windy City.