The core of any of my trips is the itinerary — it is the primary plan for my travels! Itineraries can be bare bones, simply with a few ideas that you’ll develop spontaneously while on the road; or itineraries can be fully formed with restaurant reservations and museum visits already prepared. I’ve done both styles of trips, and I think…

Giant Restaurant Logan Square Chicago Illinois USA

Eating a meal is universal. It is one thing that binds all humans. Food can be so many different things — comforting, fueling, socializing — and there is an endless variety to try. Food allows people to share and express their individual story, which is why it is one of my favorite things to do while I travel. I love…

Chicago Skyline View from South

When planning for my next trip, cities are consistently at the top of my list. They are buzzing with life and are home to endless food, shopping, and art + architecture entertainment options. I’m partial to traveling to cities because even with a short window of time, you can really immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of your destination.…

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