Somehow, over the summer months filled with flip flops and a credit card carelessly stuffed into the back pocket of my shorts, I always forget how to wear winter clothes. So, when it comes time to dust off the stocking caps, locate the gloves and root out the scarves from the back of the …

As I watch the first snowfall of the season drift past my window, I can’t help but think about where I was almost exactly one year ago when the first snow fell on the Chicago area. I was three hours west of the city in beautiful Galena, Ill. with four of my best girlfriends …

Anyone who lives in Chicago takes pride in being fluent in neighborhood-ese, the geography, jargon, best bars and BYOBs in the diverse and distinct neighborhoods that spiral out from the city center (“the Loop”). So, I shouldn’t be surprised when another city slaps me in the face with a neighborhood that simply kicks ass. …

When my long-distance boyfriend and I met for a weekend in New York City, I came prepared with an ambitious itinerary that would ensure we would make the most of every moment we had to explore the Big Apple. Armed and ready with the gift of a CityPASS booklet that would get us into six …

A recent trip to New York City started out a bit gloomy as one of those mists utterly indifferent to umbrellas slowly soaked the city. But, an impromptu Museum Hack tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art warmed our small group right up as we laughed our way through two hours of just plain …

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