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Travel junkie born, raised, and currently living in Chicago with my husband and our chocolate lab, Ruby.
Pharmacist by day, blogging about food, travel, and all my other favorite things on Lion + Maven by night.
Cookbook hoarder. Forever paranoid of being late.
Lover of photography, sparkling rosé, spinning, interior design, pizza & tacos & donuts, sunsets, and Highland cows.
Boilermaker by degree, Jayhawk by marriage.
Travel is my happy place, my drug, my addiction.
Hi Alissa,We were in Kauai 4 years ago, so there may be newer tours available, but we did a day trip with Captain Andy's and really loved it - AND they have alc-beverages on board :) We had a small breakfast and lunch on board with cruising and snork... See More
Hi Nurit,If you and your mom like to eat and try local cuisine, I would definitely recommend checking out tours with Taste of Prague. It's a great walking/eating tour with locals and you get to try great food with Prague history and fun info thrown i... See More
Hi Stephen,Some of my favorites are La Scarola (tiny space, giant portions, handwritten menu), Davanti Enoteca (the Little Italy location), Dolce Italian (great new addition to River North), Balena (great homemade pastas), and Siena Tavern and Nico O... See More
Marina-We stayed at B&B MNQUE and absolutely loved it. Great location, clean, bright and airy apartment. We booked through Airbnb at the time, but you can book directly through her website. We love staying in apartments over hotels as it's usually le... See More
Hi Christina,Like others have said, September weather in Chicago can be erratic. I would bring layers to be safe - jackets and/or cardigans to layer up if it gets chilly. Overall I would say that Chicago is going to be pretty similar to SF, but you r... See More
...Hi Jurriaan, For breakfast/brunch I'd try The Publican or Lula Café . Doughnut Vault is another great option for a quick bite. For shopping head to Wicker Park near Milwaukee & North Ave. or Lincoln Square Neighborhood / North Center for some of my favorite stores like Alapash New Home (and Terrariums)... See More
You can't go wrong with old standbys of Four Seasons Hotel Chicago and The Peninsula Chicago, but great newcomers are Thompson Chicago, Acme Hotel Company Chicago, The James Chicago Hotel, Virgin Hotels Chicago, and Public Chicago Hotel. See More
...Hi Laura, We stayed at B&B MNQUE (http://www.mnque.com) and really loved it. Bright, clean flat in a great location, it made our trip to Amsterdam perfect. Not sure if you're looking for more of a full amenity hotel, but we loved MNQUE.... See More