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... 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... 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... 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... 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 really just never know... 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