Best Chicago Bars You Have To Go To

When the drinks flow faster than the river running through the city, I know I’m in my kind of place. Chicago is filled with great food and endless cool things to do, but as a bartender, I always appreciate a great place to have a drink. I'm not very picky when it comes to bars, as long as it’s approachable. I don’t like anything to be too much. I enjoy fun and creative cocktails as...more

The Absolute Best Restaurants In Chicago For First Timers

Eating is what I do best. I go everywhere armed with a list of places for the best food and drinks a city can offer. Usually a list too long to get through. But I love cute cafes, I can consume more meals a day than I’d like to admit, and I’m a sucker for a beat in dive bar. I'm always looking for the local stuff. I want to find something I can’t get...more

Spending Three Days In Chicago For First Timers

I got off the flight in Chicago like I already knew the place. Have you ever been somewhere brand new and have it feel as familiar to you as a second home? Like the way you know your way around your best friends parents house? That’s how Chicago felt to me. I walked in, opened the fridge, grabbed a drink and sunk myself comfortably into its worn in sofa. I only had a few days...more

Small Town Charm and Traveling to South Carolina with my Best Friend

Welcome to the South, where the grass is [actually] greener, the humidity is high and the people are as sweet as their iced tea. I just spent four days going from my best friend’s hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina to Charleston and back again. A short trip filled with good food, great people, charming sights, and beautiful landscapes. A lot of people asked me when I told them where I was going on vacation this...more

Pennsylvania Countryside: I remember thinking ‘I could do this, I could live here.’

I love New York City, I really do. Just passing my three-year anniversary living here I can say with confidence that I have no intention of leaving anytime soon. But last summer was particularly hard for me to spend anytime in the city. It was miserably hot (probably the worst summer I have ever experienced), I was getting very limited hours at the bar I work which was leading to a lot of financial stress,...more