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    Chicago Is the Greatest: Here’s Why

    Two years ago today I moved to Chicago. It was freezing and my apartment was smaller than I realized. I cried on the floor. The first couple of months were not wonderful, but wow…what…

    February 13, 2017
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    A Chicago Staycation at Conrad Hotel

    If I could live in hotels, I might. (Actually, I kind of do, but that’s beside the point). The beds are always nicer than mine, and the bathrooms more spacious. There are plush towels and oversized…

    February 8, 2017
  • Packing Lists

    Five Fall Staples for Midwest Travel

    Fall in the Midwest is beautiful, but also unpredictable. Some days it’s freezing, some days it’s 80 degrees, and often you’ll experience warm and cold weather in one day. It’s a great time to…

    November 7, 2016
  • Food

    The Best Naples Style Pizza In Chicago

    In Naples, Italy, pizza is heavy on tomatoes and mozzarella, soft in the middle, and charred on the edges. At Spacca Napoli in Ravenswood, it’s exactly the same. The authenticity doesn’t stop with the…

    October 20, 2016
  • Travel

    Five ‘Touristy’ Chicago Things Worth Doing

    In 2015, Chicago hosted more tourists than ever before. We had 50.97 million visitors from the United States alone, and about 1.3 million from abroad. With so many visitors, it’s no wonder the city is…

    September 26, 2016
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    Moving to Chicago

    I moved to Chicago because it seemed like the most obvious life option. I had moved back to the United States from Rome a few months earlier and was living at my parents’ house in…

    August 29, 2016
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    The Best Cacio e Pepe In Chicago

    Since moving home from Italy a couple of years ago, I have been on the search for the perfect cacio e pepe in Chicago. The Roman dish is seemingly simple, yet so hard to…

    August 16, 2016