Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Photography

While I've written a lot, the cliche still rings true: a picture is worth a thousand words (I missed that count by thirty).

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Chicago: Kopi Cafe

We were surrounded by an army of memories hidden away in trinkets any traveler might collect on an adventure to the Middle East, Africa, or Asia.

Chicago: American Writers Museum

Taking up the entire second floor of 180 N. Michigan, the American Writers Museum is sandwiched between floors of corporate offices, like a flower pressed inside of a book.

Chicago: Christkindlmarket

I don't want to sound like a Grinch, but I find it a sacred practice not to celebrate Christmas early and I planned on following this rule until the day I died. Then I moved to Chicago.

My CHI Views

This city is dirty, eclectic, and a bit eccentric. It's also breathtaking and thought-provoking.

13 Gifts Every Globetrotter Wants This Holiday Season

The great and powerful Globetrotter Gift List is here and ready to help you out.

Open House Chicago

With only one day of my weekend free and over 250 places to choose from, I had to pick wisely.

Edgewater Arts Festival

I've always been a wallflower, almost to a fault...but today I found it to be a bit of a gift.

Ames and Des Moines, IA

My time in Iowa was filled with one of my best friends, awesome food, a little bit of education, and a concrete gnome!

Missouri Wine Country: Hermann, MO

If you like wine and want a laidback wine country experience, come visit Napa Valley's Midwestern cousin.