Browsing Category

Sweet Home Chicago

11 Amazing Airbnbs in Chicago (Including the Best Views)

Whether you’re visiting Chicago or just a local in need of a break, here are 11 of the best Airbnbs to fully enjoy your trip. With this being my hometown, I understand the overwhelm of choices when it comes to Airbnbs in a big…

7 Fun Things To Do in Galena, Illinois: The Perfect Chicago Road Trip

With its rolling hills and incredible charm, Galena is a unique town located in Northwest Illinois. It’s filled with 19th-century architecture, antique shops, wineries, and everything else necessary for a relaxing, fun getaway. And yes, rolling hills exist in Illinois! I had no idea!…

A Locals Guide: 11 Best Cafes in Chicago

Updated: October 19, 2020 Do you feel overwhelmed when you see the number of cafes in Chicago? Even as a local, I never knew where to go. So I set out to find the very best cafes in Chicago to save as my go-to…

13 Best Chicago Photography Spots You Won’t Want to Miss

I recently read that my hometown of Chicago has been voted the best city in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler! Every year they do a Readers’ Choice Awards survey where hundreds of thousands of people vote; this year, Chicago was crowned. I can…

Waldorf Astoria: A Cozy Getaway in Chicago

Winter is the perfect time to plan a cozy getaway. And what better place to cozy up in than Chicago? Luckily, I live in the city so I didn’t have to go very far to enjoy a relaxing weekend at the Waldorf Astoria —…

Best Restaurants in Chicago According to Locals

After my last post on my favorite places to eat in Chicago, I decided to ask other locals to share their top places to eat as well. I got tons of responses, but can you blame them? Chicago is a city full of incredible and…