I was born in San Jose, California and grew up there until 12 and then moved to the suburbs of Chicago in Illinois, where I’ve established my homebase when I travel between destinations and the U.S.

After attending culinary school in Chicago after high school, I started to travel expansively throughout the midwest (Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, and more) trying to explore my local area, and this often underrated U.S. region.

With over 20+ years of living in Illinois and commuting to school in Chicago for 2 years, plus with all my local travel combined, I can say that I have some local experience and travel tips to share when it comes to food, culture, sights, and experiences unique to the U.S. and more specifically Illinois and the midwest region.

Read below, and start planning your trip now!

My Favorite Posts About the United States

Chicago Blog Posts

My Favorite Posts About Illinois

My Favorite Posts About The Midwest

My Favorite Posts About Wisconsin