Author: Lea Rose Allbaugh

Lea Rose Allbaugh is a Chicago-based freelance writer who’s obsessed with all things travel. She caught the travel bug back in 2015 during an exchange to the Netherlands and has traveled to 13 other countries since. Travel writing is her favorite way of inspiring others to get up and go experience the world. In her free time, she loves to eat pasta and make everything a dance party. She also writes at her website, Written World!
How to Get Around in Chicago (By a Local)

How to Get Around in Chicago (By a Local)

There are five main ways to get around Chicago: public transportation, driving, rideshares (Ubers, Lyfts, and taxis), walking, and biking. Public transportation is by far the most popular method for getting around Chicago, but the type of transportation you choose will depend on the activities you’re doing, your budget, where you’re staying, and your general…

5 Day Chicago Itinerary (Pre-Planned By a Local)

5 Day Chicago Itinerary (Pre-Planned By a Local)

Planning a comprehensive Chicago itinerary is crucial to getting the most out of your trip to the Windy City. With Chicago being the third-largest city in the U.S., there’s a lot of ground to cover. From world-class museums to famous attractions, shopping, dining, and exceptional entertainment, there is no shortage of stuff to do in…

18 Best Neighborhoods in Chicago for 2022 (By a Local)

18 Best Neighborhoods in Chicago for 2022 (By a Local)

Whether you’re looking to move or visit on vacation, getting a feel for the best neighborhoods in Chicago is a great idea before you go. After all, Chicago has 77 community areas that vary widely. Not every area of Chicago is great for tourists, but even the safest Chicago neighborhoods offer something a little different….

Chicago Packing List (29 Things People Forget to Bring)

Chicago Packing List (29 Things People Forget to Bring)

Looking for an epic Chicago packing list? Then you’re in luck! It’s no fun getting to your destination and realizing you’ve forgotten an item or regretted not packing something else. Or, even worse, packing way too much stuff for the wrong season. Chicago’s unique city-on-the-lake setting gives you certain factors to consider that you don’t…

33 Best Things to Do in Chicago in 2022 (By a Local)

33 Best Things to Do in Chicago in 2022 (By a Local)

When it comes to things to do in Chicago, this Midwestern destination is practically overflowing. The city offers an incredible food scene, vibrant arts and culture, access to beautiful Lake Michigan, and is one of the best sports towns in America (and this is just for starters). At the end of the day, there’s something…