I am a New Yorker born and raised. I have been living in Chicago since 2005.
I have been an avid solo traveler for over twenty years and I am a staunch mass transit proponent. Despite the fact that I do not possess a driver's license, I have traveled and eaten my way around the world without incident.
My Solo Roamer blog is dedicated to all of the avid travelers, food lovers and cultural enthusiasts who are too afraid, nervous or self-conscious to pursue their passions solo.
My Feeding Off The Rails blog began as a series on my Solo Roamer blog. As a lifelong mass transit rider, I show food lovers how to reach the best food and drink in our great cities by local trains and buses. I encourage readers to avoid traffic, parking and road rage, reduce pollution and avoid DUIs.
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Published Articles (63)
My latest article in Business Jet Traveler magazine about Spiaggia, Chicago’s only 4-star restaurant.
Chicago, Chicago patios, Chicago rooftop bars, Chicago gardens, patio season
Evanston, IL., Found Kitchen & Social House, Campagnola, Chicago suburbs dining
New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Central Park, Williamsburg, L.I.C., Rockaway Beach, N.Y. Botanical Garden, New York parks
How to get the most out of your vacation, travel tips, travel journal, small accommodations, solo travel.
Chicago Neighborhood Dining Options, Chicago restaurants by neighborhood, Feeding Off The Rails
Chicago sweets, Chicago candy, Chicago ice cream, Chicago chocolate
New York, New York concert venues, New York City, New York music
New York City restaurants and bars in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and L.I.C.
Things to do in New York City in two days. New York City solo
This article chronicles by feeding frenzy through Barcelona’s different neighborhoods and the nearby seaside town of Sitges. It appeared on my FEEDING OFF THE RAILS blog.
This article explores the benefits of and lessons learned from traveling solo. I published it on my Solo Roamer blog.
After much consideration and many napkins, I give to you Chicago’s 10 best burgers as of 2017.
This article explores eight beautiful places in Chicago where you can recharge your batteries away from the noise and the crowds.
Chicago is home to the blues, house music, and the original poetry slam. This article explores the 21 best concert venues in The Windy City.