Melissa Falk

Member Since:
Sep 2016

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 (6)

How I Ate My Way Through Barcelona – 50th Birthday Celebration

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.

7 Reasons Solo Travel is Good for You

This article explores the benefits of and lessons learned from traveling solo. I published it on my Solo Roamer blog.

10 Best Burgers Chicago You Must Have!

After much consideration and many napkins, I give to you Chicago’s 10 best burgers as of 2017.

8 Peaceful Places to Chill Out in Chicago

This article explores eight beautiful places in Chicago where you can recharge your batteries away from the noise and the crowds.

21 Awesome Chicago Concert Venues You Should Check Out

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.

Outstanding New York Eats You Don’t Want to Miss

On a recent trip to NYC, I stopped by some of my favorite food destinations from delis to bakeries to an Ethiopian restaurant in Harlem.