Chicago, Washington DC

Local Expert

What brought me to Like a Local my desire to travel and learn about cultures. I studied abroad in Denmark for a year during college and was able to visit 10 other countries. As an American I started to see how different cultures can really evolve or stay very homogeneous.

I grew up in Newport RI which is one of America's old dense colonial seaports. Now I live in Chicago, IL and have also lived in Ithaca, NY and Washington, DC. Maybe one day I will really settle down but I think I am moving to Boston next...

Occupation: landscape architect

My passions are:

  • Arts
  • Eating
  • Friends
  • Sailing

In my city I have great tips for:

  • Cafés & coffee shops
  • Bars & nightlife

I love my city because: It has history and is has an international feel

My idea of a great trip is: Really sinking into a community and trying new things

I have travelled to: Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Belfast, Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Stockholm, Malmo, Lund, Antigua, Costa Rica, Cabo San Lucas, Greece (Hydra Island)