About Liz Behler

Liz Behler is a Chicago-based writer and editor who covers food, drink and travel. Her work has been published by a number of outlets, including Fodor’s, Wine Enthusiast and National Geographic. She previously worked as Features Editor for AOL Travel before leaving her post to travel non-stop for a year. Follow her @LizBehler

The World’s First Virgin Hotel Opens in Chicago

After much anticipation, the world’s first Virgin Hotel opened earlier this month in Chicago. And in true Richard Branson-style, the hotel is living up to the brand’s reputation for innovation.   The Commons Club is at the heart of the hotel © Virgin Hotels Chicago   … Continue reading

Chicago: A Neighbourhood Guide to The West Loop

  Chicago‘s old industrial district is now one of the city’s hippest. Not that long ago, the West Loop was a cultural desert, but a recent influx of notable restaurants, bars, and even a trendy hotel have made the neighbourhood a destination in itself. Roasted … Continue reading

The History of House Music in Chicago

When most people think of Chicago innovations, deep dish and skyscrapers come to mind. But what most people don’t realise is that the city was also the incubator for a new dance music style. While the sound may appear to be European, house music was actually … Continue reading

Exploring the Indiana Dunes from Chicago

When most people think of the Midwest, they don’t think of towering sand dunes and diverse ecosystems. But just 53 miles southeast of Chicago, that’s exactly what you’ll find. It really couldn’t be easier to explore the Indiana Dunes from Chicago… Running down the Indiana Dunes … Continue reading