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Jamie Bartosch, Chicago Local Expert

About Jamie

Jamie Bartosch is a lifelong Chicagoan who thinks her hometown is the greatest city in the world. She is an award-winning newspaper reporter, a freelance travel writer, and the mother of two great kids.

Special Interests

Jamie knows a lot about:

  • Chicago and the Midwest
  • Family travel
  • Music

Jamie's Special Recommendations for Chicago

Jamie says, "Don't leave Chicago without..." enjoying the biking/jogging path along Lake Michigan. It's dotted with great sites and stunning skyline views. Plus, it's free! 

10Best Lists by Jamie Bartosch

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Let love rule: Romantic things to do in Chicago

Romance is always in the air in Chicago and if you want to take that special someone on a date, there are endless possibilities of things to do. If the weather's cooperating, nothing beats a scenic stroll...


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Best places to shop for holidays gifts in Chicago

Ask almost anyone where to go shopping when you visit Chicago and you’ll likely be directed to the Magnificent Mile which does offer some great shopping if you’re in the market for national and international...


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Chicago Events to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Light displays, parades, festivals and theater fill Chicago's event calendar in November and December, making it a beautiful and fun city to be in during the holidays. Every one of Chicago's famous museums has its...