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I like wandering Chicago by foot, stopping to imagine what goes on inside unmarked buildings or where passersby are headed. I’m really excited about Chicago architecture, and studied it through the Masters of Arts Program in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. My love for stories was enriched by my B.A. in Literature from the University of Michigan. My travel writing has appeared in Rick Steves’ Italy best-selling travel guides, Trazzler, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Having traveled the world, I know that Chicago is a world-class city, and I love to show it off.

Reviews for Amanda
Matthew L.

Amanda crams a huge amount of information, trivia, surprises and humour into her tour. She really knows her stuff - she'll take you to places most Chicagoans don't know, and she'll be able to answer all your questions. There are some beautiful spots on the tour (the Holy Trinity church is a real treat) and a few unexpected surprises. The inclusion of iPads full of photos and video (nice to see Studs Terkel having his say) is a neat interactive touch. Note: the tour is operated by Chicago Detours, Amanda's company, so it's a bit different to most other Vayable offerings.

Elizabeth P.
Elizabeth P. for Historic Chicago Bar Tour

Amanda provided an educational and fun tour of Chicago architecture, history and culture. We had our kids (13 and 15) with us on this tour and all enjoyed it and learned something. We highly recommend this tour!