Amy is a freelance travel writer focused on family, food and fun, with a special interest in family adventure travel, vintage/retro travel and green/eco-friendly destinations, both in the US and abroad.
As the "Family Friendly Chicago" expert for the Chicago Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau, Amy explores the city in search of educational and fun activities for families. She has a keen interest in Chicago history and lives in a turn-of-the-century home in the North Side neighborhood of Logan Square.
Amy speaks several languages, and with two traveling kids, ages 8 and 16, she's an expert on family travel. Based in Chicago, Amy has voyaged as far away as Mali, West Africa and the Galapagos Islands. She lived in London for two years, Italy for five.
A fluent Italian speaker with an M.A. in Italian, Amy has a special place in her heart for il bel paese and considers herself an expert on Italian travel, food and wine.
An experienced teacher with an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, Amy offers a unique perspective on educational travel.
Amy has hosted television and radio segments covering everything from solar eclipses to Al Capone's favorite nightclub. She is also active on twitter and has hosted travel-themed twitter chats. She recently was a panelist on a Travel and Leisure magazine twitter chat with a reach of over 26,974,637 impressions.
Amy is the author of Discovering Vintage Chicago (Rowman, 2015), Chicago's Iconic Dishes, Drinks and Desserts (American Palate Series / The History Press, 2016) and 111 Places (emons Verlag, 2017).
To view Amy's online portfolio, visit http://amybizzarri.pressfolios.com/