Amy is a freelance travel writer focused on family adventure travel, vintage/retro travel and green/eco-friendly destinations, both in the US and abroad. She is also a Contributing Writer/Blogger for Long Weekends magazine, CBS Local, Wyndham Worldwide, Hilton Worldwide and Chicago Parent.com.
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. Amy edited the DK Eyewitness Guide to Chicago, and living in the Logan Square/Bucktown neighborhood for the past 10 years, she knows Chicago inside out.
Amy speaks several languages, and with two travelin' kids, ages 5 and 14, 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, Amy has a special place in her heart for il bel paese and considers herself an expert on Italian travel. An experienced teacher with an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, Amy offers a unique perspective on educational travel.
Amy 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 published two books in 2015, Discovering Vintage Chicago (Globe Pequot) and Ultimate Toy Collector: Shopkins (Triumph Publishing). Her next book, also travel related, is set for release in fall 2016 (Schiffer Publishing).
To view Amy's online portfolio, visit http://amybizzarri.pressfolios.com/