As a life-long Chicago resident, I know the city well and can tell you best places to visit, where to eat, what to do and how to get there.
As a professional writer and consultant -- and the mother of two young-adult daughters-- I am especially aware of and understand the challenges and rewards of women traveling alone. My favorite cities include: New York, Paris, Toronto, Florence and Venice. I think any mode of transit is good if it gets you to your destination reasonably on time.
As a host, my job is to make you comfortable. I can chat or be quiet, offer as many or as few suggestions as you like and listen to your travel stories or share a few of my own.