Audarshia Townsend Follow Facebook Twitter This native Chicago girl loves her city like no other. From the beautiful skyline on the lakefront to the vibrant dining and theater scenes, she absorbs as much of it as she can get. Experience Audarshia Townsend's introduction to the online world began as one of the first two editors at the original metromix.com--where they set the tone for the entertainment site's cutting-edge style. She also has written lifestyle features for the Chicago Tribune, Essence, Los Angeles Times, Michigan Avenue, playboy.com, Huffington Post, chicagosbestrestaurant.com, World's Best Bars and Upscale magazine. Additionally, she appears regularly on WGN Morning News in Chicago for cocktail-, dining- and nightlife-related features. Her interests include staying fit with a regular Forrest Yoga practice, cycling in the city, and Flywheel Chicago classes. Education Columbia College Chicago (Major: Journalism/Magazine Editing & Publishing) About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.