Jennifer Roche Freelance writer and editor for over 17 yearsHas lived in the Chicago area since fifth grade Experience Jennifer is a former writer for TripSavvy for almost two years. She is a freelance writer and editor living in Chicago since the fifth grade. Her work has appeared in Conscious Choice, Community Arts Network, Chicago Parent, and elsewhere. Prior to that, she served as an acquisitions editor for The McGraw-Hill Companies, Mosby health science publishers, and The University of Chicago Press. From 2004–2007, she wrote a neighborhood blog called The Place Where We Live. She also spent a year contributing to Metroblogging Chicago. She is a board member of Chicago Science Writers and has served as the co-captain of September Adopt-a-Beach for North Avenue Beach for 10 years. Education She earned a B.S. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago.Awards and PublicationsIn 2005, Gapers Block named her as one of the Top 10 Chicago Bloggers We Wish We Knew (But Don’t). About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash 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.