Prescott Carlson Chicago native who enjoys sharing insider tips to the Windy CityAlmost six years writing Chicago travel guides for TripSavvyA former contributor to Chicagoist Experience Prescott Carlson is a former writer with TripSavvy. He is a Chicago native who lives and breathes all things in the Windy City. He contributed numerous articles for Chicago visitors and locals to TripSavvy over almost six years time and has written insider travel guides to the city at Chicagoist.Prescott has taken part in almost all Chicago has to offer, from adventures as a child and working in its premier nightclubs, to owning a restaurant and introducing his sons to the city's wonders. He has lived, worked, loved, lost, laughed and cried on Chicago's north, south, and west sides and knows the city inside and out. Education Prescott attended Columbia College in downtown Chicago. His real-life education came from renting his own small studio apartment within walking distance of Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field when he was quite young. 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.