Amy Tara Koch | Amy Tara Koch | Author & Journalist
Amy Tara Koch is an author, journalist and television personality. Amy has appeared on CNN, Today, Steve Harvey, Access Hollywood, FOX and the CBS Early Show. She contributes to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, T+L, Vogue, Men’s Journal, Food & Wine, Marie Claire, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Town & Country, Departures, and Virtuoso Life.
Author, Journalist, Chicago Writer, Chicago TV Personality
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By AMY TARA KOCH Whatever the mode of transport, traveling with children is often no picnic. The long-haul flight (five hours or more) offers up a special brand of hell, a smorgasbord of meltdowns, impromptu maladies and indiscriminate peevishness. I don’t blame the children. Being caged...

Niseko, Japan in the summerPhoto: Courtesy of Zaborin Adventurous travelers are bound by a common goal: to sniff out compelling destinations before they top everyone’s hot list. If you are the type who enjoys the road less traveled—say, cycling through pristine farmland and forests, often without...

Mother of Dragons has left Meereen for Westeros. Lade Olenna is making alliances in Dorne. Cersei has taken the helm over Kings Landing and suddenly cookie cutter hotels feel tragically bland. Game of Thrones is back (July 16). And, the battle for the Iron Throne...

THIS STORY APPEARED IN VOGUE on 6/15/17 [caption id="attachment_20943" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona[/caption] Summer in the balmy Provencal town of St. Tropez seems like a holiday slam dunk. That is, until you arrive and find every sun dappled cafe full and your strolls along the beach...

You’re headed to Paris, gastro capital of the universe. You loved Hemingway’s A  Movable Feast, belong to your local wine society and routinely julienne with visions of Julia Childs hacking legumes flitting through your head. You become anxious. How can you capture the culinary essence...

Summer camp used to be for children. But in recent years (maybe because of their children’s Instagram posts of water skiing and spiking volleyballs) parents decided they wanted in on the fun. Now, resorts — some luxe, others more basic — are offering more than...

Beach getaway. Road trip. Alpine holiday. City vacation. All fun, all kind of predictable. To inject wow factor into your summer vacation, why not tack on something unexpected: a train escapade—wait for it—with a sleeper cabin. You may think of a train as simply a mode...