Amy Tara Koch | Amy Tara Koch
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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After decades of taking a back seat to New York and Los Angeles, Chicago has emerged the belle of the restaurant ball with dozens of Michelin Stars and James Beard Awards to her name not to mention accolades from top publications recognizing the Third Coast...

How to Have a High-End Ski Vacation Without All the High Prices Stay outside of town, consider a hostel, buy a pass and eat where the locals do. The Element Basalt Aspen in Colorado.CreditElement Basalt Aspen A luxury hotel in a tony mountain town will cost a fortune. But...

As any graduate of the University of Michigan can attest, Saturday afternoon games at The Big House were the stuff of collegiate nirvana. The weather was crisp. The beer was flowing. Even though I had no clue what a chop block or a flea flicker...

I spoke to US News + World Report about budget-friendly family getaways after the school year begins.   By September, crowds have dissipated in Park City, ushering in the pleasant and inexpensive shoulder season, explains family travel expert Amy Tara Koch. She points to the Grand Summit...

Fall means crisper temperatures, the changing of the leaves and a perfect time for outdoor activities. Here are some top spots to bring the fall season to life. On Labor Day, I chatted with Good Day LA about this topic. Video below.      1. Montana: Whitefish, Glacier During...

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...