The Windy City, my favourite city in the USA, and possibly the most beautiful too! I visited in August and spent the entire day lazing on North Avenue Beach in the sunshine, but despite the glowing summer sun reflecting off Lake Michigan between May and September, I think the true beauty of the city blossoms in the Winter, although the wind chill is definitely something to be wary about! I will always remember attempting to walk to the pancake house mid-January last year, it was -17 Celsius and I couldn’t feel my face, or legs! Needless to say I didn’t make it and instead, settled for one of the hotel’s all-american hot chocolates, topped with whipped cream and marshmallows to help me to defrost. The city has a New York vibe to it, but swap overcrowded streets for wide walkways and NYC cheesecake for Chicago’s famous deep dish, mozzarella-filled shortcrust pizza! Sold it yet?