Nicole Schnitzler is a freelance writer who covers travel, food, drink, lifestyle, and culture. She specializes in editorial writing, copywriting, and native content creation.

When she is not planning her next adventure, she can be found exploring bakeries, Beyonce dance classes, record shops, and drink lists in her Chicago neighborhood. She is most comfortable with a pen in one hand and a fork in the other.

She is also the founder of Doors Open Dishes, a fundraising initiative that partners with chefs to help keep the doors open to group homes and workshops for those with developmental disabilities.

To learn more, please visit www.doorsopendishes.org.