Nicole Schnitzler

Nicole Schnitzler is a freelance writer who covers travel, food and drink, lifestyle, and culture. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Fodor's, Robb Report, Travel + Leisure, Hemispheres, and, among other publications. When she is not writing or traveling, she can usually be found hitting up bakeries, Beyoncé dance classes, and record shops in her Chicago neighborhood.

• 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
• Received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa
• Master’s student in creative writing at Northwestern University

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