Claire Young

Claire will write about anything, but specializes in travel, health and money. A graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, her work has appeared in Health, Marie Claire, CBS MoneyWatch and more. You'll find her in Chicago making lists and yelling about her TV shows, her sports teams and her unwavering love of Charles Barkley.

All Articles From Claire Young

The 20 Best Record Stores in Chicago Right Now

The vinyl revival isn't going anywhere. Here's where to build your collection.

The Linguistic Magic of “Miami English”

According to Florida professor Phillip Carter, there's a new Spanish-English dialect taking hold

Chicago’s Friday Morning Swim Club Is Worth Diving Into

Kick off your summertime weekends by jumping into Lake Michigan with hundreds of strangers

An Unbeatable Scientific Field Trip Is Just an Hour Outside Chicago

Here are five ways to experience Fermilab, the nation’s premier particle physics and accelerator laboratory

Kyle Lybarger Wants to Save the Planet (And Kill Your Lawn)

There might be invasive species hiding in your garden: here's how to get rid of them

Enjoy Your Next Happy Hour on a Boat That Sailed Around the World

This Maryland tech entrepreneur made a big pivot — and now he’s skippering crabbing trips and sunset sails

Cook County’s Got a Brand New Flag, Designed by a High School Student

There's a reason this flag has six seven-pointed stars, while Chicago's has four six-pointed stars (it all checks out)

As “A League of Their Own” Turns 30, Revisiting Chicago’s Key Role in the All-American Sports Story

Plus: The All-Am league you never heard of — the one where players could wear shorts, not skirts

Where to Celebrate Polish Culture in Chicago

The city is better because of this hugely influential community — here’s how to celebrate it

5 Alternatives for Arlington Park, In Case the Bears Don’t Bite

What happens to the for-sale racetrack if the Bears don’t follow through on their Arlington Park deal?

Chicago’s Biggest TikTok Sensation Is a Dad Who Works for the Electric Company

Sherman "Dilla" Thomas's history lessons on Chicagoland are attracting eyeballs from everyone — including Netflix

How to Turn the Dead Tree in Your Yard Into a Wooden Heirloom

Chicago's Wood Urban Design won't just remove your tree. They'll help you convert it into a literal treasure.

The Best Day Hikes for Chicagoans

Before you batten down the hatches for the season, enjoy a final foray into the great outdoors

10 Perfect Airbnbs for Escaping Chicago This Holiday Season

From a tiny farmhouse for two to a “family compound” that can accommodate 16