City Farm is an urban sustainable farm on the northwest side of Chicago. Volunteering at city farm is a great way to learn about urban farming and meet new people.Read More
Traveling can teach you some really powerful things. I believe traveling is so much more than seeing cool places and eating new food. This video contains footage shot on my iPhone between 2013 and 2015 on various trips including Europe, Japan, Alaska, Puerto Rico, California, and more.
Music, Video, & Narration by Jake BartlettRead More
Open House Chicago is a free backstage pass to over 200 spaces and places throughout the city. I toured 2 private high-rise clubs, a church, a bridge house, an innovative tech office, and a glass blowing studio.Read More
Sometimes it's nice to get out of the city. Now that fall is here, we've only got a couple months before we'll be seeing snow. Enjoy the crisp weather at one of these orchards within the Chicago area!Read More
Summer... it came, and then it left. All too soon. Today marks the first day of fall, or roughly 90 days before we're freezing our asses off. All the couch potatoes are scratching their heads wondering where the hell June went.
It's happening, folks. This is real... summer is over and now is the time to get out of the house before we're all curled up in our living rooms eating a bowl of chili and watching every episode of Orange Is the New Black three times.Read More
In 2003, Chicago mayor Richard Daley ordered an excavating crew to demolish Meigs Field Air Strip. One of the mayor's most notorious demonstrations of power, he claimed it was done to prevent terrorist attacks on the city, though it's widely known he wanted the airport shut down long before that in an effort to create more green spaces along the lakeshore. Now, 12 years later, that vision has become a reality.Read More
The nation's first booze-selling Taco Bell opened yesterday in Wicker Park, Chicago's trendy west-side neighborhood. I stopped by for a couple drinks and food. When I arrived, it was pretty empty other than a handful of what looked like Taco Bell corporate big whigs. It was only a matter of minutes though before the place filled up.Read More