Welcome to the About Me page! Isn’t it the best?

I’m Margaret, your tour guide, hello…hi…hello…

I’m from Chicago originally, I grew up in the northern suburbs. After college in Indiana I moved to Colorado for a while (I thought I’d be a good hippy, turns out, I missed the city.) I came back to Chicago and started in the improv comedy scene. I performed at IO and Second City and The Annoyance. I loved it, I loved doing comedy. I met the best people and they’re all still my friends today. Chicago has an amazing comedy scene – get me started on it sometime, I dare you.

In 2000, I moved to New York City. I figured I needed a change. I got change. I got change all over the place.

In 2001, I moved back to Chicago. Change is awesome, so is home!

And once I got home, I kissed Chicago. I promised never to take it for granted again and I haven’t – not for one day.

I became a volunteer guide in about 2004 and started my own business in 2010. I started with the Pedway Tour, and it did me well. Since then I’ve added new tours and taken some away and some are private tours only and some are scheduled. I do group tours and private tours and school groups and Cub Scouts. I can do anything, I’ll hop on a bus or a boat no problem!

But I’ll tell you what, I love walking tours. Walking tours allow us to really experience the city, to really be a part of it, walking through buildings and weddings and work days. It makes it so all the tours are different, I’ve never given the same tour twice, not ever. Walking around the city makes sure it won’t ever get boring!

Let me know what I can do for you! Or what I can help with, or what you have questions about or anything, anything at all. Thank you for reading this and I’ll see you on the streets!



5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Good morning!

    I’m in Chicago with 2 colleagues and we are considering opening up a new office/branch of our company in Chicago. We’d like to do a 2-hour private tour of the city so that we can get a feel for the neighborhoods better (unfortunately, 2 hours is all we have). Given the business model, we’re most interested in high density neighborhoods that have medium/high levels of affluence. I know you usually do walking tours, but perhaps you could drive us around or we could even drive you around (we have a car)?

    We’re only available from 130-330pm, give or take 15 minutes. Is that doable for you and what would the price be?

    Feel free to just call vs. email me and either way, I myself will give you a ring in an hour, but wanted to give a little advance warning.

    Thank you!


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