Skip to Content

Amanda Finn

Amanda, a Chicago-based queer travel, arts, and lifestyle writer, is passionate about exploring the world and embracing the local theater scene when she isn't globetrotting. Known for her light-hearted approach, she often captures her adventures in whimsical photos, rather than striving for influencer perfection.

Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Newcity Stage, The Chicago Reader, HuffPo, and Yahoo, as well as the November 2022 book, "Chicago Like a Local." A prolific writer, Amanda launched the inclusive travel blog Dream Suitcase in late 2021.

A proud Disney enthusiast, Amanda navigates her fandom with grace and charm, avoiding clichés. Her growing tattoo collection showcases a diverse range of icons, from Anton Ego to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Amanda's favorite destinations include Costa Rica, Prague, Dublin, Hong Kong, and every Disney park she's visited.