We spend alot of time traveling around the Midwest and Chicago happens to be one of our favorite cities. Our most recent trip had us staying in Lincoln Park at the Days Inn on Diversey. It’s an excellent little hotel that has recently been remodeled. The staff was friendly and attentive. Included with your room is a free continental breakfast in the morning. Theirs starts nice and early around 6:30 and goes until 11 am… so plenty of time to sleep in and still get in on those free waffles.

Days Inn Lincoln Park Chicago
Days Inn Lincoln Park Chicago

We like the Lincoln Park neighborhood as there are lots of unique small shops and nice restaurants to eat at. The Days Inn is on the corner by a couple great shoe stores, a Starbucks and a Panara. About a mile away near Halstead and Armitage is the Cafe Babareeba tapas restaurant where we met up with our good friend Toya for a bite. We enjoyed a pitcher of the white sangria, some of the Calamaris ala plancha and laughed until the wee hours.

Cafe Babareeba
Cafe Babareeba

A Warm Friendly Place

Last weekend, I spoke at the Beyond Social 101 Blogging Bootcamp. During the presentation, I walked a wide variety of people with varied skills through how to launch your very first blog on WordPress. As a part of the conference, they also hired Jake Tobias & I to provide the entertainment for the kick off tweet up. We really had a great time sharing our music with all the attendees.

In between the performance and the presentation, we needed a place to rest our head. Our hostess, Miss Tiffany Odutoye hooked us up with some of the other presenters at an amazing Bed and Breakfast in Granville, Ohio. Just about 30 minutes outside of Columbus, the Porch House is a lovely turn of the century home decorated in the period.

The Porch House
The Porch House

They have a lovely front porch just made for sitting and sipping when the weather allows. Our bed was warm and comfy full of soft sheets and a fluffy comfortor. Our host Bruce was amazing. I woke up to the most amazing smells coming from his kitchen. We sat down at the dining room table and grazed our way through a lovely fruit cup, quiche and roasted potatoes.

The Porch House Dining Room
The Dining Room in the Porch House

I sure wish we would have had more time there.

You can contact the Porch House at (740) 587-1995 or e-mail

The Porch House Bed and Breakfast
241 E. Maple St.
Granville, OH 43023 (Click for Map and Directions)
(740) 587-1995

Singing for Our Supper

Jake Tobias & Melissa Behring Travel Music Food
Jake Tobias & Melissa Behring by Cybelle Codish

Jake & I are former executives who in 2009 began chasing a new destiny. We became full time musicians and enterpreneurs. We both have a passion for music, food and travel. We decided to spend more time traveling playing music for a living in 2011. We created this blog to document our travels. We’ll share with you the places we see, the people we meet, music we hear and the food that fuels our journey.