I published my first travel story on www.roadtripsforfamilies.com in January of 2010. Since then I’ve written over 200 stories relating to family vacations, road trips, geocaching, and dining on the go. Five years later, I’m carrying the baton as the new owner of the site. My writing, photography, and social media skills have made leaps and bounds in that time span. As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect.”
Beyond Road Trips for Families, I’ve contributed stories to several other travel websites, been published in a variety of magazines and newspapers, blogged for TravelWisconsin.com and founded a statewide parenting website www.wisconsinparent.com. (I sold Wisconsin Parent in early 2015 when our family moved to the Pacific Northwest.)
I’ve made a handful of appearances on Wisconsin Public Radio as an expert in road trips around Wisconsin and have produced several episodes for the NPR travel podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer (two of which have been re-broadcast on KCBX in California).
My first professional travel affiliation was the Midwest Travel Writers Association. Since then, I’ve joined the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers and (most recently) the Society of American Travel Writers. Membership with SATW is not an easy feat and I’m proud of this accomplishment.
Travel is my passion. Remember…all who wander are not lost.