Chicago On The Cheap: Lots To Love In Lincoln Park

The more I travel, the more passionate I get about walkable neighborhoods, affordable attractions and great parks. I believe that everyone should have access to…

A Tour of Bozeman, Montana With The Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls

Bozeman, Montana is on my travel wish list. It’s been on my radar since I realized  how close it to Yellowstone National Park, a place I…

12 Tips For Traveling With Kids

Don’t believe people that tell you that you can’t travel with kids. My son just turned five and he’s seen seven states, been to Canada,…

Make A List For Your Best Summer

Today is the summer solstice, the first astrological day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s traditionally been a day of reflection, celebration and transition…

What’s Your Travel Challenge?

Why aren’t you traveling? What’s stopping you from booking the trip of your dreams? The most common question readers ask me is how they can…

10 Reasons To Try Train Travel

I just got back from a train trip on Amtrak’s Empire Builder from St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago and I got a ton of feedback…

Never Check A Bag: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Carry On

I haven’t checked a bag in years. And since the price of checked bags keeps going up, I don’t plan to start again anytime soon.…

2016 Travel Snapshot

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for…

8 Ways To Make A Road Trip More Fun

I spend a lot of time on the road and I’ve learned that the drive is a lot of fun when you make it about…

20 Things To See In North Dakota…And Why Lists Never Tell The Whole Story

I love being a travel writer. I am profoundly, almost stupidly grateful that I get to do this for a living. I was filling up…

My Next Adventure: A Midwestern Summer Road Trip

“All my life I’ve always come back to one thing, my need to feel free and the need to feel the breeze…” – Jess “Chief”…

Travel Inspiration: Poems For New Adventures

“Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose……

Why I Loved San Juan, Puerto Rico

I have terrible passport envy. My natural tendency towards wanderlust has been made exponentially worse by reading books set in other countries, befriending other travel…

Just Go

Want to travel? Go. Just go. You’ve always wanted to see the ocean? Now is the time. You’ve dreamed of seeing Paris or the pyramids…

Five Favorite Travel Quotes

I’ve been quiet on social media this week for one of my very favorite reasons — we’re planning a trip and I’m currently in full-on…