Hi [FIRST NAME GOES HERE]- Home again home again; Please allow me to introduce myself! Wanderlust Weekly, Mar 2, 2023

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Hi Reader!

With three Travel and Adventure Shows in the last seven weeks, we've got a lot of new Local Tourists here, so I thought I'd say hello!

Many of you have been getting emails from me for years. Several of you have become friends (hi!). Meeting you and getting to know you is the best part of my job.

If you're new here, you'll quickly learn that I'm kinda goofy, I love history, and I'm obsessed with writing, road trips, and my husband. I believe every single place has something to offer, and that people are kind (most of them, anyway).

I'm also a cancer survivor, and to the wonderful people who commiserated with me in person at the shows, I'm sending you giant hugs. Thank you.

In addition to going places and writing about them, and sharing what I've learned along the way, I'm entering a new chapter in my writing career as a novelist. My first novel came out last August. My second will be out this month. If you like mysteries with quirky characters and villains you love to hate, you might like travel writer Alex Paige and crew.

I also teach writing. In addition to my big travel writing course, I'm also hosting monthly trainings. This month's: How to avoid clichés like the plague.

If you're curious, you can read more about my story here.

Enough about me. Tell me about you! You can reply here, or join us in our Facebook group. It's private, so you don't have to worry about those non-Local Tourist-types :-)

Love and wanderlust,

Theresa L. Goodrich

Theresa L. Goodrich

Theresa L. Goodrich is the force behind thelocaltourist.com, a site dedicated to telling in-depth stories of magnificent, quirky, and unique places. Theresa is an Emmy-winning author who is slightly obsessed with road trips, camping, and history. She’s turned these passions into the Two Lane Gems book series, first-person travelogues highlighting the beauty and diversity of the U.S.A. She's also a contributor and publisher of Midwest Road Trip Adventures, 2nd Edition and Midwest State Park Adventures. She’s the author of Living Landmarks of Chicago, Planning Your Perfect Road Trip, and the Alex Paige cozy mystery series. She's spoken across the country at the Travel and Adventure Show and the Chicago Auto Show, mentored at Bloghouse, and leads the Midwest Travel Network's Writing Workshop. She’s driven, often literally, to inspire you to get off the interstates and explore the towns and communities that make this country a constant and welcome surprise.

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