Theresa L. Goodrich

Hi [FIRST NAME GOES HERE]! Ready to plan your summer road trips? 'Tis the season! Wanderlust Weekly, May 24, 2023

Published 11 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader!

Who's ready for a road trip? I know I am! Lucky for me, I'll be hittin' the road a week from Monday. A pair of my travel writing buddies are traveling with me to Kansas City, KS, for the Midwest Travel Network Annual Conference. (I'm a booth sponsor and will be speaking about self-publishing.)

Our plan is to take Route 66 out--yes, it's a bit of a detour--and the CKC back. Our husbands are all a little, ahem, concerned and have warned us they don't have bail money. (We'll be fine, honey. I promise. Fine. But keep your phone charged.)

It'll be my friends' first time driving either route. Fortunately, I've driven Route 66 multiple times, and drove CKC on our way to Colorado last year. I'm thrilled to be able to share this adventure with them.

Are you planning any summer road trips?

To celebrate the season and to help you on your way, I've drastically updated my road trip planning guide. I've written a lot more road trip stuff in the last year, plus a whole book on Planning Your Perfect Road Trip, and this round-up is completely updated. You'll find 24 articles about planning, finding destinations, saving money, and how not to kill your partner. I've also got ideas for where to go, like the Pacific Coast, the Great River Road, and the most beautiful drive in America. And believe me, I've got more coming!

You can find all of them here.

I sincerely hope they help you plan and enjoy a wonderful adventure you'll remember forever.

Until next week,

Love and wanderlust,

Theresa L. Goodrich

Oh - last week I mentioned I'd be writing about life, my fiction, and writing (so meta) on Substack. It's live! There's not much to it yet, but it's new. So new I haven't even set up an About page yet. If you want to check it out and subscribe, click here.

Theresa L. Goodrich

Theresa L. Goodrich is the force behind, 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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