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OCTOBER 2018

*Need a break? Head to Sundara Inn & Spa, consistently ranked one of America's best destination spas.

*Heading to Italy (!), during which time I'll hike Cinque Terre and some other spots. Will it live up to the hype? Stay tuned.

*Ever hear of Door County, one of Wisconsin's top vacation destinations? Sturgeon Bay is its gateway, and a lovely city in its own right. Don't miss out!

SEPTEMBER 2018

*So excited to receive a gold Lowell Thomas award, the most prestigious for North American travel journalists, for a piece I wrote about hiking the Manitou Incline.

*Checked out the new addition at Sundara Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells. It's fab!

AUGUST 2018

*Love to hike? Iceland's got a lot of great spots, such as the island's famous Laugavegur Trail, as you'll see in thie Star Tribune article.

JULY 2018

*The Superior Hiking Trail series has started! Here's the intro, Part 1, Part 2Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5

*Despite my fear of heights, I braved scary waterslides in the Dells to determine which was the most frightening of the bunch. (You're welcome!) 

*Check out Eau Claire, Wisconsin's hipster town full of great music (Bon Iver, anyone?), art and craft beer.

JUNE 2018

*Heading to Wisconsin Dells? Check out Baraboo, too!

*Calling all combat veterans! Check out Warrior Expeditions and see how hiking, biking or paddling may be beneficial to you.

*Off thru-hiking the Superior Hiking Trail for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Stay tuned for many tales from the trail.

*TRAIL SERIES TEASER: Check out this teaser video! Series begins July 6.

MAY 2018

*It was wonderful to once again write about Spain's Camino – the underrated Vía de la Plata – in AAA Traveler.

*Attended the annual conference of the American Society of Journalists & Authors. Met with several book agents. Stay tuned!

*An exciting hiking project is in the works. More info next month.

APRIL 2018

*Sadly, the North Country Trail's growth in two spots is being hampered by politics, as you'll see in this Minneapolis Star Tribune article

*I wrote this piece on hamstrings after my reattachment surgery in February.

MARCH 2018

*Thanks to Joan Young of Michigan for publishing a book review of "Thousand-Miler."

*Attended the Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism (WIGCOT) March 12. 
 
FEBRUARY 2018

*My last hurrah before surgery (see below) was snowshoeing in the Porkies. It was fantastic and I highly recommend it, as you'll see in this Star Tribune piece.

*Had hamstring reattachment surgery. Yikes! But hopefully after my six-month recovery, I'll be as active as ever. 

JANUARY 2018

*Thinking of having a gender-reveal party? You may wish to think again a la this Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast.

*Purged my office of loads of old files and assorted junk. Ahhh! I feel much better. It's true that clutter is stressful.

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DECEMBER 2017

*Ever wonder why New Zealand is home to such crazy adventures? My article on HowStuffWorks explains it all.

*A small church in Oshkosh, Wis., is home to the one of the world's largest, permanently displaced Nativity collections.  

NOVEMBER 2017

*Trails are great, but you can hike in cities, too, as this Midwest Living article on urban hikes demonstrates. 

OCTOBER 2017

*This is book-talk month! Check out my schedule of appearances to talk about the Ice Age Trail and my book Thousand-Miler.

SEPTEMBER 2017

*A summer trip to no-cars-allowed Mackinac Island was the impetus for this article on the island's bike culture.

*This month my husband and I thru-hiked the 215-mile New England National Scenic Trail. It was really rocky!

*Did you know you can take an alpine slide down the Great Wall of China? Read about my journey in this Minneapolis Star Tribune piece.

AUGUST 2017

*The book "Great Hiking Trails of the World" was just published, and three of my hiking photos are in it!

*HowStuffWorks now has author pages, so you can see a lot of my recent stories on my page. Yay.

*I was one of three travel experts who came up with Wisconsin's 20 best attractions, featured in a USA Today Readers' Choice poll.

JULY 2017

*There's a cool, semi-abandoned shrine in Lake Wales, Florida, that makes an interesting stop.

*Need a challenge? Hike the Manitou Incline near Colorado Springs!

*This article I wrote on funeral procession laws and etiquette for HowStuffWorks.com generated a staggering number of comments and shares on the website's Facebook page.

JUNE 2017

*Traveling south on I-94 from the Twin Cities toward Chicago? Here's a great spot to hop off for some touring. 

*Getting the Ice Age Trail more publicity, this time in Midwest Living.

MAY 2017

*Cheryl Strayed, author of the popular hiking memoir Wild, told The New York Times that my book Thousand-Miler is on her summer reading list!

*Hiked another week on the Florida NST, and then knocked off my first 250 miles of the North Country NST. Only 4,350 miles to go on that one!

APRIL 2017

*Last fall I hiked Tiger Leaping Gorge, a trail in China that's famous with foreigners. Here's what it was like.

*Thousand-Miler is being well-received. The Associated Press ran a story about it that was picked up everywhere, including The New York Times. Cool!

*Fan of dietary supplements? Here's what you should know about them.

 

 

 

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