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Tag along with me and discover how to have a successful career and still travel often. Find better balance in life, work, and play. I am an author, adventure traveler, volleyballer, biker, hiker, golfer, and yogi…I prefer life NOT on the couch. My job as a travel writer is to be an ambassador for increasing travel dosage, not work hours, and to inspire you to take the trip. 

West Michigan is home base for me to write and co-own FineLine Creative, a digital marketing company founded in 2003. In the blog and just released book, Travel Light discover trip ideas, people, adventure and twists/turns that will make you laugh. Come with me and travel your way to happy. Click here for BOOK SPECIAL OFFERS!

Rugged Luxury (Michigan’s Upper Peninsula)

Lake Superior whipped up a September gale and slowed the RV down considerably as we made our way across the Mackinaw Bridge, to Marquette then to Copper Harbor at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Four important appendages (mountain bikes) were racked on the back of the RV. Instead of tent camping, Josh and I readily accepted Steve and Kim’s invitation to glamp in their new 32-foot Newmar class-A rig...

Poop in a Group (Backpacking the Manistee River Trail)

It was the first time in three years that we did not have severe weather to contend with on the annual nieces and nephews’ backpacking adventure. There were, however, plenty of other happenings that keep the drama and laugh meter high. We added another nephew to the mix, bringing the total to six kids and two adults. Our troop included Delaney - 15, Olivia – 14, Luke – 12, Jude...

Exotic Indiana

As a travel writer, I get this question a lot: Where’s your next trip? Usually, it’s a quick top-of-mind answer, but now, my answers are nebulous and messy. “Well, we were planning a Lake Superior Circle Tour road trip, but we have to wait because the Canadian border is closed.” We’ve all had to alter plans and not just where we are going on vacation. The changes are important topics...