Despite spending all of my childhood in the Chicago suburbs, I found my adult self still living in the same area, mostly to be close to family. It suited me fine for the most part, until a trip to Yosemite National Park in 2006 changed me. Traveling suddenly became a passion. Wanting to share my love of the places I’ve visited, I started reviewing on Tripadvisor, but that wasn’t the right forum to allow me to express my opinions adequately. So I started this blog.
In addition to travel, I like to write about things I’m passionate about – whether it be health, gardening, home improvement, or something else I feel the need to share.
I’m a registered nurse (though not currently working), a mother of two daughters, and a tireless supporter of my hard-working husband. I want this blog to help people and to provide travel reviews, tips, and suggestions – and not to read like a luxury travel magazine. Most of us cannot travel the world in luxury and may never see the other hemisphere. But for the world we can see, maybe I can just make someone else’s vacation a little smarter, a little easier, and a whole lot more fun.
Please note that all of my reviews are my own. Unless otherwise stated, I am not compensated at all for any of them.
Feel free to reach out and contact me at EscapingtheMidwest@gmail.com.
Mitch Stevens | 1st Nov 15
I noticed that you tweeted one of my favorite topics, hiking and adventure recently. It’s funny; I actually have an article on the benefits of hiking coming out next week.
Let me know if you want a heads up when it comes out.
Julie | 1st Nov 15
Sure! I’d love to read it. Keep me posted!
Mitch Stevens | 2nd Nov 15
Here you go, Julie:
Would love to know what you think!
Andrea | 18th Jul 16
I have enjoyed reading your musings.
Enjo your wilderness vacation!
Julie | 18th Jul 16
Thanks Andrea! 🙂
Shawn Michaels | 28th Mar 17
I have an idea for an article titled ‘Top 7 Essentials to Carry on A Hike’ for your website. I think your audience would love to read it.
Would you be willing to take a look at it?
If not, I can write on any other topic you require.
P.S: The post will be shared with my 37k followers on Twitter.
Lourdes | 31st Oct 17
Hi Julie, I made a comment in the RDX topic and would like to remove my last name. Can you make that change? if it doesn’t work, can you remove my comment and resubmit a comment? Thanks!
Julie | 31st Oct 17
Hi Lourdes, I updated your comment and removed your last name. 🙂
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