About

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 here we are…

I’m a mother of two daughters and a tireless supporter of my hard-working husband.  I want this blog to be of use to people, to provide reviews, tips, and suggestions, instead of reading like a 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.

Happy travels!

Julie

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Mitch Stevens November 1, 2015 at 10:11 am

Hi Julie,

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.

Cheers,

Mitch Stevens

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Julie November 1, 2015 at 11:19 am

Sure! I’d love to read it. Keep me posted!

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Mitch Stevens November 2, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Here you go, Julie:

http://southwestdiscoveries.com/benefits-hiking-15-tips-jump-start-path-longevity-today/

Would love to know what you think!
Mitch

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Andrea July 18, 2016 at 7:09 am

Hi Julie,
I have enjoyed reading your musings.
Enjo your wilderness vacation!
Andrea

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Julie July 18, 2016 at 9:42 pm

Thanks Andrea! 🙂

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Shawn Michaels March 28, 2017 at 5:14 am

Hello,

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.

Cheers,
Shawn Michaels

P.S: The post will be shared with my 37k followers on Twitter.

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