Feature Stories

USA Today Go Escape—magazines & special sections

Midwest Living

This wonderful regional magazine passionately captures life in the Midwest and thoroughly checks out everything it prints. I contribute to the annual Best of the Midwest Travel edition and ongoing bi-monthly magazine issues.

Twin Cities Star Tribune

Family Vacation Critic

This online website devotes itself to traveling with kids—which is its own kind of adventure. Look for resort reviews, the low-down on destinations and tips for parents.

  • A beginner’s how-to guide to family camping
  • Minocqua, Wis., Family Vacation
  • Traverse City, Mich., Family Vacation
  • Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
  • The Wilderness, Wisconsin Dells
  • Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells
  • Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, Calif.
  • Lake Superior Family Vacation
  • Brainerd Lakes Family Vacation
  • Black Hills Family Vacation


  • Adventures such as dog-sledding, caving, mountain-biking and rock-climbing.
  • Family travel.
  • Hands-on vacations such as art studios, cooking classes and farm stays.
  • Off-the-beaten-path discoveries from Finnish cafes to ice-fishing festivals.
  • Local foods (think farm-stands & markets, vineyards, slow-food cafes, and ethnic neighborhoods).
  • National and state parks.

Lisa Meyers McClintick
Freelance Travel Writer/Photographer
St. Cloud, Minnesota