I have almost 30 years of award-winning journalism experience, beginning in newspapers before moving into magazines, online sites, guidebooks and apps. I covered everything from nuclear power plants to local government before moving toward creative lifestyle, food, parenting, gardening and travel features that interest me the most.


  • First place, newspaper article; honorable mention, photojournalism, 2016 Mark Twain Awards, Midwest Travel Writers Association.
  • Second place, newspaper travel feature on a U.S./Canadian destination, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), Central States, 2013.
  • Third place, action photography; honorable mention for U.S. scenery and for food photography reflecting local cultures, SATW, Central States, 2012.
  • Third place, Newspaper feature-international, SATW, Central States 2011.
  • Third place, Past meeting location photo; third place, humorous photo; SATW, Central States, 2011.
  • First Place, Other (New Media), Mark Twain Awards, 2008.
  • Third Place, Newspaper feature, Mark Twain Awards through Midwest Travel Writers Association, 2007.
  • Second Place, Photojournalism, Mark Twain Awards, 2004.


Contact me if you’re interested in public speaking on family travel, ways to save money while traveling, cultural travel, travel writing or working successfully (and sanely) from home.

I also teach classes on memoir writing, creative writing, journaling and sketchbooking.

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