Beth Blair is a Minnesota-based travel and lifestyle writer. She is author of the forthcoming The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America (Unofficial Guides, 2016), the first guidebook ever written on the mall. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. She also authored Break into Travel Writing (Hodder-Stoughton, 2012 and McGraw-Hill, 2013). She is co-owner of TheVacationGals.com and in 2013 she was the Shape Magazine Weight Loss Diary columnist and Culturelle’s 2015 travel expert and spokesperson.

Beth’s articles have been featured in BBC Travel, Forbes Travel GuideAAA Traveler, MN Parent, Global TravelerDestination Weddings & Honeymoons, St. Paul Pioneer Press and many others. Her work has also appeared in numerous anthologies, including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and she was named first-place winner in the 2010 Writer’s Market “Freelance Success Stories” contest.

TheVacationGals.comSATW Lowell Thomas Award  won Gold in the Travel Blog category in the 28th annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition (2012) presented by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.

Please contact her at bethblairwrites @ gmail.com.

Beth is a member of SATW (Society of American Travel Writers).