Beth Blair is a wife, mother of three, stepmother of two, 3rd grade Brownie Troop Leader, and a Minnesota-based travel and lifestyle writer, blogger and author of the book Break into Travel Writing (Hodder-Stoughton, 2012 and McGraw-Hill, 2013). She was also the 2013 Shape Magazine Weight Loss Diary columnist.

Writer: Beth’s articles have been featured in Catholic Digest, Global TravelerDestination Weddings & HoneymoonsAviation Security International, AirTran Airways GO, St. Paul Pioneer PressMidwest Meetings, Toastmasters, Savvy.MN, FoxNews.com, CBSMinnesota.com, Prime Kansas City, HerLife, State Farm’s Good Neighbor, Hybrid Mom, Draft, Arizona Star, Tucson Citizen, Tucson Newcomer and Tourist Guide, Arizona Bride, Desert Leaf, Oro Valley/Marana, Tucson Bridal, Association News, Christian Science Monitor, Central Penn Parent, Long Island Mothers Journal, SheKnows.com, BabyZone.com. 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.

Blogger: In the blogosphere, Beth co-owns TheVacationGals.com with two other writers. SATW Lowell Thomas Award The site 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).