Beth Blair is an award-winning freelance writer. As a former flight attendant and mother of three, she has focused on family travel, airlines, aviation, and lifestyle topics. Currently she is based in Minnesota and is author of The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America (Unofficial Guides, 2016), the first consumer guidebook ever written on the mall. She also authored Break into Travel Writing (Hodder-Stoughton and McGraw-Hill, 2012). Online she is co-owner of TheVacationGals.com: Adventures Away, Happiness at Home. She was the 2013 Shape Magazine Weight Loss Diary columnist and the 2015 Culturelle travel expert and spokesperson.
Beth’s articles have been featured in BBC Travel, Forbes Travel Guide, AAA Traveler, MN Parent, Global Traveler, Destination 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.
In the 2016 Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central Chapter Writing Contest Beth won Bronze for her articles published in BBC Travel and AAA Traveler while TheVacationGals.com won Gold for Best Travel Blog or Website.
In 2012 TheVacationGals.com won Gold in the Travel Blog category in the prestigious 28th annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition presented by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.
Contact Beth at bethblairwrites @ gmail.com.