Beth Blair is a Minnesota-based travel and lifestyle writer. She is author of the forthcoming Unofficial Guide to the 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. She is currently Culturelle’s 2015 travel expert and spokesperson.

Beth’s articles have been featured in BBC Travel, Forbes Travel GuideAAA Traveler, Global TravelerCatholic DigestDestination Weddings & Honeymoons, St. Paul Pioneer PressAviation Security International, AirTran Airways GOMidwest 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.

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.

Beth is married to the charming and handsome Jeff Blair, mother of three, stepmother of two young adults, and a 4th grade Junior Girl Scout Troop Leader. She and her family love trains, planes, automobiles, bikes, and any other form of transportation that promises an adventure.

Please contact her at bethblairwrites @ gmail.com.

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