Katherine Rodeghier

During her extensive career as a travel journalist, Kathy has researched destinations in nearly 100 countries and has taken cruises across the globe. Her travel experiences span all seven continents, including close encounters with penguins and leopard seals in Antarctica, lions in Tanzania and tortoises in the Galapagos Islands. She has waded into a cranberry marsh in Wisconsin, danced the two-step in the Texas Hill Country and hiked into Havasupai Canyon in Arizona. Her travel journalism career began in suburban Chicago writing and editing an award-winning newspaper travel section for the Daily Herald. She continues to write about travel as freelancer for the Daily Herald as well as for other newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Dallas Morning News. Her work also can be found in Global Traveler magazine, Cruise Travel magazine and auto club publications and on websites FoodieTravelUSA.com and GoNOMAD.com among others. She’s a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, is on the board of Midwest Travel Journalists Association.