Everywhere and everything can be a trip if you look at it right. So go to Buenos Aires. Go to Branson. Go camping. Go couch surfing. Go to a neighborhood on the other side of the city. Go to the corner store. Go home again–seriously, try it. Go west, young man. Go south for the winter. Go far, far away, and don’t tell anybody where you’re going or when you’ll be back. Go to a massive all-inclusive resort in Cancun with fourteen of your new best friends. Go on a plane. Go on a bike. Go back in time in a book (or in a time machine–Do you have a time machine? Can we borrow it?). Go to that little bistro that you wandered across once that was on 3rd Ave. or maybe 2nd and you’ll never be able to find it again. Go to your happy place. Go to a scary place. Go. Go. Go.
Brooke Pudar, editor in chief
Brooke is a writer and editor living in Wheaton, Illinois, where she alternately tends and neglects her garden. She’d like to move to Bend, Oregon, even though she’s never been there.
Favorite Travel Moment: Standing knee-deep in the Virgin River in the Narrows of Zion National Park, miles from the nearest human being.
Where I’m Going in 2015: Patagonia in southern Chile and Argentina, Oregon, Grand Canyon to hike rim to rim, and, of course, Yosemite.
Expert on: national parks, hiking, culinary travel, custom travel planning
Laura Bolesta, art director
Laura is a recovering artist and a production manager at a small press. She lives in Horner Park West, Chicago, in a falling-down house with her husband, 2 cats, and dog. She drives Claire’s ass around.
Favorite Travel Moment: Sitting in the sun on a park bench, watching people, preferably with a beer in hand. This can be done in many, if not all, places.
Where I’m Going Next: Probably the Grand Canyon, or somewhere “out west.” The next international trip will be to Prague, but who knows when that will be.
Expert on: Photography, staying home, cooking, destroying houses. Intermediate proficiency in putting houses back together.