Welcome to The Local Tourist

The Local Tourist digs deep into destinations with passion and insight, focusing on culture, history, the great outdoors, and tips on how to enjoy it all.

What is a Local Tourist?

The Local Tourist has a simple goal:
to help you experience the fascination of a tourist while feeling the comfort of the local, no matter where you are.

How to be a Local Tourist

Please allow me to introduce myself

Hi. My name’s Theresa and I’m The Local Tourist. Have we met? Well, then, please allow me to introduce myself.

Theresa L. Goodrich, founder and publisher of The Local Tourist

Road Trips

There’s nothing like hittin’ the road for a great adventure! Check out these guides before you venture out.

Ultimate Road Trip Planner

Experience the freedom of the open road with this Ultimate Road Trip Planner. Find out what to do before you go, your road trip essentials, the best road trip apps, and more.


Mother Nature’s a magnificent artist with limitless creativity.
Step into her gallery and get some fresh air.


Destination Guides

Go beyond the standard “what to do” with these in-depth destination guides.

Sheboygan: Who Knew?

I’d been in Sheboygan for less than 24 hours when I saw the t-shirt: “Sheboygan. Who knew?” it asked. I certainly didn’t. I had an idea I would like it….


Dig deep into a destination: arts, history, food & drink, people, and more.


This is a happy place

Our philosophy is all about making the world a better place through meaningful and fun experiences.

Learn more about TLT

As seen in…

Travel & Adventure Show
Explore Elgin Area
Visit Hendricks County
Bravo Magazine, November 2019
Visit McHenry County