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


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


This is a happy place

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

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As seen in…

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