The Local Tourist Publishing

The Local Tourist is proud to present the following books by award-winning author Theresa L. Goodrich.

Complete Road Trip Guide for grown-ups

COMPLETE Road Trip Guide (for grown-ups)

Ready to hit the road? Skip the stress and have an amazing adventure with this no-fluff guide to planning your perfect road trip.

Are road trips in your travel plans? Lucky you! Planning a road trip is exciting. The freedom. The anticipation. The lure of adventure. It’s all part of the experience.

What shouldn’t be part of the experience? Stress! The Complete Road Trip Guide (for grown-ups) will make planning your perfect road trip adventure easy, whether you’re going away for a weekend or taking a much longer getaway.


Living Landmarks of Chicago: Tantalizing tales and skyscraper stories; bringing Chicago's landmarks to life

Living Landmarks of Chicago

Tantalizing tales and skyscraper stories: bringing Chicago’s landmarks to life

Living Landmarks of Chicago goes beyond the what, when, and where to tell the how and why of 50 Chicago landmarks. From the parlor used as a meat locker to the fight over the Field Museum, history comes to life in these tantalizing tales and skyscraper stories.


Midwest Road Trip Adventures

Midwest Road Trip Adventures

Travel along some of the most storied highways and byways in the nation, including The Great River Road and Route 66. Stops include historic lighthouses along the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio, canyons in Kansas, crystal clear springs in Michigan, Underground Railroad history in Illinois, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, and authentic fish boils in Wisconsin’s Door County. Movie fans can visit the ballpark from “A League of Their Own” in Indiana or tour the Iowa covered bridges showcased in the “The Bridges of Madison County.”


Two Lane Gems, Vol. 1

Turkeys are Jerks and Other Observations from an American Road Trip

This fun and uplifting travel memoir is a road trip romp from the Chicago area to San Diego and back. Theresa L. Goodrich grabs her laptop, her camera, and her journal and makes (asks, she means, asks) her husband, Jim, to drive 6,479.5 miles through thirteen states so she can fulfill a childhood dream.


Two Lane Gems, Vol. 2

Bison are Giant and Other Observations from an American Road Trip

Theresa L. Goodrich and her ever-so-patient husband, Jim, embark on a cross-country adventure through the northwest. Departing from the Chicago-area, the couple heads for the Oregon coast with a loosey-goosey itinerary and a bucket of trail mix.