Laura Martone has been an avid traveler since childhood. While growing up, she and her mother would often take long road trips to fascinating US landmarks, such as the Rocky Mountains and Monticello. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1998 with a dual degree in English and radio/TV/film, Laura continued to explore the United States with her husband, Daniel. Equally fond of cultural and natural wonders, she has a particular affinity for the state of Michigan, where she spends her summers.
Laura first traveled to the Great Lakes State in 2000 to visit her husband’s family and has experienced a lot of this diverse locale ever since. She’s searched for Petoskey stones along the shores of Lake Superior, picked wild blueberries in the woods of the Lower Peninsula, toured an active GM truck plant in the Flint area, explored the art galleries of Saugatuck and Douglas, and attended the National Cherry Festival in Traverse Cityand she’s not done yet.
When not in Michigan, Laura operates two film festivals with her husband and spends much of her time in New Orleans. She’s contributed articles to National Geographic Traveler, MotorHome, Route 66 Magazine, RV Journal, and The Ecotourism Observer. In addition, she’s written and edited several other guidebooks, including Moon New Orleans, Moon Florida Keys, Moon Baja RV Camping, and Moon Metro Los Angeles. For more about Laura's travels, visit her websites at wanderingsoles.com and americannomadtravel.com.