An award-winning writer and editor, TerriColbyTerri Colby is a Chicago journalist who loves to travel. Recent international destinations have included India, Spain, Britain, Canada’s oh-so-lovely British Columbia and Mexico, a perennial favorite. Spas always seem to be a part of the itinerary. Turkey and Morocco are high on the list of  must-visit locales.

Terri’s  wide-ranging career has included stints at The Chicago Tribune, The Associated Press and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her most recent posts at the Chicago Tribune were as a features editor for the Travel and Books sections. Books are her other passion and there will be regular book reviews posted here in a category called Reading on the Road.  Terri holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a master’s in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois.

When she’s not on the road or writing about travel, Terri is a freelance writer and editor whose clients have included Columbia College Chicago, the John Marshall Law School, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Forbes Travel Guide’s new online site and the College of Education at the University of Illinois Chicago. 

A Chicagoan by birth and by choice, Terri is serious about exploring the world, but  there’s nowhere else she could ever call home. Her husband and two children share her love of travel, but she’s been known to leave them at home when she hits the road.

Terri has had travel pieces published recently in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and Cafe magazine. She also writes for a number of online endeavors in addition to this blog, including Examiner.com, where she is the Chicago Getaways Examiner, writing about destinations worldwide for a Chicago audience, GoGalavanting.com and Stripedpot.com, a new travel zine.

A member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the Association of Women Journalists, Terri also takes photos to accompany her stories and loves the view from the front seat of a float plane that she documented in the photo at the top of this page.

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  1. Teri, Congratulations on the launch of your website! I really love the view from your float plane trip. I’m looking forward to reading more of your travels. Thanks for checking out all the hot spots. In a few years, I might be able to join you on a trip farther than Blue Island, Illinois. Enjoy your travels!

  2. Dear Terri,

    Wow!!!!!!!!! What have you done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I may have to hire someone to just answer the phones. Thank you so very,very, much. What a kind and informative article that you wrote on the Inn at Union Pier. The response to the article has been phenomenal. If there’s anything I can do to repay your generosity, please let me know. I don’t know if it would proper in the world of journalism; but I would be delighted to offer you a return trip on us so that you can enjoy the relaxation that Harbor Country has to offer. Again, thank you so much for the article and if I can do anything for you, please give email me at info@innatunionpier.com or call me at 269-469-4700.

    Best Regards,

    Bill Jann

  3. Fascinating piece on the Nile cruise. Well done.
    Pardon if the following questions are glaringly obvious: Is the cruise round-trip? Does the cruise have a stop at the pyramids or does one have to make their own arrangements as you did in Cairo? Was your flight to Abu Simbel included in the cruise? If not, was it taken mid-cruise? Was it a day trip or overnight? What did that flight cost you? How did you arrange it?
    Much obliged…bdj

  4. Hello Terri, Thank you for your piece about Going Dark. I just found it. Are you open to connecting with me on this topic? I am a newly appointed Dark Sky Ambassador for the International Astronomical Union. I got appointed for my work in the realm of Dark Sky awareness since 1987 and my performance about this topic, ” Luma: Art In Darkness” has played the Chicago area several times over the last 20 years. I recently presented as keynote speaker on Astro-Tourism for the Nebraska Tourism board and two consecutive years for International Dark Sky Association. There is a local Chicago movement that is working to change the night-scape with a new light-scape and could use a voice like yours. I myself live in Idaho not far from the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve and given 80% of North Americans can’t see the Milky Way and over 80% of the world’s population is living under some form of light pollution, Astro-Tourism will continue to rise. I do hope to hear from you. Sincerely M.Marlin

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