Jessie Fetterling became a travel junkie early on in life when she went on road trips across the United States every year with her family. Being from Kansas City, it was easy to drive somewhat quickly to both coasts, stopping along the way to see Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon or the town where Elvis was born. In college, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and turned that love for travel into a career when she started writing for travel publications. She is a published author after writing a guidebook about Oakland, titled "100 Things to Do in Oakland Before You Die," available on Amazon. She has also written travel articles that were published by Where San Francisco, TravelAge West, Prevue, Diablo, Smart Meetings, Money and Hopper.com. Her expertise in group travel writing has taken her everywhere from South Africa to South Korea to the Caribbean. She loves writing about food, local cultures, music and environmental awareness, and she is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.
When she is not travel writing, she is staying busy as director of editorial operations at Big Edition, overseeing content for the company's five branded sites. She also freelances about architecture, cooking, sustainability and women's issues. She has written articles that were published by Mother Earth News, GoodMenProject.com, The Press Democrat, Sonoma Magazine, The Establishment, School Construction News, Correctional News, Acoustic Guitar, Strings and Ravishly.com, to name a few. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English—both from the University of Kansas. Rock Chalk!