About the BLT
The Blog for Lifestyle & Travel was born in January of 2015 and features a little bit of everything from travel tips and family-oriented activities to top festivals and more. The BLT is your one stop shop for travel-related entertainment and information with a wealth of fresh, shareable content for your enjoyment. So dive in, click around, and satisfy your wanderlust with new insights and ideas for all your upcoming adventures.
I was born on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and before long, my parents decided to move to the middle of nowhere in northwest Indiana. I’ve been writing ever since I can remember and had my first work published at the age of 16 in a devotional for teens. I spend a lot of time writing listicles for the Blog for Lifestyle & Travel, so naturally I like to break everything down into little subheads.
My name is Kristen D., and I am from California (the city, not the state). I discovered my passion for writing when I was a teenager thanks to amazing books and teachers. After graduating high school, I went on to attend OTC in Springfield, MO where I studied education. I have worked with Vacations Made Easy since February of 2015, and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and have been living in Missouri since I was about four. Like most children, I went through a stage where I tended to correct people, especially where grammar was concerned. While I eventually gained more tact in dealing with people, I never really grew out of being bothered by incorrect grammar and conjugation. So, it was to the surprise of no one that I turned my grammar nazi tendencies into a career working with the written word.
When I was small, my family moved from Fayetteville, NC, to Buffalo, MO, which is only a short distance from Springfield. I have been working for Vacations Made Easy since February 2016 and I love learning new things which makes the BLT a perfect match! I have two children at home, and when I am not working I enjoy lifting weights, staying active, and spending time with my family.
I am from Van Buren, MO (not the one in Arkansas) and I moved to Springfield in 2014. I began working for Vacations Made Easy in March 2016, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to work on the BLT and help promote and spread the word about all of our interesting articles. When I'm not working on the blog, I spend a lot of time outdoors or with my German shepherd, Phoenix.