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Michelle Peters - Stride Destination Expert

Travel copywriter specializing in high-end hospitality and tour companies around the world.
New England (in particular, Vermont and Maine); Banff and Jasper, Alberta, Canada; Seattle and the Pacific North West
Running and biking to get a feel for the lay of the land; getting lost in a new city on long walks; and making it a mission to discover the best bakery of any destination
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Michelle considers herself lucky to be able to travel the world from the comfort of her home office in Seattle (with three young kids running underfoot) while working with some of the world’s most inspiring travel companies.

For 20 years, she has combined her “word nerd” tendencies with a yen for travel and outdoor adventure, allowing her to write and edit hotel catalogs featuring the most incredible hideaways around the globe, direct mail about everything from skiing in the Alps to Antarctic exploration, email newsletters and blogs about gourmet globetrotting and family vacation spots, and hiking and travel guidebooks.

A Vermont native who now lives in the equally picturesque Pacific Northwest, Michelle has visited, in addition to most States, England, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Brazil, the Caribbean, Fiji, Mexico and Canada, and is currently setting her sights on the Torres del Paine in Chile, New Zealand (from the tippy top of the North Island to the southernmost point of the South Island), Greece (to indulge her eldest son’s mythology fascinations) and northern Italy (to hike, eat and visit dear friends).

When not carting children around to various school and sporting events, she is planning family camping trips, reading, training for a bike ride from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, and daydreaming about retiring in Jasper, Alberta.

Favorite Trip

Without a doubt, Michelle’s longest anticipated trip to this point in her life, and the most enjoyable, was a recent family camping trip in Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada.

The first time she visited was at the age of 18 months, in a VW Beetle with her young parents – who drove straight from Maine to Banff – and she’d been dreaming of returning ever since. The peaks, the valleys, the waterfalls, the turquoise lakes, the grand scale, the quietude … it didn’t disappoint.

Next Trip

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks with the family, to inspire our kids’ love of the outdoors and camping, to introduce them to unfettered landscapes and wildlife and to cement in their little minds why it’s important that we all do our best to take care of this earth we call home.

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