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Theresa Carter - The Local Tourist Founder and Publisher, a.k.a. the boss

Hello Fellow Traveler! I'm the Emmy-winning founder and publisher of The Local Tourist. I've got insatiable curiosity, wanderlust, and an incurable need to use my words. In fact, I

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Last October I began a companion site to The Local Tourist that highlights what I like to call "Two Lane Gems."

How to be a Local Tourist

The Local Tourist has a simple goal: we want you to experience the fascination of a tourist while feeling the comfort of the local, no matter where you are.

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Have you ever ridden a zipline? Experience what it's like to ride a zipline with Long Hollow Canopy Tours in Galena. It's an experience you'll never forget, and one you'll want to repeat.

Goldmoor Inn Bed & Breakfast in Galena, Illinois, is an elegant getaway located on the Mississippi River.

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Summer’s just about over. The kids are back in school, the campgrounds are quiet, and the beaches are empty.

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