Whether looking for a quote about travel, information on visiting Ireland, or camping tips, Jody Halsted is a sought after expert.
Jody was honored to win 1st Place in the Blog category of the 2019 Midwest Travel Journalists Association (MTJA) Mark Twain Journalism Contest for her website Ireland Family Vacations.
Jody was quoted in the article 10 Steps to Prepare Your RV for Storage after a Summer Road Trip at Business Insider.
Twist Travel Magazine chose Jody to create most of the content for their Ireland issue (Pages 65-77, summer 2019).
Jody was honored to teach the professional development session at the spring 2019 Midwest Travel Journalists Association conference in Pigeon Forge, TN. The session topic was SEO and why it matters even if you don’t have a website.
The Wild Atlantic Way chose one of Jody’s images from Sheeps Head Peninsula to feature in their #MyWildAtlanticWay promotion. Find it in the video below.
Jody was honored to win 1st Place in the Digital category of the 2018 Midwest Travel Journalists Association (MTJA) Mark Twain Journalism Contest for her Traveling in Ireland podcast.
Considering a Black Hills vacation? Jody joined Kim & Tamara on the Vacation Mavens podcast to talk about things to do in the Black Hills!
Interested in magical spots or haunted Ireland? Jody joined Ciaran on the Supernatural Travel Tales podcast to share her favorite magical and mystical sites in Ireland.
Jody was thrilled to be profiled in the Traveler Tuesday series at Misadventures with Andi.
Looking for a unique camping experience? Travel Iowa hired Jody to find and write about the Most Unique Camping Adventures in Iowa.
Planning a trip to Dublin? Jody shared the best day trips from Ireland’s capital city– no car or tour group required!- at Kids Are a Trip.
Jody contributed one of her favorite Midwest playgrounds, Storybook Land in Aberdeen, South Dakota, to the Amazing Playgrounds in the Midwest article at Minivan Adventures.
Jody shared her insight on why Ireland is the best country for a road trip at Auto Accessories Garage.
Jody was hired by Travel Iowa (Iowa tourism) to share her camping expertise! Check out her Guide to Iowa RV Camping.
Jody was a featured speaker on the panel How to Stay Afloat in a Changing Travel Media Profession at the 2018 NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Conference in Branson, MO.
Jody was honored to win a Bronze award for her book Planning the Ireland Vacation of Your Dreams in the 2017 NATJA Awards Travel Book or Guide Category, as well as two finalist awards for Ireland articles.
Jody was featured in this article on Skyword : What Irish Tourism Marketing Can Tell Us About the Value of Authentic Storytelling.
Jody was featured on An Epic Education podcast talking (and talking… and talking!) all things Ireland travel!
Jody was invited to sit down with Tourism Ireland CEO, Niall Gibbons to talk about Ireland’s popularity, tourism initiatives, and events to add to your calendar. Listen here.
Jody was the featured guest on This Week in Travel Podcast #219, sharing all about Ireland with an emphasis on family travel in Ireland.
Thinking about a trip to Ireland? Jody released Planning the Ireland Vacation of Your Dreams– a step by step guide to planning the Irish vacation you’ve been dreaming of!
Check out Jody’s tips on Ireland’s two main airports in Irish Fireside’s article Choosing the Right Irish Airport.
Jody was featured by Expedia.ie in their article 28 Travel Bloggers Reveal their 72 Favourite Places in Ireland. Jody’s recommendations can be found at #20.
Jody was hired by Clear Lake, Iowa CVB to write a two page camping spread in the 2016 Destination: Clear Lake visitors guide.
Jody was the featured family travel expert in the Woman’s World article Road Trip Fun, July 2015
Jody was named one of the Top 20 Family Travel Bloggers of 2015 by Holiday Lettings from Trip Advisor.
Quoted in Today.com : Making the most of a rainy family vacation
Thrilled to have been profiled in the February 2012 issue of Des Moines Woman magazine.