Whether looking for a quote about family travel, information on visiting Ireland, or just a mom’s point of view, Jody Halsted is a sought after expert.
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!
In January 2018 Jody launched Camping Tips for Everyone where the only wrong way to camp is to not camp at all! Jody and her team of writers share tips for all types of camping- from roughing it in a tent to the luxury of glamping!- in a no judgement zone designed to help you find your camping personality and get outdoors!
As the Ireland contributor for Flight Network, Jody shares her extensive Ireland travel knowledge on a regular basis.
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.
Jody Halsted was honored as a finalist in the 2016 NATJA awards in the category Illustrated Story, Online Publication for her article Get Out of the RV: 5 Restaurants That are Worth the Stop for The Scenic Route at GoRVing.
Ireland Family Vacations was profiled on the Ireland Chauffeur Travel website.
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
Family Rambling was featured with 24 other top family travel blogs in Trip Advisor’s Vacation Rentals blog sharing our #1 vacation destination.
Jody was named one of the Top 20 Family Travel Bloggers of 2015 by Holiday Lettings from Trip Advisor.
Family Rambling was named one of the Top 25 Family Travel Blogs to Follow in 2014 by FlipKey.
Quoted in Today.com : Making the most of a rainy family vacation
Jody was featured on WHO TV as their travel expert, February 18, 2013
Break Into Travel Writing: Hodder Education 2012 Quoted as Case Study: Benefits of Conferences for Travel Writers pages 217-218
Ireland with Kids was featured in The Glove Box blog as one of the great Ireland travel blogs.
Jody Halsted talks about being an Iowa travel blogger and international business at the State of Now/ DM 140 Conference
I’m thrilled to have my Easter Far From Home post at Family Rambling featured on Hershey’s Bunny Trail this Easter!
WorldTravelMom interviews me about Iowa and Ireland. Check out the Travel Mom Spotlight.
The inside scoop on why we love Ireland for fun family vacations at WanderingEducators.com. Read the interview.
Thrilled to have been profiled in the February 2012 issue of Des Moines Woman magazine.