• You’ll be notified by email when new members-only, AD-FREE posts (1 - 2x a month) are published.

  • You'll be the FIRST to know when The Local Tourist podcast is launched and will hear new episodes before anybody else!

  • You'll automatically be entered to win a monthly drawing for a matted 8 x 10 photo from my travels.

  • First access to Living Landmarks of Chicago Virtual Tours + Q&A

  • One FREE Digital Download of one my travel photos each month, with permission to print.

  • I'll give you a YOU ROCK shout-out on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram stories.

  • AND you'll be supporting me on a monthly basis, helping to keep this happy place alive. AREN'T YOU AWESOME!

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Hi! My name's Theresa, and I'm the founder and publisher of The Local Tourist and Your Chicago Guide.

For eighteen years, I've been telling people where to go. I've sent out a weekly newsletter for about fifteen of them, highlighting places to go and things to do. For the past year, I've also sent out Wanderlust Wednesday, providing travel tips and inspiration.

We've always been a free resource funded by ads and ticket purchases, and those aren't really a thing right now. As you can imagine, we've taken a huge hit.

If you enjoy the weekly newsletter and the events calendar and all of the content on Your Chicago Guide (formerly The Local Tourist Chicago), if you enjoy my in-depth stories about beautiful and quirky destinations on The Local Tourist, would you consider buying me a coffee? It would help keep me going during this truly uncertain time. 

There are two options: Membership, which gives you access to exclusive, ad-free content monthly + a YOU ROCK shout-out, and Support, which is a one-time way to say thanks.

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May's FREE Photo Download!

May 20, 2020

Each month members can download a gorgeous photo for FREE. They can print it, save it as wallpaper, do whatever they want! It's a $29.99 value. This month's image: Devils Tower National Monument.If yo... see more

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YOU could win one of these gorgeous photos!

Apr 29, 2020

Each month, I'm giving away a matted 8 x 10 photo from my travels. All supporters are automatically entered to win this monthly drawing during the month they contributed. All members are automatically... see more

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Theresa Goodrich 27d
Congratulations, Mervette! She's the April winner of one of these photos!

John bought 3 coffees.

Thank you, kind sir!

JG is now a member.
Doreen Carlson bought a coffee.

Thank you!

Karen Goodrich
Karen Goodrich is now a member.

Good morning Theresa, from  hot & hotter, southern Cal.   Have a great day.  Love you, Mom G

Thank you! Love you!

John bought 3 coffees.

Looking forward to the Book! Enjoy your coffee

Thank you! You're going to love it!