Since 2001, Ginger Truitt’s award-winning column has appeared weekly in Midwest newspapers. She has also been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Bedpan Banter (an anthology of medical humor), church newsletters, her high school newspaper, and most notably, the Barry Manilow fan club magazine.

With five kids, Ginger spends most of her time snuggling the littles, laughing with the middles, and texting with the oldest.   In her “spare time” she enjoys remodeling their 100 year old farmhouse, and eating chocolate. Sometimes, late at night, she takes out the sparkly tiara she won as Mrs. Boone County and wears it while surfing the web.

She boasts an impressive array of refrigerator magnets from her various travels, and an equally impressive collection of dust bunnies from all the places her broom has never traveled.

She was leading the life of an average midwest housewife, when she was suddenly thrust into a life of world traveling!  In Ginger’s words: “When my husband started his own Building Automation company, my view changed from corn in its various stages of growth to views like the Panama Canal, the Berlin Wall, and Mt. Ararat!”

It’s not often that a man is willing to take his wife and five kids along on business trips, let alone trips that are halfway around the world!  Ginger’s upcoming book will tell the stories, but, in the meantime, enjoy the pictures under the travel tabs on this blog.