Laura Manske loves to unearth travel joys on her frequent globetrotting adventures. For her readers, she turns up fun finds and top tips, while focusing on hot spots, warm people, and cool stuff. Manske also captures the beauty and humor of destinations through her camera lens.

Manske has been an on-staff editor at many women's magazines, overseeing vacation coverage, and, in addition, has frequently written about travel for Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Parents, American Baby, Family Circle, Woman's Day, and InStyle, among other publications. Her book, Family Travel: The Farther You Go, The Closer You Get, is an anthology of passionate and lively stories about how travel can restore, revitalize, and reconnect loved ones of all ages. She has often been interviewed on radio and TV, including on CNN, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.

Manske has visited most U.S. states, explored 70+ countries, and cruised 60+ ships. One of her favorite sensations is when an airplane's wheels lift off a runway and tuck — with a gentle thump — into its underbelly. Aloft!