Chasing Laura Ingalls Wilder: traveling through her world, one homesite at a time

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My story about traveling to the upper-Midwestern Little House sites, "Little Trip on the Prairie," appeared in the June 2010 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

“Little Trip on the Prairie”

In 2008, FamilyFun magazine was looking for a writer for a Little House travel story. A colleague of mine suggested […]

Looking at the farmhouse from inside the buggy house at the Almanzo Wilder Farm in Malone, New York

So What Are These “Homesites,” Anyway?

What are these strange things called “homesites”? Homesites is a term assumed by Laurafans (itself its own self-created term) to […]


“No Dogs Allowed.”

The homesite in Independence, Kansas claims the distinction of being the very first homesite I ever visited, way back in […]

Ask Little House Travel

Planning a Little House trip and need to work out some details? Trying to figure out when and where to […]

The beginning: Lake Pepin, where it all began for Laura Ingalls Wilder, author

“Ambition Is Necessary to Accomplishment.”

My goals for the WordCount Blogathon are twofold. Primarily, I am going to write about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s homesites — […]

Railroad tracks adjacent to Silver Lake in De Smet, South Dakota

So Many Ways of Seeing Things and So Many Ways of Saying Them

If you’re interested in learning more about traveling to the Little House homesites, or you just want to hear about […]

Gift Store in Walnut Grove, Minnesota

The Art of Renovation

One of the nice things about traveling to the Little House sites — “homesites,” we Laurafans call them — more […]

Welcome to Little House Travel

You’ve read the books. Perhaps your mother read them first. Maybe now your kids are, too. You’ve followed Laura Ingalls […]