Lisa Waterman Gray

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Lisa Waterman Gray has savored exquisite cuisine in Quebec Province and northern Italy, ridden in a pickup truck before a thundering Kansas buffalo herd, and toured natural Arizona landmarks with Native American guides. During summer 2011, The Countryman Press/W.W. Norton published her 400-page book – An Explorer’s Guide: Kansas. She has written for three AAA magazines and three state magazines and also scouted extensively for Midwest Living. Other clients have included USA Today.com, offbeattravel.com and VisitKC.com. Her YouTube channel features more than 40 slideshows and she has been interviewed numerous times on radio and television. Lisa has also worked as a restaurant hostess and cook, and a catering staff member. Contact Lisa through her website or by email.

Posts by Lisa Waterman Gray

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  • 1
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    To trust my gut when making decisions, particularly if I’m traveling alone. For instance, if I need to ask for directions I’m very careful to choose someone who feels very approachable and ‘safe.’

  • 2
    What's your most exciting or surprising travel experience?

    It’s hard to choose just one. But among them was when I visited a rancher’s buffalo herd, in Southwest Kansas. As I anchored myself in the pickup’s flatbed so that I could take pictures, the rancher’s son threw food to the buffalo as the rancher drove. So got to watch and photograph dozens of buffalo as they ran towards us.

  • 3
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    I really enjoy riding on Amtrak, which I have done for 18 hours to Albuquerque and about four hours to St. Louis. I like being able to relax or work amid plenty of room and nice views.

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    Do you prefer traveling alone or with a companion? Why?

    I really enjoy traveling alone because I can choose an itinerary that interests me a lot and a timetable that I prefer. But traveling with a companion is also nice because then I have somebody to share memories with.