Meet Amy


Amy (3)Award-winning freelance travel writer, author and photographer, Amy Eckert has visited destinations throughout the world, from the islands of Malta to the Motor City, from Korea to Key West and hundreds of places in between. Amy has made a career of seeing the world and bringing the best to readers at home. Her specialties include travel in the American Midwest and the German-speaking nations; outdoor recreation and adventure travel; cultural travel; and food and wine destinations.

Amy has contributed to guidebooks ranging from Fodor’s Cuba guide to Michelin’s Germany guide, Frommer’s Europe by Rail, Harley-Davidson’s Ride Atlas of North America and 100 Things to Do in Detroit before You Die. Her writing has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and online, including the Chicago Tribune, Backpacker, AARP The Magazine, Alaska Airlines’ Beyond magazine, Midwest Living, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Westways, Hemispheres and numerous AAA titles.

What’s the question Amy’s most often asked? What’s her favorite travel destination. Her answer? The next one.


Amy is Past President of the Midwest Travel Journalists Association and
a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.