Janet Groene

Travelwriter, Columnist, Author

A paid, freelance journalist since the age of 12, Janet Groene (GRAYnee) was a junior high school student when the local weekly newspaper hired her as a stringer. More than two dozen books and thousands of magazine features later, Janet is a full-time writer whose lance remains free.

Groene began freelancing in earnest as a way to work at home and choose her own hours when her husband, Gordon, was a professional pilot. While still in their young 30's the couple sold everything, bought a sailing sloop and left cold winters behind. For ten years, the Groenes were happily homeless, sailing the tropics in winter and summering in their fully self-contained, 21-foot diesel RV.

It soon became clear that Janet's writing and Gordon's photography could sustain them in a new career as professional travelwriters. When assignments began taking them all over the world to write about sailing and powerboating they sold their boat and settled in Florida. They still have the RV. Gordon's health keeps him closer to home now so, when they aren't traveling in the RV, Janet travels alone now to most of her assignments.

Travel writer Janet Groene likes Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas, Israel: Travel Tidbits For September 3, 2013
September 3, 2013
Festifall brings food, music and fun to Lakewood, Wisconsin on September 14. Did you ever see llamas run? It's hilarious. Be in Hammond, Wisconsin for the Running of the Llamas on September 14. That same week, the two-day Maple Fall Fest is held in Mansfield.
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