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Music Fest California, Winter Fun in New York, Model Trains in Baltimore, Winter Fest in Maine, More Travel Here

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Janet Groene's credits and bio


Janet Groene is a professional travelwriter, author of more than 25 books and thousands of magazine and newspaper features. She blogs at six sites on travel,  travel food, family travel, RV and camping, yachting and cruising. 

Dates below are NOT in chronological order.  Scroll down, pick and choose, mark your calendar.

 
JULY 4-7, QUINCY, California. It’s time to plan your travel to the High Sierra Music Festival with its unique scenery and one-of-a-kind artist close-up “playshops”. Fill your days with live music, craft brews, fine food and hanging out with artists such as Jim James and his band, Karl Denson, Greensky Bluegrass and The Polish Ambassador. The Family Village for kids offers daily parades and a swimming pool.
 



FEBRUARY 1-10, SARANAC LAKE, New York. One of the nation’s great winter carnivals sparkles through ten days of skiing, an ice palace, contests, a parade, scavenger hunt, skating, chocolate, parties, mixers, church dinners and crafts sales. There’s fun for all ages in the beautiful Adirondacks north of Albany and west of Burlington, Vermont.
 



NOW THRU JANUARY 7, BALTIMORE, Maryland. The annual Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company Train Garden is a beloved tradition. It’s a different model train setup each year, so don’t miss this year’s fabulous display. Admission is only $1. The experience is priceless for kids of all ages






FEBRUARY 2-10, CAMDEN, Maine. Winterfest celebrates the beauty of snow with snow sculpture contests, ice carving competition, a polar bear plunge, freestyle skating competition, and, most exciting of all, the U.S. National Toboggan Championships. Your whole family will have loads of winter fun on this traditional 8-foot toboggan. Get it for Christmas. 
 



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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Janet Groene, Travelwriter, Author, Columnist

Updated March, 2018
My lance is free and always has been. Whether it's a one-time assignment or ongoing commitment from a truly professional freelance writer, I'm on the job. I'm an independent business person who writes, not an unemployed or wannabe "writer" who is "freelancing" while looking for a salaried job. I meet deadlines with professional copy.  Contact me at 386.658.1586 or janetgroene@yahoo.com. I'm at my desk Eastern time 9-5 but may have limited e-mail access when I'm on the go.

Recent clip:  Explore MaGAZINE, http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?i=501571&pre=1#%22issue_id:501571,page:0%22
My color feature about the yacht Sea Cloud begins on page 51

 
Janet Groene print columns:
Bimonthly: Cooking on the Go, Family Motor Coaching, print magazine and online by password
6 times a year: Living Aboard, Houseboat magazine, newsstand by subscription
Frequently: travel features South Florida Parenting/Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel,  City and Shore, Compass, many custom publications for the cruise industry, snowbird and travel features for various Canadian publications.
Annually: contributing writer Travel Guide to Florida, newsstands and online

Blogs Published Weekly and available for Kindle by subscription
Solo Woman RV, https://solowomanrv.blogspot.com
Camp and RV Cook, https://campandrvcook.blogspot.com
Boat Cook, https://boatcook.blogspot.com 
Other blogs
https://kevintbear.blogspot.com (travels of Janet's SATW teddy bear)
https://createagorp.blogspot.com (homemade, healthful recipes for snacks to carry in pocket or backpack)
https://janetgroene.blogspot.com  (frequent postings. Janet Groene's Trip Tease gives just a taste of upcoming events. 

 Janet Groene Bio
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 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 they  settled in Florida. Gordon died in 2016 and Janet continues to travel on her many assignments.



Hard copy clips on request. Recent credits (please cut and paste):

Historic yacht Sea Cloud story  begins on p. 51 Explore Magazine, http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?i=501571&pre=1#%22issue_id:501571,page:0%22
 

Islands in the Stream appeared March 2018 issue of South Florida Parenting print magazine and ezine.  https://issuu.com/southflorida/docs/sfpmarch2018


https://www.porthole.com/just-add-land-caribbean-pre-post-cruise

February, 2018 South Florida Parenting, Charlotte feature starting on page 15
https://issuu.com/southflorida/docs/sfp-february-2018s

See Janet Groene's feature on the  Panama Canal in  Compass, the hard-cover publication provided in every Holland America stateroom cruising the Western Caribbean this season. Go to
https://www.bluetoad.com/publication/index.php?i=377502&m=27345&l=1&p=1&pre=&ver=html5#{%22page%22:120,%22issue_id%22:377502}


Feature on Caribbean ports of call, Porthole magazine , https://www.porthole.com/just-add-land-caribbean-pre-post-cruise 

Chapter in Travel Guide to Florida 2018 (contributor each year)  http://read.floridatravelguide.travel/i/914925-2018-travel-guide-to-florida/0?


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/newsletter January /sfp-spaaaaah-healthy-and-fun-staycations-20160120-story.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/travel/sfp-ride-round-the-lake-20160801-story.html
 

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/travel/sfp-travel-labor-day-fun-20140725-story.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/sfp-make-lasting-memories-this-labor-day-20150731-story.html



Janet Groene is a credentialed member of
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Boating Writers International
Society of American Travel Writers


Janet Groene Writing Awards
1st Place, Best Consumer-Oriented Online Article ACC/SATW;
Distinguished Achievement in RV Journalism Award;
NMMA Director’s Award for boating writing (with Gordon Groene);
Parenting Publications of America Gold Award for Travel Writing
Many others


Frequent contributor to  Forever Young, Southbound, Empty Nest and other Canadian publications. Groene features are syndicated worldwide by Featurewell.


Groene books 

Published 2016  Survival Food Handbook (McGraw-Hill) 
2013: America's 100 Best Places to Retire (contributor) 
Past:
Cooking on the Go,Grosset and Dunlap,
hardback
Cooking on the Go, Grosset and Dunlap,
paperback
Living Aboard Your Recreational Vehicle,
David McKay, hardback
The Galley Book, David McKay hardback Cooking on the Go,
Sail Books, hardback
Limericks to FlyBy,
Botebooks
How to Live Aboard a Boat,
Hearst, hardback
Living Aboard Your Recreational Vehicle,
ICS Books, Inc.
Cooking on the Go ,
Hearst
Dressing Ship, How to Furnish, Refurbish and Accessorize Your Boat,
Hearst , hardback
Living Aboard Your RV
Ragged Mountain Press (Division of McGraw-Hill Company) Cooking Aboard Your RV Ragged Mountain Press
Country Roads of Ohio
Country Roads Press/McGraw-Hill
ABCs of Boat Camping
Sheridan House
Natural Wonders of Ohio,
Country Roads Press
Florida Under Sail ,
Country Roads Press
The Cockpit Companion,
Jones Publishing, Inc.
Country Roads of Ohio,
Country Roads Press/McGraw-Hill
52 Florida Weekends,
Country Roads Press/McGraw-Hill
Natural Wonders of Georgia ,
Country Roads Press
The Drive for Independence,
Crescent Hill Books, hardback coffee table book
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Walt Disney World and Orlando,
Alpha Books
U.S. Caribbean,
Open Road Publishing
 Creating Comfort Afloat , Bristol Fashion Publications
Romantic Weekends Central and Northern Florida,
Hunter Publishing, Inc.
Great Eastern RV Trips,
Ragged Mountain Press
Florida Guide,
Open Road Publishing
Living Aboard,
Bristol Fashion Publications
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 2nd Ed.
Open Road Publishing
Caribbean Guide, 3rd Ed. Open Road Publishing
Camping Digest ,
Krause Publications
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands 3rd Ed.
Open Road Publishing
Living Aboard Your RV, 3rd Ed..
Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill
Day Trips from Orlando,
Globe-Pequot Press
Romantic Weekends Central and Northern Florida, 2nd Ed.
Hunter Publishing, Inc.
Fantastic Discounts and Deals for Anyone Over 50,
Cold Spring Press
Cooking Aboard Your RV, 2nd Ed.
Ragged Mountain Press
Caribbean Guide, 4th Ed.
Open Road Publishing
Personal Paradise: Caribbean,
Open Road
Personal Paradise: Florida ,
Open Road
Living Aboard Your RV, 4th Edition, Ragged Mountain Press division of McGraw-Hill
Books to which Janet Groene contributed
Fisher’s World, Bahamas; Nelles Guides Florida; Nelles Guide, The Caribbean Greater Antilles; AndrĂ© Gayot’s Best of Florida ; Nelles Guides The Caribbean, Lesser Antilles; Experts’ Book of Hints, Tips and Everyday Wisdom,
Rodale Books, hardback
America’s Best Places to Retire, Vacation Publications, multiple editions beginning
Sailors’ Secrets, Advice from the Masters, International Marine Publishing
Reader’s Digest Ask the Experts.


Many of my features are not online or are password protected. Hard copy clips on request. More Links (please cut and paste):

 http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/digitaleditions.aspx?tab=0&pid=55c7b1fd-898a-48ed-a826-b080beef5424

https://issuu.com/southflorida/docs/sfp-august-2017, Learning on the Go for traveling families. Also appeared hard copy See page 16 of digital issue

https://issuu.com/southflorida/docs/sfp-july-2017, go to page 11, 12
A Family Guide to Prepping

2017 Travel Guide to Florida, 7 page chapter 
http://read.floridatravelguide.travel/i/760812-2017-travel-guide-to-florida

Compass magazine, Marvel of Marine Technology, the Science Behind the Panama Canal
https://www.bluetoad.com/publication/index.php?i=377502&m=27345&l=1&p=1&pre=&ver=html5#{%22page%22:120,%22issue_id%22:377502

Christmas, florida travel story christmas fl sun sent  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/travel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=janet+groene&target=all&spell=on
See 24 URLs to Janet Groene features in Sun-Sentinel publicationhs

https://issuu.com/southflorida/docs/sfpsept2016?e=1587892/38021766 September issue South Florida Parenting/ Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel/Tribune newspapers Summer’s Last Blast, Labor Day travel feature 

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/travel/sfp-ruffing-it-traveling-with-pets-20160405-story.html    April 2016, Travel with Pets

September/October issue Houseboat magazine, 4-page color feature on Knoxville, Tennessee

Okeechobee Ride Round the Lake
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/travel/

Staycations http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/newsletter/sfp-south-florida-staycations-20160623-story.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-06-02/travel/ct-trav-0602-food-florida-keys-20130602_1_florida-keys-key-west-la-te-da
 (Feature in Chicago Tribune)

Author Stephen Fried references Janet Groene’s Grand Canyon feature in the Fort Lauderdale News-Sentinel. http://www.stephenfried.com/blog/?p=1031

http://foreveryoungnews.com/posts/1661-magic-carpets-with-wheels-canadians-love-the-rv-lifestyle

http://traveler.southernhospitalitymagazine.com/places_story.php?id=15

http://traveler.southernhospitalitymagazine.com/places_story.php?id=15Lake Charles feature in Southern Hospitality magazine Spring issue 2012

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-02-22/news/sfe-sfp-camp-for-every-child_1_specific-camps-day-camp-special-needs-child     Sun-Sentinel 2-22-12 special needs camps

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/sfe-sfp-issuemarch2012,0,4868358.storygallery March 2012 issue SF Parenting, camps for special needs kids

http://www.parentingpublications.org/forms/2005AwardWinnersandJudgesComments.pdf
(list of winners 2005 Parenting Publications of Amerca Awards)

http://www.southflorida.com/sfparenting/sfe-sfp_puntacana,0,2126171.story


http://www.massagemag.com/spa/treatment/GolfersMassage.html

http://www.cmeplanner.com/html/gui/dining/orl_din.asp
Orlando dining guide

http://www.traveltodayarabia.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=4442

http://rvlife.idigitaledition.com/issue.php?issue=1 May 2006 issue, fly drive awesome Alaska

http://www.grandparents.com/cgi-bin/iowa/content/travel/oceansbeaches/article/seaofcortez.html

TinyURL.com/villaSeek      Janet Florida feature in May-June 2009 issue Holiday Villas magazine, UK


Forever Young, Canada, http://foreveryoungnews.com/search?terms=groene&commit=

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