Read Lance’s Work

Below is a sample of some of Lance’s writing. He has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines, in addition to the work found at Trips By Lance. Lance has written for various media outlets, from Memphis magazine to Nashville Lifestyles, Trivago.com, Trekaroo.com and served as a travel insider for the now-defunct travel site, Jetset Extra. He also served as the Memphis Travel and Destination Expert for About.com. In addition, Lance has served as a Special Correspondent for AFAR Media and edited a Memphis travel guide.

Before transitioning to the editing side of journalism in late 2005, Lance spent six years as a newspaper reporter covering a variety of topics from sports to real estate and business features. He also has written numerous features for the Downtowner magazine in Memphis. Currently, Lance covers social issues, business and development for a variety of Memphis news sites and publications.

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“Fan Guide: 2017 NCAA South Regional Tournament” (February 2017, Memphis Travel)

 

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“The Taste of Louisville” (March 31, 2016, Memphis magazine)

 

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“When Child Travelers Become Cynics” (June 1, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“It’s Great Time to Fly to Europe” (May 18, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Mission Failure: One Day at Disney” (May 4, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“One Day With Harry Potter in Orlando” (April 20, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Uncovering Beautiful Miami Beach” (April 6, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“The Art of the Catch at Spring Training” (March 30, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“The Art of Italy Museum Reservations” (March 16, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Getting to Know Dallas” (March 2, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding Weekend Escape in Tuscaloosa” (Feb. 16, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Never Too Young for History Travel” (Feb. 2, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Spring Break Ideas From Memphis” (Jan. 19, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Bucket List Now Guiding The Way” (Jan. 5, 2017, The Daily Traveler)

“Consider These Disappearing Destinations” (Dec. 29, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Gatlinburg Reopens” (Dec. 15, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Saving Money on 2017 Travel” (Dec. 1, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding Epic in Trip to The American West” (Nov. 17, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“All Roads End in Hollywood” (Nov. 3, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Driving Into Western Ovens” (Oct. 20, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Be Sure to Plan Ahead for Utah’s National Parks” (Oct. 6, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Zion’s Majesty Seen From the Narrows” (Sept. 29, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“All Monuments Are Grand in Arizona” (Sept. 15, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Hiking Red Rock Beauty of Utah” (Sept. 1, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Getting Mile High in Denver” (Aug. 18, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding the Old West in Dodge City” (Aug. 4, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Oklahoma City Districts Worth a Visit” (July 21, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Record July Fourth Travel Forecasted” (June 30, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding Baseball Heaven in Iowa” (June 16, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“San Antonio By Bike Share” (June 2, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Late Flights Cause Airport Drama” (May 19, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Anticipating Summer Travel Season” (May 5, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Alabama Beaches Provide Relaxing Alternative” (April 21, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Travel in a World of Warnings” (April 7, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Vancouver Features Tastes for All Seasons” (March 31, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Road Trip Across Northern England” (March 17, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Slow Down to Dream” (March 3, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Think About Spring Break a New Way” (Feb. 18, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Valentine’s Ignites Travel Desires” (Feb. 2, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Fort Lauderdale for Beach, Adventure” (Jan. 19, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“2016 Could Be Banner Year for Travel” (Jan. 5, 2016, The Daily Traveler)

“Birmingham Offers More Than Bowl Game” (Dec. 22, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Christmas in Kentucky” (Dec. 8, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Paris Remains Open for Travel” (Nov. 24, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Holiday Travel Projections Up” (Nov. 10, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Check Your Passport Before Traveling” (Oct. 27, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Puerto Rico Provides Tropical Alternative” (Oct. 13, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Five Fall Trips to Consider” (Sept. 29, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“US Travel on the Rise for Fall” (Sept. 15, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Travel Magic Happens at Sunrise” (Aug. 25, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Baseball’s Missed Chances” (Aug. 11, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Exploring Family Side of St. Louis” (July 21, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Tackling the Horrific Sounds of Travel” (July 7, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“I Survived Disneyland” (June 23, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding SoCal Vibe in Carlsbad” (June 9, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Five Ways to Save Money on Summer Travel” (May 19. 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Strong Dollar Means Europe Savings” (May 5, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Nature is a Stage in San Juan Islands” (April 21, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Exploring an Arizona Oasis” (April 7, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Inside a Travel Planner’s Madness” (March 24, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Natchez Trace Mixes Beauty, History” (March 10, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Baseball Heaven Found in Phoenix”  (Feb. 24, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Top Domestic Destinations for Americans” (Feb. 10, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“When Vacation Rentals Make More Sense” (Jan. 27, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Discovering Winter Hotel Deals” (Jan. 13, 2015, The Daily Traveler)

“Travel Trends for 2015” (Dec. 30, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Gifts for Family Travelers” (Dec. 23, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Southwest Could Offer International Hope” (Dec. 16, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Bargain Travel Hotspots for 2015” (Dec. 2, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Handling the Stress of Thanksgiving Air Travel” (Nov. 18, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Tuesday or Sunday: Settling the Airfare Debate” (Nov. 4, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Las Vegas Without Gambling” (Oct. 21, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Five Reasons to Consider Traverse City” (Oct. 7, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Finding Inspiration at Dawn in Albuquerque” (Sept. 23, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“The Best Education Comes When Traveling” (Sept. 9, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Discover Labor Day Getaways Close to Home” (Aug. 26, 2014, The Daily Traveler)

“Discovering the World of Travel” (Aug. 12, 2014, The Daily Traveler debut, memphisdailynews.com)

 

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“US Road Trips Your Kids Will Love” (Jan. 7, 2016, checkin.trivago.com)

“Five Must-Haves for Any Family Vacation” (Jan. 30, 2015, checkin.trivago.com)

“Five Ways to Have a Blast in New Orleans With Kids” (Oct. 8, 2014, checkin.trivago.com)

“Best Free Activities in New York City for Kids” (Sept. 26, 2014, checkin.trivago.com)

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Weekend in Tupelo, Mississippi (April 2015, Nashville Lifestyles)

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“Vacation Rental Sites That Let You Spread Out While Staying Together” (Feb. 17, 2015, Trekaroo.com)

“KOA Family Camping in Starkville MS: For Beginners” (July 9, 2014, Trekaroo.com)

 

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“Luxury, Relaxation Meet at Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa” (April 10, 2015, Jetset Extra)

“Discovering a Change of Scenery in Puerto Vallarta” (Dec. 5, 2014, Jetset Extra)

“Discovering Lake Michigan Beauty in Traverse City” (Nov. 4, 2014, Jetset Extra)

“Experience New York City as a Local” (Aug. 29, 2014, Jetset Extra)

“Family Fun in Atlanta” (April 16, 2014, Jetset Extra)

“Diving Into Fort Worth Culture” (March 28, 2014, Jetset Extra)

“Finding Fort Worth’s Heart in Sundance Square” (Jan. 23, 2014, Jetset Extra)

How to Experience Taos, New Mexico” (Dec. 13, 2013, Jetset Extra)

“Art and Architecture Collide at Fort Worth’s Kimbell Museum of Art” (Nov. 26, 2013, Jetset Extra)

“Albuquerque: It’s More Than ‘Breaking Bad'” (Nov. 12, 2013, Jetset Extra)

“Discovering Southwestern Culture in Santa Fe” (Oct. 29, 2013, Jetset Extra)

“Culture and Family Fun in Indianapolis” (Sept. 17, 2013, Jetset Extra)

“Memphis and Graceland Honor the King During Elvis Week” (Aug. 12, 2013, Jetset Extra)

The Levitt Shell: Keeping the Music Alive in Memphis” (July 30, 2013, Jetset Extra)

Remembering the Greatest Generation in Normandy, France” (June 4, 2013, Jetset Extra)

In Search of the South’s Quirky Festivals” (April 25, 2013, Jetset Extra)

Getting Down to the Soul of Memphis Through Barbecue” (April 15, 2013, Jetset Extra)

GUEST POSTS AND OTHER FUN LINKS:

“Discovering Family Fun in Memphis” (Dec. 1, 2014, Walking on Travels)

“Hometown Guest Post: Why You Should Move to Memphis, Tennessee” (May 7, 2014, Stars on the Ceiling)

Love of Travel Series: Meet Trips by Lance — Family & Couples Travel” (Jan. 21, 2014, Peanuts or Pretzels)

Family Travel Blogs to Follow in 2014” (Jan. 7, 2014, Peanuts or Pretzels)

“Five Ways to Experience Santa Fe” (Nov. 15, 2013, The Traveluster)

Westin Finds from AFAR: The Westin Beale Street Memphis (October, 2013)

Blogger Interview: Lance Wiedower” (Sept. 14, 2013, A Brit and A Southerner)

“On Planning Ahead: Turning Everyday Skills Into a Business” (Jan. 4, 2013, Mediaverse)

Feature on River Inn, the first boutique hotel in Downtown Memphis (2008, Memphis Downtowner)

Feature on Chucalissa, a Native American village in Memphis (May 2009, Memphis Downtowner)

From There to Here, a profile on the changing Memphis tourism industry during the economic crash (April 2009, Memphis Downtowner)