Small Town Love
After living in a remote Alaskan village for three years my view of small towns changed forever. Instead, of big city dreams, I dreamt of exploring small towns and discovering their history, culture and flavors. In the fall of 2015, I decided to take my small town love a step further and create SmallTownWashington.com where I share my love “one bite, one stay, one adventure at a time” in small town Washington and beyond.
There are so many great small towns to visit all over the world and I hope this inspires you to dream big and travel small.
Professional Freelance Writer
- Concise, well-written content, and photographs for both print and online media
- Refreshing old copy
- Social media content
My travel interests include culture, history, recreational activities, happy hours and locavore-inspired food. I meet deadlines, enjoy the editorial process, and am available for FAM tours and working with travel and tourism organisations. Please feel free to review my endorsements.
My work focuses on the Pacific Northwest, and I am a regular contributor to Bainbridge Island Magazine, Experience Anacortes, The Crossing Guide, WaggonerGuide.com, Whidbey Life Magazine. My work also appears in RealFoodTraveler.com and Northwest Travel & Life Magazine.
I am the founder and sole contributor to SmallTownWashington.com, a travel blog dedicated to lodging, dining, and activities in small towns in Washington and beyond.
For the Wabash County Tourism & Visitors Bureau, I rewrote new copy from old press releases, which included fact-checking and historical research, for Wabash County Visitors Guide, Vol. 10.
Since 2011, I have been on the editorial team as a fact-checker, researcher, and proofreader for the annual boating guidebook the Waggoner Cruising Guide.
Go here to learn more about my writing.
Small Town Washington Stats
- 52 % Female / 48% Male
- 67% New Visitor / 33 % Returning
- 3500+ Monthly Page Views and growing
- Washington State Site Users 59%
- Facebook 1280+
- Twitter 1095+/Twitter for Lara Dunning 2805+
- Instagram 2178+
Would You Like to Work With Small Town Washington?
Do you live in a town that has 35,000 people or less? Do you represent hotels, resorts, B&Bs, cabins, restaurants, wineries, museums, festivals, cruises, transportation and activities? If you are interested in hosting Small Town Washington for a stay, a tour, meal, or activity, I would love to partner up.
Hosting Agreement (Includes details, timelines, and expectations of Small Town Washington, which we will discuss together. Please note the FTC Disclaimer on our site and may choose to reference it at any time with our partners.
If you have any questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.