Julia Sayers Gokhale Author page head shot
Julia Sayers Gokhale Author page head shot

Julia Sayers Gokhale

Julia Sayers Gokhale is the travel editor at Midwest Living, where she gets to traverse the region and share its fascinating stories. Born and raised in the South, Julia is embracing her new identity as a Midwesterner. She previously was editor in chief of Birmingham Magazine and prior to that spent two years working—and eating—with celebrity chef Paula Deen. Her personal mission is to visit all 50 states (currently at 45!), all U.S. national parks and at least one new country a year. When she's not on the road, she's cooking, discovering new restaurants and hanging out with her French Bulldog—and Instagramming it all.
Just 30 minutes northwest of St. Louis, St. Charles is a dreamy Christmas town, with early 19th-century buildings draped in fresh pine garlands and lights glowing above brick-paved streets.
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Frozen lakes, dramatic ice caves and icy waterfalls turn these Midwest landscapes into true winter wonderlands.
Don't let winter freeze you out. When ice crystallizes the landscape, Midwesterners take advantage.
This sleepy, scenic pocket comes alive each October when there's a huge festival to celebrate its bridges and local communities.
Settled around a waterfall in the Chagrin State Scenic River, this former mill towns southeast of Cleveland has a thriving arts scene.
In Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood, makers and artisans own shops alongside bakeries, breweries and bike paths.
Lake Superior has always had a healing nature. A new holistic retreat lets you soak it in.
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Copper Crow in Bayfield, Wisconsin produces craft spirits at one of the country's most momentous distilleries.
Explore a different side of Charleston's history on an escape to the South Carolina coast. 
Lake Superior has always had a healing nature. A new holistic retreat lets you soak it in.
Copper Crow in Bayfield, Wisconsin produces craft spirits at one of the country's most momentous distilleries.
Explore a different side of Charleston's history on an escape to the South Carolina coast. 
Trust us: This lakeside resort city will warm your heart in winter.
Land and water. Rivers and lakes. Mountains and valleys and wineries and barbecue. We partnered with the Missouri Division of Tourism for a road trip through the Ozarks, where history and adventure await around every bend.
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