Some people set lofty travel goals like visiting every state, every national park or climbing every mountain. While this can be an excellent motivator and always assures one of new horizons, it also can limit your ability to go back to favorite places again and again. Joe B. tries to find a middle ground in his travel -- and travel writing. He and his family enjoy exploring new communities and seeing new sights but also returning to enjoyable spots. He's been writing travel and destination stories for more than a decade, everything from how to get wherever you're going (packing a car, making flight reservations, keeping kids occupied) to what to do when you get there. Over the years, he also has made some longer journeys, everything from a two-week road trip to Chicago, stopping at every roadside attraction, to Washington, D.C., to Europe. Joe thinks a good travel piece accomplishes a lot of things -- it lets people follow you on your journey, gives them ideas for things they can do if they take that trip, or even helps create a fantasy -- if they never make it to that particular place, at least they can enjoy your experience.