I’ve served as a volunteer hiking coach for the Illinois Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and I frequently give presentations to groups. I’m eager to give advice about how to start out hiking and biking, gear selection, and choosing the best places get outside based on your interests and abilities.
In addition to writing books, I’ve worked as a reporter for various daily and weekly newspapers and have written for both local and national magazines. Currently, I also serve as the communications director for the Active Transportation Alliance, an advocacy group that works to improve cycling, walking, and transit in the Chicago area.
After completing a bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I completed a master’s in writing at DePaul University in Chicago.
Drop me a line at ted(at)tedvillaire.com
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago
Want expert advice on getting out and connecting with the natural world in the Chicago region? Now in its fourth edition, the books offers everything you need to know to get hiking. There are color maps to guide you and color photos to give you a taste of what you’ll encounter.