Mindie Burgoyne, is a travel writer, blogger, author, tour guide and speaker. Her focus is traveling within the context of a story to mystical – magical places that stir the mind and spirit. She’s also the organizer of a travel club for girlfriends called The Travel Hags.
Mindie has written three books on regional travel and her writings and photographs have been featured in the Baltimore Sun, CBS News, National Geographic Television Network, the Today Show, Maryland Life Magazine, What’s Up Eastern Shore, the National Catholic Reporter, Guideposts, the Vancouver Sun, Metropolitan Magazine and Notre Dame Magazine as well as numerous business and travel websites including the Irish Fireside which named her blog posts among the best writing of Irish interest in both 2010 and 2011.
Mindie currently runs four blog sites and operates packaged tours for women who want to travel with girlfriends – Travel Hags.
Formerly the publisher of Trinity Music and The Pastoral Press in Washington, DC, Mindie and her husband, Dan have moved to the rural Eastern Shore of Maryland where she continues to write, guide tours and speak at conferences and events.
Whenever Mindie and Dan can make time, they roll along American roads with r-pod in tow, scouting out the best fishing spots, flatwater kayaking trails, historic towns, haunted houses, and the friendly people along the way. This makes for interesting writing.
Writer / Author
Mindie is the author of three published books – In addition to Haunted Eastern Shore, published by History Press, she wrote Snow Hill: Images of America and Easton: Then and Now about historic towns on the Eastern Shore of Maryland published by Arcadia Publishing Company.
As mentioned above, Mindie’s writing and photography have been published in Baltimore Sun, CBS News, National Geographic Television Network, the Today Show, Maryland Life Magazine, What’s Up Eastern Shore, the National Catholic Reporter, Guideposts, the Vancouver Sun, Metropolitan Magazine and Notre Dame Magazine as well as numerous business and travel websites including the Irish Fireside which named her blog posts among the best writing of Irish interest in both 2010 and 2011.
Her next book, Thin Places: Celtic Doorways to the Otherworld, is about mystical places in Ireland – or places where the veil between this world and the eternal world is thin. Mindie runs annual “Thin Places” tours to Ireland focusing on a different region each year. See Thin Places Mystical Tour of Ireland website for more details.
Mindie operates four blog sites: The Travel Hag, Thin Places – Doorways to the Eternal World, and Who Cares What I Think? and Wisecraic – a blog about the uses of social media in business. Additionally she blogs regularly for CBS News Travel and Outdoors and MDBiz Media.
Speaker / Trainer
Mindie speaks on a variety of travel topics for travel groups, community colleges and non-profits associated with travel and outdoor recreation. Subjects include travel to haunted and sacred places, traveling with purpose, and travel for women. Because of her personal success in using social media platforms, Mindie also trains and speaks on the use of Social Media to grow a business or platform. She has presented workshops and keynote speeches for the Delaware Association of Realtors, the Maryland Writers Association, Salisbury University, Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, Charles County Economic Development Summit, the Maryland Economic Development Association and State Farm Insurance. Her list of clients is extensive.
Mindie runs ghosts walks, Travel Hag Adventures and annual tours to Ireland visiting “thin places” or sacred sites. She also serves as a step on guide for tours in Maryland and runs her own haunted tours of the Eastern Shore every October. Click on the TOURS link on the menu at the top of this page or view Mindie’s Calendar for more details.
Life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Though Mindie loves her Maryland home, she’s happiest when she’s on her way to somewhere else. So she and Dan finally sold their pop-up camper and invested in an r-pod in order to get serious about traveling. The r-pod allows them extend the camping season into the early spring and late fall, and still enjoys the outdoors they love so much.
Full Bio can be found at Visit Mindie’s Website – Writing the Vision
Visit Mindie’s Blog About Mystical Places in Ireland and the UK – Thin Places
Visit Mindie’s Opinion Blog – Who Cares What I Think?
FREE NEWSLETTER – Mindie has free monthly / quarterly e-newsletter called the Travel Hag News. In it she highlights travel, family, business and mystical places.