Hi! I’m Heather Raulerson

I’m a full-time engineer who makes the most of my limited vacation time throughout the year. I research the heck out of my locations and try to pack as much as I can into that visit. Even with all my planning, I tend to get lost more often than not on my travels. But, I find that this is when I end up with the greatest stories. I’ve been to 12 countries so far with much more on the horizon.


Many years ago I started taking my niece on vacation with me when she turned 5; she is now 21.  

Heather and Kayla Raulerson smiling for the camera

Kayla & I

She lived out-of-state, and that is the age they can fly by themselves.  We went to a different state each year to experience something new.  I wanted to get her traveling young, so she wouldn’t find traveling intimidating. She would never doubt her ability to navigate her way through the world.  As she got older and got focused on other things I switched it up and took my other nieces and nephews on my vacations with me, and continue to do so today.  

Madison and me in Chicago


Alex in Frankenmuth


Madison and Kayla on the Shipwreck Boat Tour in Alpena Michigan

Madison & Kayla

My goal is for them to enjoy going on vacations regularly like my parents took my sisters and me when we were young. I’m so excited that my niece Kayla has been bitten by the travel bug and does it while volunteering. I’m so proud of her. Check out her posts about her travels and volunteerism.

RaulersonGirlsTravel is intended for people who love to travel but, can’t always find the time with work. How can they make the most out their limited time? Whether it is solo travel or with kids, I share my stories about what interests me about each destination and the planning it took to get there.

I love traveling and going off the beaten path to find someplace new I haven’t been before.  If you have any suggestions of great places to see, let me know.  I would love to hear from you!

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Sharing great experiences with readers who enjoy:

Unique places with a focus on

  • Culture – history, food, music, daily life
  • Outdoor activities – hiking, adventure, animal experiences
  • Photography – Culture, Landscapes, Wildlife
  • Off the Beaten Path – City or Countryside
  • Lodging – family homestay, bed & breakfast, hotels or a 5-star resort
  • Products – items that excel in their purpose for travel or photography

Please contact me heather_raulerson@raulersongirlstravel.com for a quick response.