For more than two decades Margaret Littman has been lucky enough to be paid to explore topics ranging from diseases misdiagnosed in women to NASCAR hot spots to the market for Frank Lloyd Wright ephemera. A prolific freelance editor and writer, she has covered health, pet-friendly travel, gardening, stand-up paddling, startup businesses and everything in between for publications ranging from Woman’s Day to Entrepreneur to Crain’s Chicago Business to Nashville Lifestyles to Rolling Stone Country.

A native of Boise, Idaho, Margaret now lives in Nashville, Tenn., but spends time in Chicago, Gulf Shores, Ala., and wherever else her assignments take her. Favorite domestic travel destinations include Detroit and Palm Springs, Calif. She’ll never pass up a chance to go to Buenos Aires, Cape Town or Copenhagen.