Jill Dutton

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  • University of Kansas

Jill Dutton is a freelance travel writer with a focus on local foods, outdoor activities, train travel, and liquor trends. She also writes human interest stories to provide a glimpse at culture for a sense of place. Readers of her "USAbyRail" blog appreciate an intimate look at authentic travel experiences. Jill created Evolving Magazine, and has been publishing it for the past 17 years. She is a Kansas City and train travel expert and her book, "The Best of Kansas City," launched No. 1 in its category.


Based in a suburb of Kansas City, Jill created and launched Evolving Woman magazine in 1994 while still a journalism student at the University of Kansas. Her travel writing has appeared in Wine Enthusiast, AFAR, and USA Today 10Best, among numerous other publications. Jill is a regular contributor to Liquor.com and The Spruce Eats.


Jill studied journalism at the University of Kansas with a focus on magazine publishing.

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