Meet the Team

Let’s Go Louisville is a travel blog created to share the amazing city of Louisville, Kentucky with the world. Our goal is to help locals and visitors alike discover Louisville and fall in love with this wonderful place that I’m proud to call home. We aim to showcase Louisville’s world-class food, natural beauty, incredible museums and attractions, delicious distilleries, and all the incredible places to visit that are within a few hour’s drive of Louisville!

Whether you’re a visitor, a longtime local, a new transplant, or you spent some time away and moved back home again, we’re excited to do our part to help shape your time here.

Here’s the team behind Let’s Go Louisville!

Lia from Lets Go Louisville and Practical Wanderlust travel blogs

Meet Lia

CEO & Founder

Louisville native Lia Garcia is the co-founder and CEO of Practical Wanderlust, one of the most-read travel blogs in the world, Kentucky travel blog Let’s Go Louisville, and Louisville walking food tour company Louisville Food Tours. Through her blog and podcast, as well as her best-selling book How to Quit Your Job & Travel, she uses travel as a tool for education, connection, personal growth, and positive social impact. Lia also serves on the board of the Wander Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to transforming lives through travel and education.

Lia has been featured in Forbes, Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet, The Washington Post, Vice, Fodor’s, CNN, the Courier Journal, Louisville Magazine, and more.

Richie Goff from Let's Go Louisville and Practical Wanderlust

Meet Richie


Richie Goff was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in English and linguistics. Richie is the Editor in Chief of Practical Wanderlust, and has been best friends with Lia since some point in early high school that neither of them can remember.

Richie enjoys theatre and acting, playing the ukulele, and growing flowers.

Allie Nova, contributing writer at Let's Go Louisville

Meet Allie

Managing Editor / Contributing Writer

Allie Nova lives in Louisville, KY with her 2 dogs, 2 cats, and high school sweetheart husband. She is obsessed with all things food, wine, beer, & gin and is currently working her way through the Master Sommelier and Cicerone certifications. She is always down to get a drink and dish on true crime (hey, hey fellow murderinos,) books from the Rory Gilmore reading list, or award worthy movies.

But most importantly, Allie is a proud first generation American who believes diversity is key to beauty.

Lia and Jeremy in Louisville Kentucky Being Silly

Meet Jeremy

Contributing Writer

After growing up on the beach in California, Jeremy met and married a girl from Louisville. They travelled the world together, but after about 800 trips to Kentucky and countless pints of Comfy Cow, she finally convinced him to move to Louisville. One Victorian home and a baby later, Jeremy’s a Louisvillian now.

Jeremy spent a decade in the classroom as an educator and is the co-founder of the Practical Wanderlust travel blog, co-host of the Practical Wanderlust Podcast, co-founder and head tour guide for Louisville Food Tours, and Executive Director the Wander Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to transforming lives through travel and education.

Meet Sydney

Social Media Manager / Contributing Writer

Sydney is a native Louisvillian who spent her twenties in Los Angeles, and returned home mid-pandemic. She graduated from University of Louisville with an English degree before heading to the West Coast where she started her career in social media alongside other would-be journalists. Part-time digital nomad, full-time remote worker, the only thing she loves more than travelling is home.

Sydney’s favorite things include creativity, traveling, the French language, wine, writing, and animals.

Meet Shelby

Contributing Writer, Let’s Go Louisville

Shelby is a Southern Indiana native who graduated from Murray State University with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Now working on her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology through the University of Kentucky, Shelby can often be found with her nose in a book. When she is not busy teaching first graders the ever-menacing r-sound, Shelby can be found exploring trails with her classical guitarist/high school teacher husband, Ascher, and darling doggo, Ella. An inexperienced traveler with a passion for arts and culture, Shelby has big plans to see the world and expand her horizons.

For fun, Shelby loves to dance, go thrifting, read anything she can get her hands on, try out new recipes, and spend time outside. She loves plants, pizza, and true crime podcasts and is completely obsessed with dogs.