Whether it’s building homes in Vietnam, scouring a travel, home goods or “green” expo for cool new products, visiting Wisconsin Indian reservations to check out cultural attractions or following Brazilian Lion’s Club member "Pedal Joe" online as he go-carts from Paris to Johannesburg, the award-winning Terry Writers can handle the assignment.

To get the story, journalists Cliff and Pat Terry have slept in open-sided cabins along the Peruvian Amazon, locating the outhouse – and a tarantula – by kerosene lantern, and stood in awe at a sunrise near Lhasa, Tibet. Closer to home (Chicago), they’ve trekked through mosquitoes and mud along Minnesota’s Superior Hiking Trail, and toured an Indianapolis bar to see John Dillinger’s bullet holes and a terminus of the Underground Railroad.

But that’s not all they research, write and photograph.

Cliff Terry, former Chicago Tribune feature writer, magazine writer/editor and film critic, has strong business writing credentials. He’s interviewed and written about top executives at Motorola, McDonald’s and Wilson Sporting Goods, ghosted a book for pioneering African-American industrial designer Chuck Harrison, and written a history of Hartmarx Corporation. He’s also authored “Chicago: Off the Beaten Path” and “Travel Safe” for Globe Pequot Press.

Pat Terry, former Chicago Tribune and Fairchild (business) Publications writer/reporter and copy editor, currently focuses on homes and gardens, general features and anything considered green. Her favorite articles featured healthy cookware, native gardens, greener golf courses, a unique urban villa with indoor rainforest and redevelopment of a notorious housing project. She provides images (Nikon D70) for many TerryWriters assignments.