Who Is This Guy?

The Legendary Cody Edwards

John Cougar Mellencamp said it best:

Well, I was born in a small town
And I live in a small town
Probably die in a small town
Oh, those small communities.

That’s me. 
I was born in a small town.
I live in small towns. 
I travel to small towns.
… and I suppose someday I’ll die in a small town as well. 

I was born in a small town.

It was a classic small-town hospital on the outskirts of Jackson, WY. Yep. I was born with the Grand Teton in my backyard. My dad worked for the postal service. My mom even spent some time working in a souvenir shop that catered to tourists.

I would spend my summers playing in the lakes at Grand Teton Nat’l Park and my winters cross-country skiing in the nearby forests.
I even heard gunshots every night! Always on time just after 6 pm. (It was the nightly shoot-out on the town square 😉

It was my upbringing in that classic tourist town that helped shaped me into who I am today. I love tourism and I love small towns.

I live in small towns.

Small towns feel comfortable to me. Small-town life is primarily all I’ve known. It’s where my son was raised. It’s where I live now.

From Providence (UT) and Tonganoxie (KS) to Mancos (CO) and Corvallis (MT) … small towns are where I call home.

I travel to small towns.

I have this thing for ghost towns (population 0). I guess you can call that your classic “small-town.”

But I love towns bigger than that too. I’ll spend days researching them online planning the perfect road trip. I love staying in quaint motels, KOA cabins, AirBnBs, and sometimes just camping in a tent. I like seeing what makes a town unique. I’ll learn the history and find the best place to eat. After all, my wife is a foodie and remembers her vacations based on the good food she ate.

There’s nothing like making memories and traveling to small towns. My son still talks about the time he got to add some official strands of string to the world’s largest ball of twine!

I play small town video games

Ha! Even in my free time I’m playing video games about small towns. Whether it’s designing the ultimate small town in Cities Skylines or optimizing the tourism scene in Tropico 6, my passion for small towns and tourism spills into my entertainment.

I design websites with small towns in mind.

It was a dream come true when I got to put my technological mindset and creative nature to work and help promote small-town tourism. It started back in 2012 creating tourism apps for iOS and Android devices.

It then morphed into small-town businesses that needed websites in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana where I currently live. I’ve created 87 (and counting!) small business websites.

But I can’t help but think about other small towns that could also benefit from having a website geared towards promoting tourism. So that’s what I do. I help small towns attract tourism to benefit local small businesses through amazing, professional websites. It’s my dream.

Is your small town worthy of a destination website? YES! I believe it is.

So let’s do it! Let’s create an awesome website to help travelers like me come and explore your small town.

Cody L Edwards

Every great website starts with a conversation

You can also reach me by phone or email. You’ll need to leave a voicemail but I promise to get back to you REALLY soon. (406) 369-5884 or send an email to: cody@smalltowntravelsites.com

I’m sure you have questions – that’s great! I love answering them and helping you in the decision-making process. 

I’m also really quick to respond ;) 

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