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I divide my time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Then I throw in kayaking, stand-up paddling, surfing, yoga, cycling, trail running and skiing. I like having a lot to do.

A 23-year veteran of the online media world, I have worked at TravelMuse, Yahoo, Excite, CNET and HotWired as a managing editor, product manager and business manager. My essays have been featured in Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing and Best Women’s Travel Writing books. My articles have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, San Antonio Express-News, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Robb Report, Private Clubs, Sunset, Sierra, Saturday Evening Post, ISLANDS, Coastal Living, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Men’s Fitness, San Francisco magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Organic Gardening, American Way, Celebrated Living, Delta Sky, Rhapsody, Alaska Airlines’ Beyond, Let’s Go with Ryanair, Westways, Journey, Preferred Travel, Visit California, Buick’s B Magazine, Travel Guide to California (2011-2017), World Hum, Thrillist, AOL Travel, Gadling, Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, Practical Travel Gear and more.

I’m a resident of the Writers’ Grotto, and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and The Authors Guild.

My favorite trips include my Cuban honeymoon, tequila tasting in Mexico, hiking Peru’s Amazon jungle, searching for snow leopards in India, finding my way in Namibia, kayaking in New Zealand’s Fiordland and absolutely everything in New Orleans. That said—I’ve never taken a trip I didn’t like, and I hit the road as much as possible.