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 surfing, yoga and trail running. I like having a lot to do.
A 19-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 articles have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Coastal Living, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, San Francisco magazine, Organic Gardening, American Way, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Let’s Go with Ryanair, Westways, Journey, Buick’s B Magazine, World Hum, Gadling, Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, AOL, Travel Guide to California (2011, 2012, 2013), Athleta, Luxury Latin America, Shermans Travel, Practical Travel Gear, Triporati and TravelMuse. I’m a syndicated columnist with the Washington Times online, writing about adventure sports and travel. I’m also a travel expert and contributor for Jetsetter and Fortnighter.
My favorite trips include tequila tasting in Mexico, hiking Peru’s Amazon jungle, kayaking in the Caribbean, hiking in Patagonia 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.
I live in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. I’m also building a home on a beach in Honduras way off the beaten track, which explains why I know a lot about hurricane ties and the proper ingredients for making concrete from scratch.