I divide my time between writing about travel, running a kayak and stand-up paddleboard business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Then I throw in kayaking, stand-up paddling, surfing, yoga, cycling, hiking, trail running and skiing. I like having a lot to do.
A 24-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 The Best Travel Writing and The 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, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Channel, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Outside, Men’s Journal, Robb Report, Private Clubs, Virtuoso Life, Sunset, Sierra, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, Men’s Journal, Men’s Fitness, San Francisco magazine, Islands, Coastal Living, Ski Utah magazine, Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Organic Gardening, Every Day With Rachael Ray, American Way, Celebrated Living, Delta Sky, Hemispheres, Rhapsody, Alaska Airlines’ Beyond, Let’s Go with Ryanair, The Statesider, GuestLife Monterey Bay, mic.com, Business Insider, Westways, Journey, Preferred Travel, Visit California, Road Trip, Pebble Beach, Buick’s B Magazine, Travel Guide to California (2011-2020), World Hum, Thrillist, AOL Travel, Gadling, Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, Practical Travel Gear, and more.
I’m a resident of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, The Authors Guild, the Adventure Travel Trade Association, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
My favorite trips include my Cuban honeymoon, tequila tasting in Mexico, hiking Peru’s Amazon jungle, searching for snow leopards in India, cycling through wine country in Argentina, finding my way in Namibia, Arctic adventuring in Svalbard, kayaking in New Zealand’s Fiordland, following reindeer in northern Finland, 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.