Amateur historical geologist. Self-titled Scrabble champion. Avid believer in the Oxford Comma. Always eats breakfast. Always. My approach toward travel? Make it a priority, and you're golden.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Norway is where my soul chords vibrate. Otherwise, plant me in a national park and leave me for days — I'll be fine."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I grew up in Iowa, and didn't see the ocean or step foot on a plane for 18 years. Needless to say, once I did, I went nuts. I haven't stopped since, and I rarely go a month without a trip somewhere. Though my preference is to move places — not just visit and country count. Now I work in the travel industry, writing, editing, and learning landscape photography."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I learned I have a phobia of ice and snow at elevation on top of a glacier in Norway. I was bawling like crazy as a white-out rolled in, making the entire place look like the inside of a ping-pong ball. We had to scale the side of a mountain to shorten the route and get back in time...I will never, ever, ever climb a glacier again!"
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