The Year of South Pacific Volcanoes

Polynesian culture and lava: 2017 has brought two more trips to volcanic lands that will be featured in my upcoming travel book about visiting some of the world's most interesting and infamous volcanoes. (Read more about my upcoming book project here.) In May 2017, I hopped over to the Big Island of Hawai‘i for a …

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In the News: Story from My Alma Mater

My alma mater, Pacific Lutheran University, just published a story profiling me as an author and national park ranger. If you'd like to learn a little more about motivates me everyday, including in my jobs as a writer, park ranger, and traveler, head over to http://www.plu.edu/marcom/news/2016/08/01/park-ranger-plog/ I am grateful for all the study abroad opportunities …

Announcing the Full List of Stories (and Bits of Bad Travel Advice) in Make Sure You Have a Map

What’s the worst travel advice you’ve ever been given? I have been given advice both good and bad before my travels, and am happy to announce the titles of twenty stories of travel advice I am glad I ignored, travel lesson I had to learn along the way as I explored more than a dozen …