Top Five Reasons to Read Travel Books When You Travel

Reading of any type is a great way to spend part of a vacation. But when I travel or move a new place, I love grabbing travelogues, travel books, and fiction books about the specific area I’ll be exploring. I recently moved to New York City and have been devouring books related to New York …

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The Latest on Volcanoes (In My Life)

Volcanoes have been in the news a lot lately. There is the ongoing eruption of K­īlauea, on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Then the news of a decapitated Roman excavated in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy. And then the heart-breaking news out of Guatemala, where the eruption of the Fuego volcano has claimed dozens, maybe …

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 …