2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Favorite Books

Following an Icelandic tradition, I decided to give books as gifts this holiday season. Jolabokaflod, or “Christmas Book Flood” in English, is the tradition of gathering with family, giving/unwrapping books on Christmas Eve, and reading into the night. I also wanted to support a BIPOC-owned small business, so I am giving gift cards to Bliss,Continue reading “2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Favorite Books”

10 Least Known Islands for Wildlife Viewing (USA Today 10Best)

“In the remotest corners of the world, undisturbed by human development, indigenous wildlife thrives on unspoiled islands. The Galápagos Islands have long been lauded for biodiversity and endemism. But there are lesser known outposts, often thousands of miles away from inhabited areas, profuse with wildlife….” Read the rest on USA Today 10Best here. Header imageContinue reading “10 Least Known Islands for Wildlife Viewing (USA Today 10Best)”

Best Cruise Ports for Hiking (Cruise Critic)

Cruising is fun and all, but the best part of it for me is exploring new lands on foot. Here’s a list of wonderful places to go hiking on your next cruise vacation that I wrote for Cruise Critic.  

8 Things to Do in La Paz, Mexico (JohnnyJet.com)

Cradled between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, Mexico’s Baja California Sur experiences year-round sunshine—and in its capital of La Paz, a delightfully peaceful existence away from the Cabo San Lucas crowds. Go swimming with whale sharks, pet grey whales, bike around the Magic town of Todos Santos and more. Read the articleContinue reading “8 Things to Do in La Paz, Mexico (JohnnyJet.com)”

My Nature-Inspired Travel Wish List

All the major publications are putting out lists of recommended places to visit next year and I figured Nature Traveler should also join in the fun. I’ve had an incredible year, visiting six new countries and checking off more states in my quest to get to all 50. Some recent highlights include Mississippi river cruising onContinue reading “My Nature-Inspired Travel Wish List”