I am an award-winning writer, journalist, editor, and book writing coach. My book, Real Mosquitoes Don't Eat Meat, was published by W.W. Norton. I have written for The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, GQ, National Geographic Adventure, Wired, Travel + Leisure, and Outside, where I was a senior editor. My writing has been anthologized in the Best American Travel Writing series and Outside 25: The Best of Outside Magazine's First 25 Years. I am writing a book about a reporting trip to the Middle East that became a meditation on faith, awakening, and travel as a spiritual practice . I hold a master's degree from Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism. Based in Boulder, Colorado, I write about travel, religion, and contemporary spiritual issues. I teach writing and coach up-and-coming writers. I practice and teach yoga.