<p>A native of northern Michigan, I received degrees in percussion performance and creative writing from Oberlin College and Conservatory, and spent several years putting them to no particular use as a touring pianist with several Detroit-based rock bands. Over the past five years I&#8217;ve authored Lonely Planet titles on Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States and volunteer travel, worked as a freelance journalist and served as the music editor for several doomed internet ventures. Recent adventures include a long bike ride through southern Africa with Lonely Planet&#8217;s team in the <a href="[Link Removed] d&#8217;Afrique</a> &#8211; a cycling expedition which raises funds for sustainable transportation initiatives &#8211; and a year-long shoestring trip around the world with my partner of 10 years. I currently live in Brooklyn, New York and count among my personal interests bread baking, wilderness camping and tinkering with my bicycle.
Oaxaca Mexico, Big Sur Coast, Hong Kong, Sweden, Florence