Wendy’s passions are travel, nature and communication, which intersect in her multi-faceted life as a writer, editor, tour leader and former adjunct professor specializing in environmental media studies. A Seattle native who got hooked on the Colorado sunshine, Wendy lives in Boulder with her family. Before getting her master’s in journalism and Ph.D. in mass communication research at the University of Colorado, Wendy was a tour director in Alaska and Canada. She also arranges custom trips for private groups, a pursuit that has taken her into the Bolivian Amazon by dugout canoe, through the jungles of Nepal on elephant back, and across 115 miles of Mongolian steppe on a horse, sipping fermented mare’s milk with nomad families on the way.
Wendy’s magical wildlife encounters include snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos and sitting face to face with a silverback gorilla in a Congo forest. “Incorrigibly peripatetic,” Wendy has visited 47 countries and all 50 states. She currently holds the position of Editorial Director at Natural Nabitat Adventures, writes an eco-travel blog for Gaiam and is slowly making progress on a travel guidebook to less-traveled places in the West, focusing on retro-style experiences evocative of her childhood road trips in the 1970s.
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