Nathan Borchelt has been working as a travel writer and photographer for over ten years, pursuing his passion of both travel and outdoor activities like skiing, scuba diving, cycling, hiking, camping, and intriguing cultural pursuits. In addition to his work as an editor at Away.com, his stories and photos have appeared in The Washington Post, Outside magazine, Backpacker, and several online publications. In spring of 2008 he co-authored the guidebook Great Destinations: Washington, DC, Alexandria, and Arlington for Countryman Press.
Escaping her native Mississippi's summer heat, Kate spent ten summers in the relatively cool mountains of North Carolina. It was there, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, she cultivated her love of the outdoors, learning backpacking, rock climbing, and whitewater skills. In addition to backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking along much of the Appalachian mountain chain, Kate spent two summers exploring several ranges in Alaska and Canada on foot and on water. She also has extensive backpacking and rafting experience in the Rocky Mountains. She is also a PADI-certified diver and a decent skier (for a gal from Mississippi). Kate earned her master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and worked for Backpacker magazine before joining Away.com as an editor in 2006.
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Perhaps the vast emptiness of the wheat fields in Kansas, where Lacy grew up, cultivated her deep longing to see the world and experience how others live their life. Lacy followed up her childhood by somehow staying put long enough to craft a degree in journalism, focusing on both travel and photography. Her curiosity about the world has taken her everywhere from playing soccer with orphans in Romania, clinging onto the back of a motorbike taxi driver during an uncompromising Thai rainstorm, tracking the black rhino in Namibia, to surfing in Costa Rica. Lacy is an editor at Away.com.
Growing up in the mountains of North Carolina, Jennifer Maltba Seabolt loved adventure—whether it was hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains with her dog Koko, flying through the trails of Tennessee on an ATV, or sailing the waters of the Neuse River at Camp Seafarer. She has been to more than 45 states, seeing most of America through the windshield of a 42-foot motorhome. Her latest adventures include running in the 200-mile Hood-to-Coast relay in Oregon and exploring every inch of her current hometown of D.C. Jennifer's goal in life is to grow old with some good stories to tell and to eat a lot of great food along the way. Jennifer works at Away.com as a marketing communications specialist.
With two young children now in tow, Alistair Wearmouth's travel perspective has shifted from digging out the best backpacker hostel in Kathmandu to coping strategies for toddlers on a transatlantic flight. An editor at Away.com for over five years, his world travels have taken him through Europe, India, Nepal, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Canadian Rockies, Australia, and beyond. He has written for publications including Backpacker, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian.com.
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