Kelly Liken knows her way around the kitchen—and she proved it on season 7 of Bravo’s hit show Top Chef. In between cooking at her Vail, Colorado restaurant, traveling to film the Top Chef reunion and planning a trip with her husband, Kelly told us about her favorite meal ever, the glories of Mexican street food and the (secret) island that she fell in love with.
Amanda Pressner is best known by the quasi-pseudonym she shares with two of her closest friends: The Lost Girls. Pressner, along with co-authors Holly Corbett and Jennifer Baggett blogged their journey at LostGirlsWorld.com which has become an online hub for savvy female travelers thirsting for adventure. Upon returning home, they signed a book deal and over the summer, their joint-travelogue The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World. was published by Harper Collins.
Susan Orlean is more than a travel writer—she’s a storyteller, who happens to tell lots of stories about foreign and exotic places. To date she’s published seven books, including "The Orchid Thief." This week, Susan talks to How I Travel about why she’s so in love with life on the road, her first experiences as a road-tripping writer, why she likes to travel with an objective in mind and her method for choosing a good spot to eat.
Any traveler who lives to eat or foodie who loves to travel knows Anthony Bourdain - an opinionated former-chef with a penchant for pork who delivers delicious doses of snark in every episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. This week, he gave How I Travel a little piece of his mind...and we happily ate it up.
Claire Bevilacqua is a thoughtful, a ripping surfer and a true travel aficionado. The 2003 Australian Juniors champ made the jump to the pro circuit as a 22 year old and hasn’t looked back since. This week, she took a break from the hustle of the pro tour to chat with “How I Travel.”
Andrew Evans has packed a lot of life into his 35 years—he’s a writer, an endless wanderer and (recently) a bus passenger heading from Washington D.C. to Antarctica. With the story of his Antarctic adventure hitting newsstands in this month’s National Geographic Traveler, Andrew agreed to kick some of his travel wisdom our way.
Priscilla Levac is a professional snowboarder, clothing designer and all around lifestyle artist. This week the self-proclaimed “Easy-Going Princess” took time out of her schedule to talk about how travel is like a river, the joys of raw food and falling in love on the road.
A few years ago, Robin Benway was working in an office while harboring dreams of quitting her day job to write a novel. Within a year she had signed with an agent, sold her first book and vanquished any thoughts of time-clocks and water-coolers.
With BootsnAll set to make the next call for writers for our Travel Writers Platform, we thought we’d check up on each of the first five and ask them to share some of their favorite gems of road-worn wisdom. Amiee, Brooke, Christine, JoAnna and Nellie are five fascinating women—each with a different take on what makes travel so special.
At age 27, Andrew Shelley quit his engineering job with a plan to travel the world. But Andrew’s trip would be different from other ‘round-the-world backpackers in one very significant way: he’d be undertaking the entire journey in a wheelchair.