Wendy’s passions are travel, nature and communication, which intersect in her position as Editorial Director for Natural Habitat Adventures. Wendy has also worked as a journalist, copywriter, editor, tour leader and university professor specializing in environmental communication. 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 media studies at the University of Colorado, Wendy was a tour director in Alaska, Canada, New England and the western U.S. 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, overland by 4 X 4 on safari in Botswana, and across 115 miles of Mongolian steppe on a horse, sipping fermented mare’s milk with nomad families on the way.
Among Wendy’s most magical wildlife encounters are 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 writes an eco-travel blog for Gaiam and is currently at work – albeit slowly – on a book called Vintage Vacations in the American West, a guide to less-traveled places and retro-style experiences evocative of her childhood road trips in the 1970s.
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