I’m obsessed with the great American road trip and have traveled coast-to-coast to seek out roadside attractions, historical sites, and national parks.

I’ve contributed to three guidebooks and many other travel and lifestyle publications. I consider myself a researcher and guide, and I love to swap travel stories, advice, and real-world tips. 

I write because no matter how much you think you know, there’s always so much more to learn. That’s also why I started The Scout Project, a merit badge program for curious people of all ages. 

I live in a Baltimore rowhome with my boyfriend. I often write about the city—I was the Baltimore expert on About.com for three years—but otherwise I’m on the road as much as possible. I try to take Penny, our rescue pup, along whenever I can. She even has her own hashtag.

If there’s a campfire and I can bring my dog, you can bet I’ll be there. (And I’ll volunteer to bring the s'mores.)

Still have questions? Email me or chat with me on Twitter.