nancy d brownWhen the majority of my classmates were headed to UC Berkeley, a few miles from our high school, I was the one breaking from the flock. I was the lone duck flying to University of Oregon’s Journalism School. Upon graduation, I traveled to Boston because this third generation California girl wanted to experience the East Coast.  About the time that my peers were getting married and starting families, I had started a public relations agency with a friend, but not before quitting my job, putting a few possession in a storage locker and backpacking through Europe with my newlywed husband.

I have not necessarily followed the yellow brick road, but I have followed my passion of travel and writing. What a Trip it’s been! Combining that passion with hard work I have written an active adventure guide to Hawaii’s Big Island for Shape magazine, explored Loreto, Mexico’s underwater world for Alaska Airlines magazine and froze my buns in Anchorage, Alaska while sharing my tips on how to watch the Iditarod dog sled race for the Chicago Tribune. I liked the challenge of visiting Door County, Wisconsin in the dead of winter while taking photos from the windswept deck of an icebreaker ferry or riding a Fjord horse on the steep slopes of Bergen, Norway. Addicted to travel, I’m always looking ahead to my next adventure.

My days of sleeping in a hostel are behind me (unless it’s a luxury, boutique poshtel.) Instead, I opt for high thread count sheets and down-filled pillows in my hotel room; preferably with an in room hot tub and offering water views. My tastes may have changed over the years, but what hasn’t changed is my quest for active adventure travel. At Nancydbrown.com, I share my insider’s tips on things to see and do around the world. Click on over to my contact page if you’d like to get in touch to learn how we may work together.