Born and raised in Texas, but nomadic in nature. I've been lucky to have spent a summer living in Japan. I'm soon to travel to South America for a natural building and sustainable living internship while I continue to write and explore for Atlas Obscura. From there I'll head to Peru where I'll spend time with Shipibo healers in the Amazon. After that I plan to end up on the west coast for a long overdue introduction to surfing. Fingers crossed for a late 2010 trip to Asia. I like campy movies and all things occult, camping in the forest, and swimming in the river.