I am an independent adventurer.
This is a selection of recent encounters and expeditions.
If you are a female curious about solo international travel, please feel free to get in touch.
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BY BIKE // CANADIAN BORDER TO GULF OF MEXICO
Since 9000 B.C., people have traveled upon the largest watershed of the North American continent: The Mississippi River. With fully loaded bikes, my partner and I rode 2,376 miles unsupported through its watery heartlands. Foremost, I sought frank conversations about local identity and human connection by river. The backbone of our domestic landscape holds an inexhaustible collection of narratives. Loosely following the Mississippi River Trail, we began in International Falls, Canada, around 100 miles north of the Mississippi Headwaters in Itasca, MN. Our finish line was a few days' ride south of New Orleans, in the Gulf of Mexico, where the river meets the sea.
ANTARCTICA // MARINE RESEARCH VESSEL, LOWER DECK DD
I decided not bring a digital camera on this trip. I did bring my sketchbook, india ink, an old 35mm camera, and some slightly expired black and white 100 ISO 35mm film purchased at a gas station. The film's colors are chance. The vessel I was on was studying a red algae that grows on snow and is a food source for penguins.
PERU // CUSCO, AREQUIPA, PUNO
A tour of the Incan Sacred Valley, the convent of Arequipa, and the floating village of Uros with political scientist (& best friend) Annie Connell, of Bates/Harvard/Fulbright/Brookings
SCANDINAVIA // COPENHAGEN, MÖLLE, HELSINGBORG, MALMÖ
Cycling and wandering along the bikeways of Denmark and Southern Sweden
SOUTH AFRICA // CAPE TOWN
A monthlong inquiry into performance art and the subtleties of political theater in South Africa
NORTH AMERICA // ROAD TRIPS
I'm in New York. My neuroscientist/photographer brother Andrew lives in Maine. My urbanist brother Jack lives in L.A. We go cross-country a lot. Collectively, we've been to 47 states (over 40 of them together). Independently, we are racing to 49 so that we can go to Hawaii. We pinky swore to hit 50 as a trio.