I'm an award-winning writer and photographer on a quest to explore the world, find the meaning of life, and avoid getting lost for more than two days at a time. (Also, exotic skin rashes, trying to avoid those, too.)
A hands-in-the-dirt storyteller, I seek the beautiful, mystical, and absurd. I find the untrodden places—the ones with dead-end roads, off-the-grid eccentrics, and toothy creatures that push me down the food chain—and dive in, pen and camera in hand.
I was named America's top travel writer for 2016 when the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation awarded me the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Writer of the Year. My previous Lowell Thomas Awards include a 2012 Bronze Award for Travel Writer of the Year and recent plaques for Best Adventure Travel and Best Environmental Tourism stories of the year. My photography regularly appears in feature stories and on covers of publications worldwide.
I recently returned from a seven-month odyssey through Central America with my family. Note that I now have an American phone number again.
Contact: 406-529-3126 / digaaron at gmail.com