Adventure Travel Writer
Melissa McGibbon is an award-winning adventure travel journalist, editor, and photographer. She is the Senior Editor at Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers Editors Council, the North American Travel Journalists Association, and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Her work also appears in Outside Magazine, SmarterTravel.com, HuffPost.com, Elevation Outdoors Magazine, and TripAdvisor.com.
Her favorite travel accomplishments include circumnavigating the globe on a ship, meeting with Fidel Castro, BASE jumping in Idaho, flying over an erupting volcano and diving the Silfra Fissure in Iceland, skiing steep chutes in Canada, and downhill mountain biking in Peru.
She is usually skiing, biking, climbing, practicing yoga, flying, diving, or surfing—and is always in pursuit of adventure, travel, or some daring combination of the two.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.