Marybeth is a travel blogger and author for National Geographic (three travel books and articles). Her book Gusty Women has sold over 90,000 copies and been translated into 3 languages.
Recently Marybeth tracked polar bears and swam with Beluga whales in the Canadian Arctic, and kayaked through icebergs in Antarctica.
Marybeth’s 12 award-winning books include A Woman’s World, a national best seller that won the Lowell Thomas Gold Medal for the Best Travel book from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. Marybeth was a featured guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” with her book Gutsy Women.
Marybeth has appeared on more than 250 television and radio shows, including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS Morning News and National Public Radio. She also acted as the “Smart Traveler” radio host for the nationally syndicated Outside Radio show and as the Travel Expert/Columnist for the Travel Channel on ivillage.com. Her work has also appeared in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, Cosmopolitan, More Magazine, First for Women and others. She has been a Contributing Editor at TravelGirl Magazine for twelve years.
Marybeth was on the cover of Outside Magazine, featuring her story of “How to Make the Great Escape” and how she found romance in Kathmandu” (he ended up her husband). She also hosted her own syndicated travel radio show for the magazine.
In a past life, Marybeth was a successful businesswoman with Xerox and Honeywell. However, Marybeth’s insatiable taste for adventure could not be quelled, so she quit her job in San Francisco and spent 2 years traveling the world alone.
Marybeth has lived with nomads in the Thar Desert of India, Sherpa families in Nepal, Karen Tribes in Thailand, the “Black Thai” hill tribes in Vietnam, Gamelan musicians in Bali, Gaelic dairy farmers on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, and Navajo sheep farmers on tribal lands in the American Southwest.
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