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Travel Journalist, National Geographic

Marybeth contributes to National Geographic Travel, New York Times,, Escape Magazine, L.A. Times, TravelGirl Magazine, is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of, and the Travel Columnist at The Ark. Her credentials include: three travel books for National Geographic, numerous articles for National Geographic.

Marybeth’s books have sold over 100,000 copies and been translated into 3 languages.

cover of Outside Magazine with gutsy traveler marybeth bondd


Oprah and Marybeth discuss her book Gutsy Women.

Marybeth and Oprah  talk about travel and her book Gutsy Women.


Riding with my daughter on our 3,315-miles Bike Across America adventure to raise money for the National Osteoporosis Foundation. 


cover of Outside Magazine with gutsy traveler marybeth bondd

Annalyse in Bergen, Norway.









Meet Annalyse, contributor to Gutsy Travelers.

Annalyse is the real deal. A new generation of gutsy traveler. She braved bears, loneliness, and blisters when she hiked the 215 mile John Muir Trail ALONE. She crossed the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. That’s not all. She has dived off cliffs in Indonesia and Costa Rica. Annalyse trekked hut-to-hut in Norway and in the Dolomites. She camped through the National Parks of the Western USA for 6 weeks. She lived in Florence, Italy and traveled extensively from Bali to Burma and Vietnam to Croatia, and many more countries. When she’s not on an adventure trip, she teaches in an elementary school in Oakland, California. You may run into her in National Parks in Northern California, or in a mountain hut abroad. Read her blog posts to see how she has perfected the art of traveling on a budget. 

Annalyse hiking in Norway.



Marybeth and Annalyse hiking and climbing in the Canadian Rockies.

Marybeth in Antarctica.

Marybeth in Antarctica.