Julian Smith is an award-winning writer specializing in travel and science. His articles and photographs have appeared in Smithsonian, Wired, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, New Scientist, Discover, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and US News & World Report.
His book Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure has won awards from the Banff Mountain Festival Book Competition, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Society of American Travel Writers.
The author of travel guidebooks to El Salvador, Ecuador, Virginia, the Four Corners and Portland, Oregon, Julian has won the country's top travel writing award from the Society of American Travel Writers.
With a background in the natural sciences, including degrees in biology and wildlife ecology, Julian helped launch and edit Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, an international peer-reviewed scientific journal. He has taught writing, editing, and literature at the College of Santa Fe and the Gotham Writers Workshop.
He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughters.
Find more information on his website www.juliansmith.com