Amy Westervelt

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Amy Westervelt is an award-winning radio and print journalist who contributes regularly to The Wall Street JournalThe Guardian UK, and the local NPR station, Reno Public Radio. She is also the co-host of the Range podcast, which focuses on the trailblazers and stories of the new American West. Amy lives in Truckee, Calif, where she spends any free time she gets exploring Lake Tahoe and its environs with her husband, two young sons, and their dogs. 

Posts by Amy Westervelt

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  • 1
    What's your most exciting or surprising travel experience?

    The couple of weeks I spent exploring Jordan — everything about that country surprised and delighted me: the food, the incredible diversity of both scenery and people, it’s the one place I’ve been that I think about returning to often.

  • 2
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the country, and there is so much to do there, but it’s hardly visited … in fact it boasts the country’s least-visited national park (Isle Royale, which is well worth a visit despite being pretty hard to get to).

  • 3
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    That there’s always something to learn and that people will always surprise you.

  • 4
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    I feel like it’s almost a cliche at this point, but I’m gonna have to say train. You get to see things you just can’t see any other way, it’s super comfortable, and I love that it just makes you slow down and stare out the window.