After 14,000 miles and more logged on planes, buses, taxis, and vans, I’m pooped out. Patagonia was all I expected and more: I’d hike there again in a heartbeat.
The award-winning author of more than 40 books, Sandra Friend started her travel writing career in the 1990s writing features for major newspapers like the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Orlando Sentinel, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and magazines like Blue Ridge Country, Backpacker, and Rock & Gem. Her lifelong focus has been on the intersection of travel and the natural world. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of American Travel Writers and for the Florida Outdoor Writers Association.