Raised in the woods of Northern Wisconsin, adventure pulses through Samantha's veins. Her most notable trips have been: a tandem bicycle ride 1,000 miles to New Orleans, that time she got malaria in Kenya, and working on an organic farm in Turkey. She hopes her travels will always be as robust and unexpected as those past. These days, she teaches creative writing to Chicago Public School students, and sandwiches in domestic adventures where possible. She's learning Spanish with a secret daydream to move to Barcelona with her husband. She recently read the Rumi quote, 'Travel brings back power and love to your life'--and could not agree more.