Travel isn't just something you do.
For some of us, it is so much who we are. It's the one thing that taps into our love of novelty and experiences that deepen our relationship to ourselves and the world, offering up those moments with people and places that take our breath away, stirring the soul like nothing else can.
So I write--to remember, to relate, to realize the power that words have to take us "there," wherever there is.
My international perspective is informed by my years of teaching English in Japan and traveling extensively throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Central America and Europe. My adventures include mingling with Zapotec Indians in Oaxaca, drinking bilos of kava under the full moon in Fiji, skydiving in New Zealand, koala snuggling in Australia, riding elephants in Thailand, trekking Nepal's Himalaya, shooting an AK47 in Cambodia, and dancing in the streets of Chau Doc to Santana tunes with a toothless Vietnamese grandmother.
I now live an adventurous life with my husband and two sons in the Philadelphia suburbs. - Kennerly Clay
Kennerly's travel writing has appeared in newspapers such as Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Dallas Morning News, and Kansas City Star. She has also written travel for GoNomad.com, Native Peoples, Shelter Magazine (now Interiors), Spa Magazine, and Transitions Abroad. She is former Philadelphia city guide editor for USAToday.com and is also a contributor to FriendlyPlanet.com.