Thanks for visiting AdventureEditorial.com! My name is Danielle Taylor, and I’m a freelance journalist, editor, blogger, and student photographer as well as the marketing and member service coordinator for the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau. My passions for travel, outdoor/adventure recreation, parks and public lands, conservation, geography, global cultures, history and related topics guide my work as a storyteller, and my career as a magazine editor, freelance journalist and tourism marketing progrssional has led me to cover subjects ranging from firefighting to log homes to cancer and more. In 2011, I joined the Outdoor Writers Association of America to connect with like-minded writers and editors, and I’m currently serving on the OWAA Board of Directors through summer 2020. I joined the staff of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau in September 2017, and I enjoy sharing information on my home in western Pennsylvania.
At last count, my travels have taken me to 17 countries and six territories on five continents, plus 48 American states, and I’m always looking for my next adventure. In my journeys, I’ve:
- climbed the Great Wall of China,
- flown over Denali and heli-hiked in Alaska,
- jumped off a waterfall in the highlands of Brazil during a four-day hiking trip,
- traveled through the Panama Canal,
- danced to the music during traditional pub seisiuns in Ireland,
- had to evacuate from a sleeper train on fire in southern India,
- climbed Le Pouce, the third-highest mountain on the island of Mauritius,
- eaten sheep intestines and gotten charged by an elephant in South Africa,
- shared a coconut lunch with the monkey who picked it for me in Malaysia,
- rappelled down waterfalls in Costa Rica,
- crawled through old Vietcong guerilla tunnels, spent a day laughing at the zoo with a bunch of deaf students and and became good friends with a lounge singer in Vietnam,
- learned to surf on Hawaii’s North Shore, and
- spent several months driving all over the U.S., sleeping in the back of a pickup in 2009 and a Subaru Outback from 2015 to present,
to name a few memorable experiences!
In Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire (which I highly recommend), the author writes: “A venturesome minority will always be eager to set off on their own, and no obstacles should be placed in their path; let them take risks, for godsake, let them get lost, sunburnt, stranded, drowned, eaten by bears, buried alive under avalanches — that is the right and privilege of any free American.” I’ve always identified with this line, as I honestly wouldn’t mind getting lost, stranded or buried alive under avalanches — and I actually think any of those experiences could make for a great story.
When I’m off the road, I split my time between my home in rural western Pennsylvania, the greater Washington, D.C., area (my home from 2004-2015), and North Carolina (my childhood home). In my free time, I enjoy most forms of outdoor recreation (kayaking, climbing, backpacking, etc.), going on adventures with my dog, hanging out with my little cousins and my Little Sister, trying new recipes, semi-extreme couponing, and when I’m in Virginia, dancing with the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers.
About this site:
I use this outlet as a tool to connect both with readers who are interested in the topics I like to cover as well as editors who may be interested in working with me.
If you check in regularly (or better yet, subscribe using the button to the right), you’ll see blog posts about my travels and observations, clips of some of my published articles, photos I’ve taken in my journeys, links to some interesting sites I think you might enjoy, tidbits of intriguing information I learn in my research, and updates both on stories I’m following as well as where I’m going as a writer and a traveler. And unless I’m the subject of the photo or I’ve said otherwise in a caption, all photos you see on this site are my own.
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Occasionally, I am hosted by tourism groups such as convention and visitors bureaus, in which cases may be given complimentary accommodations, meals, attraction passes, etc. However, any opinions I express on this site or in a published article are strictly my own.
Please feel free to stop by anytime and let me know what you think!