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An unapologetic generalist, I write about travel, Alaska, books, adventure, the outdoors, people, food, culture, science, business, entrepreneurship, and much more.

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National Geographic

The Atlas of Remote Islands

A lot of books cross freelance writer Jenna Schnuer’s desk. One new title became an instant addition to her having-a-meh-day-and-need-a-pick-up pile. Click through to see how you can get a co…...

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Where the Buffalo Roam: Dakotas Road Trip

The plains? Hardly. A solo drive through the Dakotas proves big on personality....

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Make Your Own Festival

Jenna Schnuer reports from this past weekend’s Maker Faire in Queens, New York. I couldn’t tell exactly what the noise was or where it was coming from: There was the ping ping ping of xylophones, a…...

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The Books of Summer

Nothing can ruin a long-haul flight or a lazy August afternoon at the beach as much as lack of good reading material. The best #TripLit can enhance your travels or even inspire you to explore fresh…...

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New York -- National Geographic Traveler

Locals divulge their favorites in five classic neighborhoods—so you, too, can live like a New Yorker....

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Garden State Variety: Road Tripping New Jersey

New Jersey is more than a shore thing: There’s a lot to love about the Garden State....

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River Rebound: Eagles Along the Mississippi

Huckleberry Finn and Jim had their raft. Modern adventurers have their cars and the Great River Road. Now in its 75th year, this national scenic byway follows the Mississippi for 2,069 miles and t…...

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Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Draw Me My Life

Freelance writer Jenna Schnuer thinks mapmaker Connie Brown is one of the most creative map geeks she has ever come across–and, really, she means that as the ultimate compliment.  Twenty year…...