Julian Smith (author)
|Born||Julian S. Smith
Mount Kisco, New York
|Education||University of Virginia, B.A.
Utah State University, M.S.
|Genre||travel, science, history, memoir, non-fiction|
Smith has written for publications including Smithsonian, Wired, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, New Scientist, US News and World Report, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Wend Magazine and The Washington Post.
Smith is the author of travel guidebooks to Virginia, Ecuador, and the US Southwest for Moon Publications. In 2004, his book Moon Handbooks Four Corners won the country’s top travel writing award from the Society of American Travel Writers.
In December 2010, Harper Perennial published his book Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure, an account of retracing the 1898-1900 route of British explorer Ewart Grogan across Africa. In 2007, Smith traveled from South Africa to Sudan, crossing eight countries in two months by bus, bicycle and ferry. Grogan's journey was itself the first transect of the continent from south to north, done in part to convince his beloved's stepfather that he was worth marrying.
Smith lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter.
- 1000 Things to See Before You Die: USA and Canada
- Moon Handbooks Chesapeake Bay
- Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia
- Road Trip USA
- Road Trip USA California and the Southwest
- Online Travel Planning for Dummies
- Moon Handbooks Galapagos
- Moon Handbooks Navajo & Hopi Country
- Moon Handbooks Northern Virginia
- Moon Handbooks Four Corners
- Moon Handbooks Virginia
- Moon Handbooks Ecuador
- On Your Own in El Salvador