I'm a writer with a knack for getting lost. Named one of Canada's top modern-day explorers, my journeys edging the limits of nations, endurance, and sanity have taken me to all seven continents, often by ski or bike. Born and raised in small-town Ontario, I studied science and adventure at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, thanks to the Morehead-Cain scholarship. After that I earned master's degrees in the history of science at Oxford, on the Rhodes scholarship, and in geobiology at MIT, where I mostly specialized in mountain biking. I now live off-grid in a one-room log cabin on the border of Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon, with sojourns in civilization for hot showers. My debut book, LANDS of LOST BORDERS, is a travel memoir about a long bike ride on the Silk Road. But more than that, it's an exploration of the ways borders of all kinds shape and shatter our world, as well as an exploration of, well, exploration—that basic longing to figure out what in the universe we're all doing here.Read more Read less
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