Stats on Sarah Reijonen:
Favorite destinations: New Zealand, Patagonia, Thailand, Glacier National Park, Sierra Mountains, Alaska, anywhere in the mountains with a creek nearby
Number of countries visited: 40
Favorite movies: When Harry Met Sally, Midnight in Paris, Sleepless in Seattle
Guilty pleasures: Flourless chocolate cake, Lodi Old Vine Zins, romance movies on rainy days
Crazy stalker of: Eric Church. He is my favorite musician of all time. Long live country music!
Best hikes: Chile's W Circuit, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; Abel Tasman, New Zealand; Trout Lake and Piegan Pass in Glacier National Park, Mont.; Laugavegurinn Trail in Iceland
Writers I admire most:
Bill Bryson, Anne Lamott, Bob Goff
Sarah Reijonen studied journalism at Washington State University and subsequently spent time as a sports reporter in California and was the communications specialist for Gonzaga University Athletics in Spokane, Wash. She fulfilled one of many goals by receiving her personal trainer’s license in 2012. She has written for the Gold Prospectors Association of America and also wrote a RV living blog for Misadventures Magazine, a women's outdoor and travel publication. She poured wine for the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center for a year then for Prospect Cellars in Plymouth, Calif. where she also managed the winery's social media and website content.
Reijonen and her husband Chris, aka "Spanky," sold sold thier first home in Elk, Wash. in 2009 to spend seven months traveling around the world. It was all downhill from there, as both were bitten by the travel bug, contracting an incurable case of wanderlust. Prior to buying their second home in Placerville, Calif. in 2012, Reijonen and her husband lived in an RV for two years and traveled The Golden State for work. Now, the couple is back on the road again living the "high class line trash" lifestyle (Spanky is a power lineman, hence the "line trash" label).
Besides being nomadic for the better part of a decade, Reijonen is a workout junkie always trying out new fitness routines and pushing her own personal limits. She ran her first marathon in June 2012 and her first international race, the Cadbury Half Marathon, in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2013. She is an avid runner, biker, hiker and novice paddle boarder. Like most wanderers, Reijonen also dabbles in photography and is wooed by foreign languages.