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. Now she focuses her freelance writing on travel and gold prospecting, writing primarily for the Gold Prospectors Association of America since 2012. She has also written a RV living blog for Misadventures Magazine, an up-and-coming women's outdoor and travel publication.
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 traveling, 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 tennis player. Like most wanderers, Reijonen also dabbles in photography and is wooed by foreign languages.
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: 39
Favorite movies: When Harry Met Sally, Midnight in Paris, Sleepless in Seattle
Guilty pleasures: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, Lodi Old Vine Zins, NZ Sauv Blancs and chocolate.
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 most want to be like:
Bill Bryson and Anne Lamott