Where are you from? Long Island, NY
My role at the OneTravel Blog: Freelance Travel Writer
Where have you been?: I have traveled extensively in the Southern Hemisphere. During college I studied abroad for a year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I developed a taste for Spanish pop music and alfajores. In June 2008 I left a corporate career in Manhattan to backpack around the world for 12 months. My favorite travel experiences are snorkeling with turtles in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil; camping in the Australian Outback and hiking through the Colombian jungle to see the ruins of Ciudad Perdida.
Writing Experience: In addition to travel blogging, I write features for print and online publications. I'm the founder and editor of Downtown Traveler, a website for city dwellers who crave arts, culture and adventure. You can find me on Twitter and Facebook.
A little more about Leslie: After visiting 17 countries and five continents on my round the world trip, I realized I hadn't seen much of the United States. Armed with a National Parks Pass, I'm determined to camp, drive and hike my way across the US. I'm off to a strong start; I spent my honeymoon camping in Yellowstone National Park.