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Sam Benson

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After graduating from college in Chicago, Sara jumped on a plane to the West Coast with just one suitcase and $100 in her pocket. She landed in crazy San Francisco, and today makes her home in a beach town on the California coast. She also spent three years living in Japan, after which she followed her wanderlust around Asia for almost a year before returning to the USA, where she has worked as a teacher, a journalist and a national park ranger. She is an all-seasons outdoor enthusiast.

Already the author of 45 travel and non-fiction books, Sara (aka Sam) has written for publishers including Lonely Planet, Wilderness Press, National Geographic, Compass American Guides and Countryman Press. Her travel writing features in newspapers and magazi
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With over 275 California state parksto choose from, sometimes it's the littlest parks that get overlooked. Honestly, that's OK with me, because it means more solitude when I hike. But low visitation numbers also equal a greater chance of that park being closed next time California has a budget crisis. That's why I'm devoting this entire post to showing you the giant beauty of tiny Harmony Head... Read more of this blog post »
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