Carrie Visintainer writes for the adventurous mags, and more.

Her articles and essays have appeared in print or online at The Washington PostThe Huffington Post, Outside, Backpacker5280ProtoArs Medica, and in various Travelers’ Tales “The Best Women’s Travel Writing” volumes. In 2012, one of her travel essays won a gold Solas Award.

Not only that, but for a few months every year, she and her husband pull their kids out of school and take them to exotic spots on the globe to live. Her tales of what it is like to live on an island off the coast of Mexico with young children even makes me a little nervous.

All of that experience and more has manifested in her book Wild Mama. We're giving it away as we lead up to the holidays (Dec. 21-23, 2015). If you like what  you hear in the interview, you'll definitely be into her book!