Photo from Becky MasonBronwen Dickey is an essayist and journalist who writes regularly for The Oxford American. Her work has also appeared in Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Travel Writing 2009, Newsweek, Outside, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Independent Weekly, among other publications. In 2009 she received a first-place Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award and a MacDowell Colony residency grant.

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