Danielle Taylor is a freelance writer, editor, blogger, budding photographer, and meandering wifi hobo, and she has worked with the IFW team as a nonfiction editor since summer 2015. From 2009-2015, she worked as a magazine editor in northern Virginia but yearned to hit the road as a freelance writer and traveler, and she finally made the shift the same summer she began working with IFW. She then set up her business (Adventure Editorial), moved into the back of her Subaru Outback and embraced the open highway. She now travels full-time in search of adventure, excitement, and always her next story.
In her writing for a variety of magazines and online outlets, currently including Blue Ridge Outdoors, Rails to Trails, Outdoors Unlimited magazines, and the Matador Network website, Danielle covers outdoor recreation, conservation, public lands, and travel. In 2016, she’s taking a long road trip to all 59 national parks for the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, and she works from anywhere she can get a decent connection to the web. When she’s off the road, she splits her time between Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Danielle has a retriever mutt sidekick named Paxton who often accompanies her on adventures, including a month-long road trip across the U.S. Danielle has been clogging since she was five and performs with the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, and she volunteers as a search and rescue ground crew member, and dispatcher with the Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group. During college, she sailed around the world with the Semester at Sea study abroad program. Danielle holds a B.A. degree in magazine journalism and English, as well as a B.S. degree in human geography from the University of Maryland, where she also worked as a writing tutor for eight semesters.