About Dan

Writer. Father. Athlete. Traveler. Editor. Outdoorsman. Find out more about Dan here.

FranconiaDan began his writing career as a reporter (and later an editor) at weekly newspapers outside of Boston, where he covered everything from murders to zoning board meetings. In 2000, he became the associate editor for the recreational boating magazine Offshore, where he honed his descriptive, engaging writing style. He left Offshore in 2003 to raise his newborn daughter (and, later, his son) and to pursue a freelance career.

Besides writing and his family, Dan is passionate about the outdoors. He enjoys hiking and kayaking, and publishes a website devoted to the Northeast outdoors, www.NortheastExplorer.com.

DAN WTM PHOTO 2013 (5)Dan also has a passion for travel and adventure. He has visited such places as Egypt, Vietnam and the Czech Republic. He is a personal trainer and an ultrarunner, and has completed multiple 100-mile ultramarathons. He has also participated in several of the world’s hardest obstacle and endurance races, including the Death Race, Spartan Ultra Beast and the 24-hour World’s Toughest Mudder four times.


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