Kassondra Cloos is a freelance journalist from Rhode Island specializing in full-time travel and human-powered adventure. You'll find her work at Backpacker, Outside Magazine, Gossamer Magazine, HGTV.com, and in the Denver Post, among others. At home, you'll usually find her working from the stacks in historic libraries. Abroad, you'll find her walking or paddling between cities or writing good, old-fashioned postcards from the coziest cafe in town.