Marybeth Bond has traveled to 100+ countries on seven continents and stayed in palaces from India to Ireland.

Marybeth is a journalist, editor, author based in San Francisco. She writes for National Geographic (3 books and articles).

Outside Magazine featured Marybeth on the cover.  Travel advice New York Times, Outside Magazine.


In 2016 the New York Times profiled her with more travel advice.

Recently Marybeth tracked polar bears and swam with Beluga whales in the Canadian Arctic, and kayaked through icebergs in Antarctica.

Marybeth’s 12 award-winning books include A Woman’s World, a national best seller that won the Lowell Thomas Gold Medal for the Best Travel book from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. Marybeth was a featured guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” with her book Gutsy Women.

Marybeth has appeared on more than 250 television and radio shows, including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS Morning News and National Public Radio. She also acted as the “Smart Traveler” radio host for the nationally syndicated Outside Radio show and as the Travel Expert/Columnist for the Travel Channel on Her work has also appeared in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, Cosmopolitan, More Magazine, First for Women and others. She has been a Contributing Editor at TravelGirl Magazine for twelve years.

Marybeth was on the cover of Outside Magazine, featuring her story of “How to Make the Great Escape” and how she found romance in Kathmandu” (he ended up her husband). She also hosted her own syndicated travel radio show for the magazine.

In a past life, Marybeth was a successful businesswoman with Xerox and Honeywell. However, Marybeth’s insatiable taste for adventure could not be quelled, so she quit her job in San Francisco and spent 2 years traveling the world alone.



She has hiked, biked, dived, danced, snow-shoed, skied, climbed, copter-ed, tuk-tuked, trekked and traipsed my way through seven continents, from the depth of the Flores Sea to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Along the way she studied in Paris for four years and earned two degrees.

She is committed to travel as a lifestyle.

Interviewing one of Picasso’s models in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Kayaking in Antarctica