Thu. Feb 25th, 2021

Are you a ‘bad traveler’ or a ‘good’ one? Do you care about conservation and telling stories about the environment enough to risk a wild ride or two? Today marks the day that Mongabay’s award-winning senior correspondent Jeremy Hance’s new book about his adventures – Baggage: Confessions of a Globe-Trotting Hypochondriac – lands in bookstores and on e-readers worldwide. Published by the major house Simon and Schuster, Jeremy’s wildly entertaining new title shares the challenges of doing this crazy and mostly thankless work of traveling to tell important stories despite having a suite of mental illnesses – extreme anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – two syndromes which make it nigh impossible for many to even leave home, let alone their country’s borders, via an array of precarious arrangements known as mass transit, public restrooms, restaurants and plane travel. The author of 3,000 plus features for Mongabay, plus many more for the Guardian and others, his latest project is already accruing praise from top traveler-authors Sy Montgomery and Carl Safina, Mongabay took this opportunity to drill into Jeremy’s seemingly self-destructive embrace of the unknown in jungles, jets and more to deliver on his commitment to, and love for, the natural world, and to hear about his survival strategies. Mongabay: What’s the furthest off the beaten path you’ve ever traveled for us? Jeremy Hance: That’s a tough one! Was it the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti to find the cryptic solenodon? Or how about a little town in northern…This article was originally published on Mongabay

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