Carrie is an award-winning writer and storyteller who has been writing for National Geographic and other publications that share her love of travel and exploration since 1998. Her adventures have taken her around the world, from migrating with nomadic reindeer herders in northern Mongolia to competing in the Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament. She is a strong advocate for solo travel (especially for women) and mindful travel.
Her first book, 100 Dives of a Lifetime: The World’s Ultimate Underwater Destinations, was published by National Geographic in 2019. She has also contributed to several other National Geographic non-fiction travel anthologies.
Carrie’s second book, A Diver’s Guide to the World: Remarkable Dive Travel Destinations Above and Beneath the Surface, was co-authored with her husband, Chris Taylor. Together, they traveled to 50 locations in 35 countries over 14 continuous months, spending more than 250 hours underwater to complete the fieldwork.
Carrie and Chris are founders of Beneath the Surface Media, a project that uses storytelling and dive travel (traveling both land and sea) to inspire and encourage conservation through exploration.
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