Biography

With two young children now in tow, Alistair Wearmouth's travel perspective has shifted from digging out the best backpacker hostel in Kathmandu to coping strategies for toddlers on a transatlantic flight. A writer and editor based in Washington, D.C., his world travels have taken him through Europe, India, Nepal, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Canadian Rockies, and beyond. He has written for publications including Backpacker, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian.com.



Alistair Wearmouth's Photo Galleries

Alistair Wearmouth's Articles

Away Article, January 2013
Disneyland Snapshot
Away Article, January 2013
Traverse City Snapshot
Away Article, January 2013
Disney World Snapshot
Away Article, January 2013
Albuquerque Snapshot
Away Article, January 2013
Rehoboth Beach Snapshot
Away Article, January 2013
Saint Augustine Snapshot
Away Article, January 2013
Sonoma Snapshot
Away Article, January 2013
Biscayne National Park Snapshot
Away Article, January 2013
Siesta Key Snapshot
Away Article, January 2013
Saint Petersburg Snapshot
Away Article, January 2013
Niagara Falls Snapshot
Away Article, December 2012
Amelia Island Snapshot
Away Article, September 2012
Lake Louise Snapshot
Away Article, September 2012
Hershey Snapshot
Away Article, September 2012
Florida Keys Snapshot
Away Article, September 2012
Bellingham Snapshot
Away Article, September 2012
Saratoga Springs Snapshot
Away Article, September 2012
Park City Snapshot
Away Article, June 2011
Coasting Through West Sweden's Koster Islands
West Sweden's Koster Islands have long been a summer haven for Swedes. Now, with the designation of the waters around these islands as the country's first marine national park, the locals' secret is out. We sent one of our writers to find out more.
Gorp Article, December 2010
Phoenix Top Ten Outdoor Activities
From biking to hiking to riding in a hot-air balloon, we present the best things to do in and around one of Arizona's premier outdoor cities.
Away Article, December 2007
Family Vacations to Reykjavik, Iceland
Away Article, November 2007
Family Vacations to Edinburgh, Scotland
Away Article, November 2007
Family Vacations to Vienna, Austria
Away Article, November 2007
Family Vacations to Innsbruck, Austria
Away Article, November 2007
Family Vacations to Kilkenny, Ireland
Away Article, November 2007
Family Vacations to Scottish Highlands
Away Article, September 2007
Family Vacations to Yorkshire, England
Away Article, June 2007
An Altruist's Vacation
If travel is meant to broaden the mind, then the steadily growing field of “voluntourism” stands to broaden the mind and enrich the soul. But like its close cousin ecotourism, the altruistically simple concept of doing good while traveling is also privy to some easy misconceptions. Here, we offer a guide to get you on the right path to becoming a good global citizen.
Away Article, June 2007
A Safe Gamble: Picking the Right Place to Stay
Seven simple commandments for traveling with young kids from the parents who know.
Away Article, May 2007
Scotland in Miniature
On Scotland's Isle of Arran, mountains, meadows, and forests create the perfect seaside landscape for a family vacation.
Away Article, September 2006
The Essence of Culinary Travel: Q&A with Food Historian Betty Fussell
Journalist, food historian, and travel writer Betty Fussell gives us her thoughts on the world's delicious (and occasionally dire) culinary melting pot. She sheds light on how varying textures, tastes, and types of food underpin our appreciation of customs and cultures around the world, from the narrative of a culinary odyssey to the anarchy needed to halt the world's industrial food apparatus.
Away Article, August 2006
Rule Britannia...for Less
A new look at the Old Country with a seasonal, savings-guaranteed twist
Away Article, August 2006
A Slow-Burning Revolution
Journey from the 21st-century's helter-skelter, fast-food culture to a place where taking one's time is a national treasure.
Away Article, May 2006
Enter the Land of Opportunity
Unlock the mysteries of Southeast Asia's adventurous hinterlands without the headaches—and high costs—of high-season travel.
Away Article, November 2005
The Digital Darling: Kodak EasyShare-One
Away Article, October 2005
A Tale of Two Cities
Park City is the consummate destination resort, whether for budget backpackers looking to ski-and-save or big-money travelers after some select pampering. So rest assured that whatever the color of your charge card, Utah's 2002 Olympic star has got you covered.
Away Article, May 2005
Four Seasons in One Day
An insider's guide on how to play—and beat—the Scottish weather
Away Article, October 2004
Vietnam Awakening
An ancient land enjoys a 21st-century renaissance
Gorp Article, August 2004
Making Hay on a Slow Snow Day
Gorp Article, August 2004
Alberta Winter Redux
Two national parks, four ski resorts, and one score to settle
Gorp Article, January 2004
On Top of the World
Polar Explorer Wave Vidmar Goes It Alone
Away Article, May 2003
Trail of Dreams
Although not the first word in global fat-tire hot spots, Northern Ireland's MTB star is rising
Away Article, January 2003
Top Ten Unheralded Extreme Ski Slopes
Introduction
Away Article, December 2002
Top Ten Extreme Ski Slopes
Introduction
Gorp Article, October 2002
In the Heart of Things
Out and About in North Carolina's Piedmont
Away Article, September 2002
Florida Keys: The End of the Road
Gorp Article, August 2002
Magnificent Seven
GORP takes its pick from the World Heritage A-list
Gorp Article, August 2002
Wild Talk
Gary Ferguson on the Yellowstone Wolves, Ecotourism, and More

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