Welcome to Inga’s Adventures!

I’m a travel writer and award-winning author of three books, including “Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail” and two books in The Hungry Spork series. My stories also appear in numerous anthologies and other print and digital articles. Follow my author page on Amazon.

My husband and I like to travel independently, figuring it out on our own. We love roughing it as much as a gourmet meal and special glass of wine. In my stories, I share my experiences and offer tips and resources to help you plan your own trips and understand what to expect.

Restlessness is in my genes and I’m a classic third-culture kid (TCK). My first major expedition was to Pakistan when I was four years old, clutching Mom’s hand as we made our way from California to Lahore to join Dad, who was already at his irrigation engineering post. Future posts included Peru, Bangladesh and Indonesia with awkward stints in California in between. Of the 17 schools I attended, I faced the strongest culture shock in the US. As an adult, I retained my love of travel and added a passion for skiing and long-distance backpacking. I currently live in Sonoma County, California with my adventure-loving husband.

Covid downtime allowed me the mental space to grapple with the concept of “home” and how my nomadic upbringing affected who I am. A seed was planted that may result in a memoir of my childhood. Stay tuned.

Join me as I explore new terrain and ferret out experiences that open new horizons. Feel free to use my contact form on this website (it can be finicky so if I don’t respond, use social media) or send me a message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  

Inga Aksamit