Pam Mandel is a writer from Seattle, Washington, who has been to all seven continents. She was an early adopter of blogging as the go-to format for sharing stories about travel, starting her still online blog, Nerd’s Eye View, in 1998. Her work has appeared in Seattle Met, Lonely Planet, the San Francisco Chronicle, DK Eyewitness, Afar, AAA’s Via Magazine, G Adventures, and more. She’s won a handful of Solas Best Travel Writing Awards and was included in the 2018 Best Women’s Travel Writing compilation.