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Holly Cassandra Corbett is a freelance writer and editor, book author, college journalism professor, and travel junkie who is based in upstate New York. Her thirst for learning and adventure has fueled her travels to all seven continents. She’s swam alongside penguins in the Antarctic Ocean, studied yoga and Hinduism at an ashram in India, lived on a farm while volunteering at a school in Kenya, climbed glaciers in New Zealand, and hiked to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru.
Holly is co-author of The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World (HarperCollins May 2010). The memoir chronicles a yearlong, around-the-world journey that she took with two other women. Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV optioned the idea for a potential scripted series on ABC. Holly is also co-creator of LostGirlsWorld.com, an award-winning travel and lifestyle website for women offering advice and information on ways to fit adventure and exploration into their everyday lives.
In addition to working as an executive editor for LostGirlsWorld.com, she writes for newspapers, magazines, and websites ranging from Newsday to Shape to Men’s Fitness. While Holly specializes in psychology, health/fitness, and travel writing, she also enjoys reporting on pop culture, religion, science, and politics. Her passion project is training for and organizing The Lost Girls Races, which let people get in shape for a good cause: to raise money to help empower women in need through education.