Carla King is an adventure travel author and journalist who pioneered the realtime online travel reports in 1995. She specializes in riding cranky indigenous motorcycles around the world, as well as driving 4x4s, boating, camping, and scuba diving adventures. There's lots of gear and gadgets that go along on these trips, and she reviews them, too. A longtime geek girl in adventure travel, technology, and publishing, Carla started self-publishing in 1994. In 2010 she launched Self-Publishing Boot Camp, a series of books and workshops to help others get their books into print and ebook formats. She recently defected from Northern to Southern California to begin a new adventure with the love of her life who shares her passion for exploring the world in fun ways. New adventures include standup paddleboarding, wind-surfing, flying, and exploring the idea of living on a 50-foot trawler instead of on land. Stay tuned!