Nature nut abhors long walks on the beach, fears mosquito bites, enjoys taxidermy. Laurie McAndish King has tracked lions in Botswana, chased lemurs through the mountains of Madagascar, fended off leeches in tropical Queensland, and trapped sharp-taloned raptors in northern California. Laurie recently wrote an iPhone application about the San Francisco waterfront. Her work has aired on radio and been published in Smithsonian magazine and many literary anthologies.
Apulia, in the heel of Italy’s “boot,” is full of surprises, from startling wedding practices and medieval tax-evasion schemes to “husband-blinding” meals and mummified monks. Join award-winning travel writer Laurie McAndish King as she uncovers Apulia’s secrets.