Wendy Rhodes is a freelance journalist and former investigative reporter for the USA TODAY Network. She has a Master of Science degree from Columbia University.
She is a lover of animals, 70’s music, California wine country and all things vegan. She has traveled to more than 25 counties, but finds herself continually drawn back to her beloved Caribbean beaches and Colorado Mountains.
She is a gourmet baker (kind of true), a tree-hugging hippie (very true), and an over-achieving perfectionist (too true). She has seen a green flash, kissed a live shark, and stood atop an active volcano.
She currently lives in Florida, after residing in 40+ places throughout California, New York, Ohio, Michigan and South Carolina. She desperately misses Central Park.