Tim Cahill is known as “The Man Who Invented Adventure Travel.”
In 1971, he began working for Rolling Stone, writing about—what else—rock and roll and politics, and interviewed stars such as Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, and Dustin Hoffman, among others. He also covered the 1979 Jonestown massacre.
Tim was a founding editor of Outside, a magazine dedicated to “literary writing about the out of doors,” which was a financial and critical success. In addition, he has written for over a dozen national publications, including Esquire, Men’s Journal, The New York Times Book Review, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic Adventure.
He is the recipient of the National Magazine Award, several Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Awards, and worked on two IMAX movies that were nominated for Academy Awards.
His first book, Buried Dreams, about serial killer John Wayne Gacy, was a national bestseller. Tim’s adventure travel books are: Jaguars Ripped My Flesh: Adventure is a Risky Business, A Wolverine is Eating My Leg, Road Fever: A High-Speed Travelogue, Pecked to Death by Ducks, Pass the Butterworms: Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered, and Hold the Enlightenment, all from Random House.