Antonia Malchik has written essays and articles for Aeon, The Atlantic, Orion, GOOD, High Country News, and a variety of other publications. Her first book, A Walking Life, about the past and future of walking’s role in our shared humanity, will be published by Da Capo Press in May 2019. She lives in northwest Montana.
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When I was fourteen, my parents removed me from Montana, dropped me on the streets of Soviet Moscow and said, “Don’t get lost.” My nine-year-old sister and I explored our new country by following the scent of fresh-baked bread and searching for soft ice cream in soggy cones.
Since that first sojourn in the Soviet Union, I have worked as a church secretary in Vienna, an IT journalist in Australia, and a barista in Russia, and believe that getting lost is good for the soul as well as for the brain.
In addition to the work featured on this site, I spent four years (2006 – 2010) writing twice-weekly essays, book reviews, and blog entries related to travel and the travel writing world for the award-winning magazine Perceptive Travel, and before that worked as an on-staff business/IT journalist in Australia and a newspaper journalist in Austria.