Olivia Young is a freelance journalist covering travel, nature, and culture for Travel + Leisure, Atlas Obscura, Treehugger, Business Insider, and more. She is from the Appalachian foothills of Southeast Ohio and earned her Bachelor of Science in journalism from Ohio University. She began freelancing in 2017 after a whirlwind stint in the Los Angeles PR scene pushed her to move into a campervan in New Zealand. Today, she lives far from LA (and New Zealand) in Athens, Ohio, where she is building a tiny house in the forest. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, or at her website.