Nevin Martell has been writing about food, travel and culture for more than a decade and a half. His current clients include the Washington Post, NPR’s “The Salt” blog, Runner’s WorldWine Enthusiast, Punch, TravelChannel.com, Plate, Washington Flyer, Capitol File, Washington City PaperWashington Post ExpressBethesda Magazine, Arlington Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, and CityEats.com.

He is the author of six books, including the memoir-misadventure Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family VacationsThe Founding Farmers Cookbook: 100 Recipes for True Food & Drink, the small press smash Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip and the international bestseller Standing Small: A Celebration of 30 Years of the LEGO Minifigure.

When he’s not typing, dining out or procrastinating, Martell enjoys traveling, jogging, cooking, gardening, photography and falconing (Okay, that last one is a total lie, but it would be a cool hobby. Go, Mordecai!).