Beth McMurray

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Hiking And Nature Travel, National Parks, Western United States
  • Born and raised in California, Beth loves writing about the Golden State and all it has to offer.
  • She channels her passion for wildlife photography toward creatures like banana slugs and turtles — animals she's actually fast enough to capture on camera.
  • She's a certified California naturalist from the University of California Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources.


Beth enjoys a hybrid career as a college writing instructor and a freelance writer. Her writing portfolio spans from small regional blogs to industry giants in retail and tech. When not teaching or writing, you'll likely find Beth wandering hiking trails or planning her next road trip.


Beth graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with majors in communication and anthropology and a minor in English. She also received an M.A. in communication studies from San Jose State University.
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