Sally Shuffield was raised in Arkansas, received a BA in English and Anthropology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Since 2002, Sally has lived in Durango, CO, with her husband, conservationist Mike Matz, and their two children, Carson and Celia.
Her career path has been varied but connected. She has developed expertise through her years as a journalist, an educator, an anthropology professor, a non-profit director, a touring musician and a columnist.
Sally has 3 CDs of original songs to her name, one of which charted nationally on the Folk and Americana radio charts.
In 2017, Sally and her family decided to have a grand adventure and move to Valencia, Spain, for a year. This experience motivated her to use her background as an anthropologist to begin a blog that not only celebrates travel, but focuses on the many differences between cultures both outside and within the United States.
Sally continues to write, travel, and play music.
Additionally, she owns and operates two other businesses, which can be viewed through the links below.
Larkspur Business Services - Helping businesses and non-profits with their writing and bookkeeping needs.
Crabapple Books - Online book seller specializing in conservation and political books, including many collectors' editions.