Since 2001, Rob Dunton has delivered articles and images from dozens of countries for major publications including Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Surfer, and the Los Angeles Times. Rob discovered how quickly a place can change while cycling through the Yangtze Valley in 1985, a year after China opened its doors to foreigners. During his 30 days on the road, he witnessed a discernible shift – China was changing that fast. From that point on, he has sought out the less visited corners of the world to experience cultures and landscapes that have changed little over decades or centuries, but may change soon due to the influence of the internet and mobile phones.
To quench his deep-seated hankering for adventure, Rob tends to push the adrenalin envelope whenever he can. Whether rappelling down waterfalls, scuba diving with sharks, spelunking ice caves, or running Class V rapids, he tends to seek out something edgy just for the thrill. Along the way, he has slept with camels in the Thar Desert on the India-Pakistan border, been robbed in Ecuador, rolled a Land Rover in Zimbabwe, and watched the sunrise from the pyramids of Tikal.
Experience a place, not a trip….
As a professional writer and photographer, Rob perceives and communicates on multiple levels. He befriends locals who often open their lives, sharing their perspectives and recommendations. His writings deliver a blend of gonzo adventure, nuanced musings, and practical insights that form articles that are as informative as they are a pleasure to read.
Where Rob has gone and what he has seen, you can too.
When Rob decides to go, he buys the best guidebook he can find, reads up online, and hits the road. When adventure calls, he uses reputable local guides and outfitters and puts his trust in them — they’ve delivered him home so far.
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