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Don Mankin has filled many roles in his professional life: aerospace engineer, business consultant, psychologist, educator, and now award-winning travel writer. After earning a B.S. in electrical engineering from Drexel University and a PhD in experimental psychology from The Johns Hopkins University, he pursued an academic career for almost 40 years and authored four books on management and organizational psychology, including Teams and Technology from Harvard Business School Press and Business Without Boundaries from Jossey-Bass.
Don switched gears again in 2006 to write his first travel book, Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean: A Guide to 50 Extraordinary Adventures for the Seasoned Traveler (from National Geographic Press). The Wall Street Journal called Riding the Hulahula, one of the best travel books of 2008.
Don has won several awards for his travel writing including first place in the 50+ Travel category every year from 2011 to 2016 in the annual competition sponsored by the North American Travel Journalists Association.