Travis Smola was born and raised in Southwestern Michigan where he grew to love hunting, fishing and camping. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Travis has reported on a little bit of everything including education, cops and courts, politics, arts, sports and the outdoors. He’s been published in multiple newspapers in magazines in Michigan, Wyoming, California, Nevada and Texas. In addition to hunting and fishing, Travis got into geocaching in 2005 and is now an extremely active member of the Michigan geocaching community. He is currently writing a book documenting his experiences in the GPS-oriented hobby.