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About the author

Meghan J. Ward is an outdoor, travel and adventure writer based in Banff, Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Meghan has written several books, as well as produced content for films, anthologies, blogs and some of North America’s top outdoor, fitness and adventure publications. Her travel memoir, Lights to Guide Me Home, was published in Sept 2022 by Rocky Mountain Books.

Meghan is also wife and partner in business and creativity with Paul Zizka, a mountain landscape and adventure photographer. They love to explore the wild and the world together and take their two young daughters along for the ride.

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Author Meghan J. Ward navigates a life lived off the beaten track in the outdoors, travelling, parenting and passion-fuelled projects.


Outdoor, travel and adventure writer. Author of LIGHTS TO GUIDE ME HOME and THE WONDERS THAT I FIND, among others. Mom of two and partner to adventure photographer. World traveller, coffee lover, historian and lover of all things outdoors.