Bonnie Tsui

Bonnie Tsui is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. A former editor at Travel + Leisure, she has written for National Geographic Adventure, Salon, and Condé Nast Traveller. She is the editor of A Leaky Tent Is a Piece of Paradise, a collection of essays on the outdoors, and is a recipient of the Radcliffe Traveling Fellowship, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, and the Jane Rainie Opel Award. She lives in San Francisco, and can be reached at

Books by this Author

American Chinatown


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being with beloved friends and family

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. A singing voice

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Surfing in the South China Sea

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Listening