ken budd author photo Ken Budd

ken budd author photo

Eli Meir Kaplan

Ken Budd is the host of 650,000 Hours, a digital series on travel and giving back that will debut in 2016. His writing credits include The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Smithsonian, National Geographic, Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, and many more. Ken is the former executive editor of AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine with 30 million readers, and he has made nearly 100 appearances on TV and radio, including NBC’s Today, CBS This Morning, ABC News Now, CBS’s The Early Show, and Martha Stewart Living Radio.

After volunteering in New Orleans and Costa Rica, Ken worked in four countries in nine months—China, Ecuador, Palestine, Kenya—for his memoir, The Voluntourist.

Ken and his wife live in Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. He is available for speaking engagements through the HarperCollins Speakers Bureau. You can follow Ken on Twitter—@Ken_Budd—and on Facebook. Here’s Ken discussing The Voluntourist on C-SPAN’s Book TV and DC Fox 5.

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