is an American travel writer, essayist, and author. He has written two books, Vagabonding
(Random House, 2003) and Marco Polo Didn't Go There
(Travelers Tales, 2008), and his travel writing has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Salon.com, Slate.com, The Guardian,
and World Hum
. His non-travel essays and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Believer
, the New York Times Magazine
, and the digital versions of The Nation
. Potts directs the summer creative writing workshop at the Paris American Academy.