Length in feet of Giant Gippsland Earthworms


Tons of dung produced daily by migrating wildebeest


Number of times an XLB dumpling must be pinched

Your Crocodile Has Arrived

More true stories from a curious traveler

Whether your taste runs to crocodiles or chocolate, ancient relics or flying saucers, you’re sure to find entertainment and illumination in this collection of 21 true stories. Join in as the author…

  • Makes a pilgrimage to see a 2,500-year-old tooth.
  • Checks out the world’s largest earthworms — some are as much as twenty feet long.
  • Receives a full-body chocolate massage.
  • Participates in a shamanic ayahuasca ritual.
  • Learns the secrets of alien spaceship propulsion — from an Ivy-League astrophysicist.

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Inside the World of Your Crocodile Has Arrived

Read “Hooked on Hawk Hill” in Marin magazine.

Read “They’ve Seen the Saucers” on Medium.

Hear the interview on KCBX.

Hear about chocolate massages and giant earthworms!

Read about “The Dumpling Men of Taipei.”

Read “Prayer Bear” on Medium.

What People are Saying:

An ideal guide to some of the lesser-known wonders of the world.

Thomas SwickAuthor, The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them

Wonderful evocative writing, irresistible narrative voice.

Philip O. ChomakAuthor, Beside the Point: Close Encounters in the Global Classroom

To see and portray beauty and sorrow in the same lens is King’s gift.

Joanna BiggarAuthor, That Paris Year

“The Dumpling Men of Taipei” is a perfect little gem, filled with sharp and observant writing.

Kimberley LovatoAuthor, Unique Eats & Eateries: San Francisco

King is relentlessly inquisitive, and her curiosity propels her to … revelatory discoveries in Your Crocodile has Arrived.

Michael ShapiroAuthor, A Sense of Place: Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration

King’s powerful piece on saving wild elephants is a moment you should not miss—even if it hurts.

Natalie LefevreEditor, Ethical Traveler

King … doesn’t seem to have a death wish, but she does appear to enjoy exploring the exotic and pushing her limits. …the author takes us on adventures few have braved.

Susan AlcornAuthor, We're in the Mountains Not Over the Hill: Tales and Tips from Seasoned Women Backpackers

… “tres charmant,” in the best sense of the word, which originally meant to enchant. Each story reads like a veritable treasure in the Cabinets of Curiosity that she deftly describes in her story set in a strange museum in St. Petersburg.

Phil CousineauAuthor, The Art of Pilgrimage, The Book of Roads, and The Painted Word