Tamsin McMahon is a U.S correspondent for The Globe and Mail, based in California. She previously covered real estate for The Globe. Prior to joining the paper in January 2015, she worked at Maclean’s magazine covering business and the economy, where she was nominated for two National Magazine Awards. She has also worked at the National Post, along with several local newspapers in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick. In 2009, she hiked the 4,700km Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to B.C., a six-month trip she wrote about for the Globe’s travel section.