Spotlight on Michael Crichton's Adventures

Michael Crichton showed a keen interest not only in writing, but also in adventure, exemplified at the early age of 14 when he had a column related to travel published in The New York Times.  Michael Crichton, who obtained his undergraduate degree at Harvard in Biological Anthropology, loved the study of the behavioral and biological aspects of human beings and traveled the world to continuously investigate. These adventures made Michael Crichton a modern-age explorer and also helped shape some of the most exhilarating characteristics of his writing.

In His Own Words

I’m a scuba-diving fanatic, I enjoy its risk-taking, though I’m not especially proud of that; it’s dumb.

When I travel, I generally go some place that has nice warm water like Hawaii or the Caribbean – the water in California is very cold. I’m reptilian. I need the heat.

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton wrote a memoir about his adventures called Travels.  Learn more on our Travels book page.