Glynna got the travel bug at an early age. After traveling around the U.S. with her family as a child, she took on Europe during college. She returned to Europe to work as a field archaeologist in the U.K., digging up Vikings, before attending graduate school in New York. She remained based on the U.S. East Coast for much of her professional career, in part because she could get cheap flights from there back to Madrid and London. Eventually deciding this was inefficient, she got a job with (then) Price Waterhouse in Madrid and saved the air fare. During her nearly seven years in Spain, she traveled the length and breadth of the country, both for business and for pleasure.
Returning to New York, she worked in health care information with a major Internet portal, before moving to Mexico in 2007 (where she still speaks Spanish with a Castilian lisp). In Mexico, she divides her time between the Yucatan Peninsula and the Colonial Highlands. She travels extensively in Latin America and Europe, and for International Living has written about Mexico, Belize, Ecuador, Peru, Ireland, and Spain.
Glynna graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She holds an MS in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York and an MBA from the University of Chicago.