ABOUT
ABOUT ME

Language has been my forte from an early age. As a child, when I wasn't reading, I was babbling away about what I had recently learned, read, seen or heard. I am innately curious, which bodes well for research, interviewing and storytelling.

 

Travel feeds my inquisitive nature and fuels my stories. Now, when I'm not writing or playing outdoors, I'm usually plotting my next trip. My goal is to encourage others--especially females--to spend more time exploring. 

WHAT I'VE DONE

After an exciting quarter-life crisis spent working on a dude ranch and backpacking through 14 countries in three years, I realized going back to a cubicle wasn't going to cut it.

 

I started pitching stories in 2012 and have since contributed travel -related content for publications like Snowshoe Magazine , 5280 Magazine , The Matador Network and U.S. News & World Report .

WHAT I DO

My writing experience includes the traditional (reporting, interviews, editing); the modern (blogging, copywriting, hashtags); and the creative (letters, photo essays, toasts).  

 

Most of my professional work focuses on the outdoor recreation industry (destination guides, trip reports, gear reviews, adventure travel) and  the tourism/hospitality industry (food & beverage, hotels, luxury vacations, city guides.)

PORTFOLIO
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5280 Magazine Why You Should Consider a Winter Vacation to Grand Lake

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Stanford Voices: Rachel Taulelei, SEP '18

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5280 Magazine How to Plan an Epic Dude Ranch Vacation

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Treeline Review The Best Snowshoes of 2020

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Elevation Outdoors Magazine Coalition Snow: Shredding the Status Quo

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5280 Magazine First Timer's Guide to Creede, CO

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Elevation Outdoors Magazine Mobile Eats

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5280 Magazine First Timer's Guide to Jemez Springs, NM

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U.S. News & World Report 5 Great Denver Hiking Trails

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5280 Magazine Snowshoe Hike We Like: Peaks Trail in Summit County

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Elevation Outdoors Magazine High Slumming

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5280 Magazine First Timer's Guide to Reno, NV

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U.S. News & World Report Best Places to Live 2016: No. 1 Denver, CO

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Elevation Outdoors Magazine New Mexico Beer: Christmas is Year Round

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5280 Magazine Hike We Like: Lower Cataract Lake

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5280 Magazine Hike We Like: Brookside-McCurdy Trail

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Snowshoe Magazine Winter Weekend in Crested Butte

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5280 Magazine First-Timer's Guide: Winter Park

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5280 Magazine Shop Talk: Rhizome Apothecary

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U.S. News & World Report 6 Great Denver Live Music Venues

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5280 Magazine Hike We Like: Elk Falls at Staunton State Park

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U.S. News & World Report 7 Must-See Museums in Denver

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U.S. News & World Report 5 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods in Denver

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5280 Magazine Road Trip Restaurant: The Dean Public House

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The Matador Network 24 Hours in Cincinnati

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U.S. News & World Report Best Caribbean Hotels 2016: Jamaica Inn

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Inspirato Magazine Top Places to Eat in Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta

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U.S. News & World Report Best U.S. Hotels 2016: The Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel

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U.S. News & World Report Best U.S. Hotels 2016: The Montage Kapalua Bay

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Snowshoe Magazine Top Après Snowshoe Spots in Boise, Idaho

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Snowshoe Magazine 48 Hours at Snow Mountain Ranch

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Snowshoe Magazine Snowshoes and Sweethearts: Three Romantic Days in McCall, Idaho

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Snowshoe Magazine Wildlife Spotting and Snowshoeing in Jackson Hole

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