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freelance travel, food, and architecture journalist and editor
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Jackson, Wyoming, United States · Member since December 2013
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After graduating from college I moved here for a year so I could learn how to ski. I picked Jackson over other ski towns because 1) I knew Harrison Ford lived here 2) I liked the idea of living in the least populated state in the country and 3) I knew if I could ski Jackson Hole, I could ski anywhere. I've now been here for 16 years. Jackson is the most amazing place and community in the world. Running into Harrison at Rendezvous Bistro doesn't even faze me anymore. I'm still learning how to ski.

I'm a travel and food writer and also editor of the best magazine about this valley. I used to host an interview show on Wyoming PBS. I've written countless articles about making the most of your visit to Jackson, whatever the season. If you stay with me, I'll share as many (or as few) recommendations as you want. Even if you don't want any, I will tell you not to miss the free, guided snowshoe hikes with a Grand Teton National Park ranger in the winter (they even have antique snowshoes for you to use!). In summer, I'll make sure you know about The Deck at the top of the Bridger Gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for the valley's best margarita, delicious snacks, and stupefying views. The Sleeping Indian is my favorite summer hike. In winter, I backcountry ski and make way more cookies than I should.

My favorite thing to do when traveling is to walk around and get as lost as possible, wandering into any local coffee shops (double espresso) or bakeries I pass along the way. If Starbucks is the only coffee around, I will refrain. But I won't judge you if you their over-roasted beans.

I live with two cats. One of them is smart. The other is doing her best to become a beached whale.

My guiding principle is that life is an adventure. My theme songs are 1) Eye of the Tiger (Survivor) and 2) Life is an Adventure (Violent Femmes).