Tori is the co-brand and content director of National Park Trips Media. She specializes in writing inspiring national park travelogues, foodie adventures and personal, heartfelt stories of people who shape our culture.
In 2018, Tori was recognized for her work with National Park Journal, winning three first-place awards for the Grand Canyon edition of the magazine. Later the same year, Tori was honored as a Folio: 100, a list of the top innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers, and industry-disruptors in magazine media.
Before joining National Park Trips Media, Tori worked for her alma mater as director of marketing for the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, developing and executing campaigns for national and local events and programs. She led an award-winning creative team of six and served as editor of the Coloradan magazine, which won two first-place national awards in 2011 and 2014 for magazine excellence, as well as two regional first-place awards and a second-place award in 2011-14.
Tori's travels have taken her across the globe and she has lived in Hong Kong, Kenya, Ecuador and Nepal. Some of her favorite national park experiences are hiking the Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon, taking the trail down to the Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point, snowshoeing to Lone Star Geyser in Yellowstone and doing Rocky Mountain's East Inlet Trail with her family. When she's not in search of a story, she loves spending time with her family and skiing, running, biking, backpacking and traveling.
At Pagosa Springs, stop and stay where a gorgeous lodge, 23 naturally hot springs and a spa await on the banks of the San Juan River.
After many trips to Colorado's national parks and monuments, our editor has created a list of her favorite things to bring along.
Looking for a small historic town near the park but far from crowds? Head to Lyons, a charming 2,000-resident artsy town with great cuisine.
You’ll dig ancient animal history in Vernal, Utah, located close to Dinosaur National Monument
How do you pack for a place where temperatures can fluctuate 35 degrees in one day? Here are the top 14 items to bring to the park.
Get to Rocky Mountain National Park by train, then bus or taxi. The closest Amtrak trains are in Denver and Granby, Colorado.
Don’t let your trip to the park sound just like your neighbors’ vacation. Set it apart by staying at some of the fantastic and unusual places along the way.
A personalized guide to help you decide where to spend the night, from car camping paradise and remote backcountry sites to RV heaven.
Home to thousands of elk, mule deer, marmots, bighorns, and the occasional black bear.
To access the park, there are four entrances, three on the park’s east side and one on the west. Here's how to pick your approach
Thunderstorms storms in the park have caused injury and even death. Read our tips for staying safe from lightening when hiking in high altitude.
Natural hot springs, high peaks and national park sites dominate this 1,130-mile tour through Colorado starting and ending in Denver.
From a thriving restaurant scene to rare opportunities to learn about our nation’s ancient history, Cortez, Mancos and Dolores offer more than just uncrowded trails in one of Colorado’s most undiscovered corners. Here are the top 7 things to do in Mesa Verde country.
See nearly 300 lions, tigers, grizzly bears, wolves, and other rescued large carnivores as they roam freely on the rolling plains of Colorado.
Wildlife and natural wonders await on this 1,763-mile journey through cowboy towns and three national parks, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton.
Discovered in the sands of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, oddly shaped stones play rock music.
There is no command for "Stop" when you are being pulled by a team of sled dogs, as I found out right before "Let's go!"