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.
In light of the spread of COVID-19, trying to find out what is open and closed in our national parks is a moving target these days. Here are updates.
Tips to incredible rafting trips for families or thrill seekers on the untamed Yampa River, Gates of Lodore and Cataract Canyon in Utah and Colorado
Natural hot springs, high peaks and national park sites dominate this 1,296-mile tour through Colorado starting and ending in Denver.
How has it gone from a western backwater to the heart of Colorado’s outdoor recreation and wine country? See our Grand Timeline.
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.
See nearly 300 lions, tigers, grizzly bears, wolves, and other rescued large carnivores as they roam freely on the rolling plains of Colorado.
Grand Lake, Colo. is located just one mile from the West Entrance of the park and is home to the largest and deepest natural alpine lake in the state.
You’ll dig ancient animal history in Vernal, Utah, located close to Dinosaur National Monument
Hot springs, bison and bears await on this 1,763-mile adventure through cowboy towns and three national parks.
There is no command for “Stop” when you are being pulled by a team of excited sled dogs running as fast as 25 miles per hour.
Drive the 62-mile Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway and discover our top ten things to do in Santa Fe County along the way.
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.
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.
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.
Get to Rocky Mountain National Park by train, then bus or taxi. The closest Amtrak trains are in Denver and Granby, Colorado.