switchback Travel

I began working with the Seattle-based travel journal, Switchback Travel, in 2012. Since then, I have curated travel content, creative articles, and gear reviews, as well as edited the works of other contributors. You can see some examples of my work below.

Washington Outdoors

"...On top of all the natural beauty, Washington is quickly becoming a must-visit location for food, beer, and wine. It’s hard to keep track of all the farm-to-table restaurants, startup breweries, vineyards, and distilleries that are popping up around the state. With countless breweries throughout the state, beer enthusiasts will find everything from your typical stout, porter, amber, pale ale, lager, and pilsner, to farmhouse ales, sour beers, wild ferments, saisons, barleywines, and more..."

Indoor Climbing Tips and Gear Advice

"...If climbing gyms were as dangerous or sketchy as they might feel to a new climber, they would never stay in business. If you’re really worried about it, though, your best bet is to stick to top rope climbs. That’s right, I’m telling you to go higher. Again, I know this is counterintuitive, but the fact is that aside from failure on the part of a certified belayer, or failure on the part of certified equipment (both of which are extremely rare), there is comparatively little that can go wrong when climbing on a top rope..." 

Rock Climbing Shoes TIPS AND ADVICE

"...Shoe fit is as individual as the feet going in them and depends a ton on experience level, materials, type of climbing, foot shape, and pain tolerance. The most important thing is to be honest with yourself: how tight can you go without letting the discomfort get in the way of the joy of climbing? That’s probably the most important question, and a lot of people will endure more pain for the extra performance it brings to their climbing game..."