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.
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Inyo County claims the highest and lowest points in the lower 48. Stop at a WWII internment camp, read tales of local mountaineer, and see restored trains.
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From sparkling beaches to fresh food, this 886-plus mile route gives you the best of the Central Coast on the way to Yosemite National Park.
Not far from Silicon Valley sits a quaint town where you can visit friendly boutique wineries, explore a gorgeous children’s theme park and dine on garlic dishes.
Tenaya Lodge offers offers a full-resort vacation with a world-class spa, three swimming pools, on-site activities, a concierge and four restaurants.
Find the largest alpaca farm in the state, do an olive oil tasting, take a scenic flight over the park plus five more things to do in this charming historic county.
Go on fantastic strolls along 101 miles of Hwy 1. Experience these nine dazzling spots including a luxurious castle and a tree-lined hike to the beach.
From the lights of Las Vegas to the wonders in four national parks, you'll be on a winning streak during this 1,377-mile adventure.
Go on a 1-day rafting trip on the Merced River, or experience a 1- to 3-day rafting adventure on the Tuolumne River near the West Edge of Yosemite National Park
Walk with sharks at a famous pier, make hairpin turns on a steep street and cruise to "The Rock" in this Golden Gate city.
Offering great views of Yosemite Falls, depending on your room, the Yosemite Valley Lodge has the distinction of being one of the most popular lodges in the park.
In the heart of the Mojave Desert, you’ll find a far-out desert scene where strangely formed rocks, a military base and ancient rock art collide.
Pick your own strawberries, tomatoes, winter squash or pumpkins, then go see a piece of the Berlin Wall and a replica of the Oval Office.