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.
Want to sleep under the stars but prefer to skip sleeping bags, dirt and pit toilets? Try glamping near national parks across America.
Sip wine next to the Cima Collina winery for a window into winemaking. Try the new wine experience in Marina’s Urban Wine Row.
Walk with sharks at a famous pier, make hairpin turns on a steep street and cruise to "The Rock" in this Golden Gate city.
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.
Follow this loop to and from Yosemite on this 449-mile adventure. Explore cowboy towns, taste local olive oil and apples, and see giant buddhas and gold nuggets.
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.
On the Eastern Sierra between Yosemite and Death Valley, walk among ancient trees, go trout fishing, and relax in a small town with down-to-earth people.
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.
A 2-hour drive to the park, Stockton is an ideal launching point to Yosemite. See the Buddhist temple, Haggin Museum, farmer's market and the waterfront.
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
Head to Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino near Yosemite's South Entrance to roll the dice, swim in a pool or get in some spa time.
This three-day California road trip travels to Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite national parks. Watch the video.
Experience more than a walk in the park when you stay at Evergreen Lodge just outside Yosemite. Take their tours or attend a wine tasting.
Stay on the west edge of the park to take a deep breath and disconnect. Enjoy food and wine events. Hike on less-traveled paths. Swim and soak in salt water pools.
From the lights of Las Vegas to the wonders in four national parks, you'll be on a winning streak during this 1,175-mile adventure.
The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival has grown into one of the nation’s most famous food fests. Also visit historic buildings and Gilroy Gardens Theme Park.
Follow the magnificent Hwy. 1 through San Luis Obispo County to go on fantastic strolls along 101 miles. Experience these nine dazzling spots including a luxurious castle and a tree-lined hike to the beach.
In the heart of the Santa Maria Valley wine country, here are five authentic things not to miss including an historic inn, a buried city and a wine tasting trail.
Generations of families have stayed in Yosemite's Half Dome Village (previously Curry Village) in safari-style tents and simple wooden cabins.
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.