Road Trips


Melissa McGibbon is an award-winning adventure travel journalist, editor, and photographer. She is the Senior Editor at Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine and serves as a Lolë Brand Ambassador. Melissa is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers Editors Council and the North American Travel Journalists Association. Her work has appeared in Outside Magazine, The Huffington Post, Women's Adventure Magazine, SmarterTravel.com, City Weekly, Elevation Outdoors, and BedandBreakfast.com.

Her travel accomplishments include circumnavigating the globe on a ship, having dinner at Fidel Castro's house in Havana, BASE jumping in Idaho, flying over an erupting volcano in Iceland, skiing steep chutes in Canada, and downhill mountain biking in Peru.

She is usually skiing, biking, climbing, practicing yoga, flying, diving, or surfing—and is always in pursuit of adventure, travel, or some daring combination of the two.


March 29, 2017

Melissa McGibbon is a 2016/17 Ski Utah Award Nominee!!!

The Utah Ski and Snowboard Association is a non-profit trade organization founded in 1975 with the aim of promoting Utah’s ski and snowboard industry. Our membership […]
February 1, 2017
Silver Award Winner Seal from NATJA

2016 NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition Silver Award Winner!

December 8, 2016

Après Ski Adventures: 5 Must-Visit Resort Lounges

5 Must-Visit Ski Resort Lounges If you only go to the resorts to play in the powder, you’re missing out. Utah’s ski and snowboard resorts have […]
August 11, 2016
Whitewater Rafting Oregon's Upper Clackamus River

Raging Blue | Rafting Oregon’s Upper Clackamus River

Getting tossed around a boat by glacially cold, raging waters is awfully entertaining. I could actually feel my character building as we made our way through […]
June 8, 2016
Mountain Biking in Santa Fe

New Mexico’s High Desert Riding

Mountain Biking in Santa Fe Santa Fe is the kind of place you might imagine when you think of the American Southwest. Coyote fences surround the […]
March 24, 2016

8 Questival Questions

8 Questival Questions If you wake up in Mexico but you had no intention of going there the day before, chances are you’re involved in some […]



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