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Melissa McGibbon is an award-winning adventure travel journalist, editor, and photographer. She is the Senior Editor at Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers Editors Council, the North American Travel Journalists Association, and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Her work also appears in Outside Magazine, SmarterTravel.com, HuffPost.com, Elevation Outdoors Magazine, TimeOut.com, and TripAdvisor.com.

Her favorite travel accomplishments include circumnavigating the globe on a ship, meeting with Fidel Castro, BASE jumping in Idaho, flying over an erupting volcano and diving the Silfra Fissure 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.


September 12, 2018

The Continental Crown: Visiting Glacier National Park

Visiting Glacier National Park – The Continental Crown Glacier National Park is mystifyingly beautiful. Its dramatic, saw-toothed aretes and ancient glaciers jut high in the sky […]
April 4, 2018

All Quiet on the Wasatch Front: 6 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

All Quiet on the Wasatch Front Bears aren’t the only ones hibernating. Short days, freezing temperatures, and scarce powder alerts have slowed hobnobbing and happenings to […]
December 20, 2017

Of Ice and Men | Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine

Ice Climbing in Cody, Wyoming Cody is an unassuming un-tropolis of 10,000 in northern Wyoming—about 50 miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park—steeped in […]
November 1, 2017

Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine | Maximize Your Season Pass Perks

August 22, 2017

SmarterTravel.com | 6 Ways to Have a Smoke-Free Las Vegas Vacation

Aug 22, 2017 6 Ways to Have a Smoke-Free Las Vegas Vacation For smokers, Las Vegas is a haven—a desert oasis where they can smoke cigarettes […]
August 21, 2017

Outside Magazine | Six Headlamps for Every Outing

Six Headlamps for Every Outing Because no one wants to be left in the dark Melissa McGibbon Aug 21, 2017 | Outsdie Magazine Looking to stay […]


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