• Kelly Bastone

    freelance writerI’m a freelance writer and photographer based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Outdoor sports and travel are my specialties, but my far-ranging interests include gear, fitness, nutrition, food, culture, parenting, science, and the environment. Living in the mountains, I take daily advantage of the wealth of outdoor opportunities that surround me. Play is a big part of my lifestyle, but so is reliability: I’m a meticulous researcher and writer who delivers clean copy—on time.
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"So what are you working on now?"

I'm testing jackets and trail shoes for Outside (spring '19 Buyer's Guide), describing a weekend in La Paz, Mexico for Los Angeles Magazine (February 2019), reviewing Six Senses Fiji for Travel Age West, exploring Utah's "other" White Rim Trail for 5280: The Denver Magazine (September 2019), revealing Aspen's Bauhaus roots for Departures, reviewing travel water bottles and waterproof backpacks for AFAR.com, hunting for great women's outdoor products (for the women's gear column I contribute to Outsideonline.com), and getting in the season's final days on my mountain bike. Snow is coming...