• 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, collecting great road-trip stops in southeast Utah for Via, hunting for great women's outdoor products (for the women's gear column I contribute to Outsideonline.com), and rejoicing in the winter's first powder days.