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.
Stay west of the Tetons to discover all the gems in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. You’ll lose the crowds and find affordable lodging options.
One of the most breathtaking routes to Yellowstone is the 68-mile stretch of the Beartooth Highway - named a National Scenic Byway’s “All-American Road.”
With the summer solstice ushering summer the evening of June 20, celebrate summer’s officials arrival by seeing the best of Yellowstone.
Southwest Montana offers everything from sapphires and spirits to saloons. See our list of the top ten places to stop between two national parks.
Spend a half-day or full-day on a safari-style nature and wildlife tour to really see Grand Teton or Yellowstone national parks.
Waters surrounding Yellowstone offer up everything from lazy floats to intense rapids—pleasing everyone from kids to adrenaline junkies.
There are five Yellowstone park entrances in three states, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, allowing easy access to this vast park.
See a Native American bison jump, ancient rock drawings, and wild horses on your road trip between two of America's most popular national parks.
Quaint Gardiner sits on the north edge of Yellowstone, making it a convenient gateway town. It's the only year-round park entrance.
See silver spoons that traveled on the Mayflower in 1620 and antique saddles at the Tri-State Museum. Then take a selfie at the Geo-Center monument.
Float the river that appeared in A River Runs Through It or the iconic Yellowstone River.
An easy day’s drive southwest of Yellowstone is Dinoland in Utah. You’ll dig ancient animal history at a museum and life-sized dinosaur garden.
Less than 12 miles from the park, this small resort sits along a national forest. Stay in a log cabin listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Move clockwise through the museum from pre-European to "Two Worlds Meet" to "Broken Promises" and finally "Continuity and Change."
All aboard! Enjoy a 2-hour, 20-mile ride aboard an authentic steam train between Hill City and Keystone
After Yellowstone, dip into southern Idaho to explore attractions, including two national park sites, you won’t find elsewhere.
Grab a paddle, hop in a kayak, and slip away on Yellowstone Lake or Jackson Lake. Visit lakeside geysers, take in the majestic Tetons, and witness wildlife.
This center was one of 10 camps in remote, isolated locations where more than 14,000 Japanese Americans were confined behind barbed wire.
Dinosaurs lived near these prehistoric red and purple volcano-made hills. Today, see a restored speakeasy, an airplane museum, and dinosaur track site.
On your road trip between the two national parks, stop midway to stay in a luxury spa resort, golf, and swim in hot springs pools - one with a water slide.