Emily Pennington

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Emily Pennington is a writer and photographer covering adventure, wellness, and national parks. You're just as likely to find her in a downward-facing dog as you are to spot her overnighting in the Rocky Mountains or road-tripping through Alaska while listening to Radiolab. In addition to being a frequent contributor to Travel + Leisure, Emily is Outside's lead parks and travel columnist. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Adventure Journal, and Backpacker magazine, to name a few. She's passionate about raising diverse voices in the outdoor space, investigating the latest gear trends, understanding new climate change policies, and encouraging people to expand their perspectives through travel.

• Visited every U.S. national park and is working on a book about it
• 6+ years of experience as a writer and photographer
• 3+ years specializing in national parks news and travel stories

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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