Megan Barber

Megan Barber is a content wizard disguised as a Western ski bum. Based in Denver, Colorado, Megan has contributed award-winning articles to Travel + Leisure, Curbed, Condé Nast Traveler, Ski, Powder, and 5280 magazines. Megan started her career as a food and beverage reporter for Colorado-based 303 Magazine, segueing into a job as a travel editor for Vox Media’s real estate and design website Curbed. There, she managed a team of 45 and oversaw the travel and outdoors vertical. As deputy managing editor, Megan helped Curbed make the transition from Vox to New York magazine before becoming editor-in-chief at The Public Goods Project, a non-profit poised to improve public health through communication channels. The mountains reside in Megan’s soul, so when she’s not crafting creative content or managing an editorial team, she’s packing up her 4x4 Sportsmobile Sprinter with two kids, a husband, and enough gear for a weekend away in the woods.

• 15+ years of experience as an outdoor travel writer and editor
• Received three degrees: a bachelor’s in English from Colorado State University, and a master’s and Ph.D. in history from UC Santa Barbara
• Was Curbed Network's most-read writer, with over 50 million pageviews between 2013 and 2020

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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