Stephanie Pearson writes insightful, well-researched stories about travel, culture, the environment, people, and cutting-edge gear. Her assignments have included reporting from Mount Everest, meditating with Tibetan Buddhist Scholar Bob Thurman in Bhutan, and producing an online science curriculum while traveling through Australia and Latin America with National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner and his team.
After receiving her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Pearson began her career at Outside magazine, where she was on the editorial staff for more than 13 years. She’s currently a Contributing Editor to the National Magazine Award-winning publication.
Pearson has also written for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Bicycling, Wired, CNN, O, The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet, Minnesota Monthly, and others. Her features have been anthologized in “The Best American Travel Writing” and “Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine.”