Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Outside. Two of her Outside stories have been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing. She splits her time between the lakes of northern Minnesota and the mountains of the Southwest.


American Cyclists Killed by ISIS In Tajikistan

Two American cyclists were tragically attacked and killed on Sunday while riding through Danghara, a mountainous district in Tajikistan, 60 miles northeast of the capital city of Dushanbe.

Stephanie Pearson
Jul 31, 2018

A Treehouse Paradise on Dominica

Renowned Venezuelan architect Fruto Vivas presented his daughter, Sandra, with the ultimate wedding gift: a treehouse-style villa on the small, lush island of Dominica, perched atop a dramatic 120-...

Stephanie Pearson
Sep 12, 2017

How to Spend 24 Hours in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is perennially ranked as one of the healthiest cities in the nation: there are 6,804 acres of parkland, 13 lakes, an ever expanding 157 miles of paved trails, and—this being Prince’s...

Stephanie Pearson
Jun 12, 2017

Lake Superior Is Our Most Overlooked Playground

Famously cold and frighteningly massive, Lake Superior contains 10 percent of the world's surface freshwater, holds the remains of 6,000 shipwrecks, and offers a lifetime of adventure.

Stephanie Pearson
May 23, 2017

Women Are a Huge Economic Force in the Outdoor Industry

Throughout the May issue, we presented data illustrating the state of women in the outdoor world gathered in an exhaustive reporting effect by contributing editor Stephanie Pearson. All together, the...

Stephanie Pearson
Apr 11, 2017