Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold is a freelance journalist and editor who writes Raising Rippers for Outside online. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, two young daughters, and puppy Pete.


The Best Gifts for Kids (and Parents, Too)

Here's what we're wishing for this season, from well-made classics that will withstand years of abuse and never go out of style to big-ticket splurges for everyone in the family, including your four-...

Making #VanLife Work with a Family

When Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker sold their house two and a half years ago to move into a massive fifth-wheel RV with their four children, they had never been in an RV or camped before. "We'd...

Can My Kids Handle a 50-Mile Bikepacking Trip?

"We're not going to ride up there, are we?" My eight-year-old daughter, Pippa, pointed to a red-dirt road winding menacingly up the side of a mesa. You could see it snaking a long way, from a long...