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.


Why Aren't More Girls Riding Bikes?

According to the federal program Safe Routes to School, the number of kids commuting on bike or foot to school has plummeted from 48 percent in 1969 to 13 percent in 2009.

Katie Arnold
May 2, 2018

Banff's Top Family Adventures

Everything is bigger and stretches further in Alberta, including your U.S. dollar. Here's the definitive guide to doing it up with kids.

Katie Arnold
Apr 11, 2018

How to Train the Next Generation of Olympians

In her new book, 'Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence,' Karen Crouse explores how this tight-knit community has "opted out of the academic and athletic arms race" with...

Katie Arnold
Mar 12, 2018

The 6 Best New Zealand Adventures for Families

The many draws of New Zealand are well-known: no creepy-crawlies, no venomous snakes or large predators, no language barrier. The country is safe and sane, and the scenery will blow your mind.

Katie Arnold
Jan 22, 2018

What Sweden Teaches Us About Parenting and the Outdoors

Government-subsidized preschools, 480 days paid maternity leave, neighborhood rec centers, ample recess, forest kindergartens, drop-in after-school programs (aka fritids), outdoor classrooms, public...

Katie Arnold
Dec 12, 2017

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-...

Katie Arnold
Nov 28, 2017