Kassondra Cloos

Kassondra Cloos

Kassondra Cloos is a freelance journalist in Boulder, Colorado. Her writing has also been published by Backpacker Magazine, Outdoor Industry Association, The New York Times, Travel Channel, the REI Co-op Journal, and National Park Trips Media, among other publications. Previously, Cloos was the associate editor of SNEWS, the outdoor industry's source for trade news, and a crime, court, and public safety reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette. Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @KassondraCloos.


Save Money by Traveling to These 9 Places in Winter

If you've been dying to escape the cold-weather blues but have to pinch pennies, there are several world-class destinations that are far more affordable to get to during winter.

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Dec 24, 2019

How to Ski in Colorado for Less than $150

These scores of locals-only mountains in Colorado might not have fancy spas or heated lifts, but they all sell tickets under $100 and have hostels and cheap hotels nearby.

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Nov 7, 2019

The Best Base Layers for Women

We set out to find base layers that are comfortable, durable, odor repellent, warm in multiple conditions, yet fashionable enough for casual office wear.

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May 31, 2019

The World's Most Epic Après Paradises

The only thing better than an epic hike, run, or ride is having a great place to settle in and recap the day over a pint and a heaping plate of food.

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Apr 4, 2019

The Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens

Avoid reef-damaging chemical sunscreens and try one of these safer sun-protection methods.

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Oct 26, 2018

Outdoor Gear Makers: Get Green or Die Trying

Moving forward, DownTek will produce only PFC-free down filling, nixing PFCs from the production of about half a million pounds of hydrophobic down this year alone.

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Jun 13, 2018