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.

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Those Cheap Flights You've Heard About? Read This Before You Book.

With the airline industry struggling because of COVID-19, summer, fall, and winter plane fares to adventure destinations are hitting unprecedented lows. Airlines are also offering free change and cancellation fees. Should you hop on these deals now or wait and see? We consulted industry experts to find out—and rounded up some of the best fares out there.

Kassondra Cloos
Mar 27, 2020

8 Crazy Affordable Ski Hostels in the U.S. and Canada

A ski weekend doesn't have to involve spending hundreds of dollars a night on a fancy slopeside resort. These hostels offer cozy accommodations close to some of North America's best skiing.

Kassondra Cloos
Dec 16, 2019

How to Ski in Colorado for Less than $150

These locals-only mountains might not have fancy spas or heated lifts, but they all sell affordable tickets and have hostels and cheap hotels nearby

Kassondra Cloos
Nov 7, 2019

The Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens

Avoid coral-killing chemical sunscreens and try one of these safer sun-protection methods

Kassondra Cloos
Oct 26, 2018