Fierce sunsets and iconic geology are just two of the forces that pull travelers to this wintertime desert oasis. Stephanie Pearson explores Arizona’s mystical red rock country.

Dorado, November-December 2015

Viral Fear

The Ebola virus has devastated a tiny corner of West Africa, but the entire continent is feeling the economic fallout

Outside, March 2015

Going Home

Stephanie Pearson finds her family’s roots in Minnesota.

You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer In All of Us
Lonely Planet, 2014

Drive We Said

There’s nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and rumpled maps obsolete—but one essential question remains: Where to go? Look no further. We hand-picked the ten best, most adventure-packed road trips in the country. By Stephanie Pearson

, July 2014

50 Perfect Photo Destinations

Whether you want to be surrounded by people or capture a place where nearly no one goes, shoot amazing art and architecture, or just visit places of pure magic or drama, we’ve got 50 of the best places in the world to go. Take your pick—at every location on this list, you’re guaranteed to get incredible pictures.
By Stephanie Pearson

Popular Photography
, June 2014

Planet of Escapes

There are hundreds of other great trips, apps, and lodges out there, but the 50 winners of our 2014 Travel Awards have them all beat. Now get going.
By Tim Neville and Stephanie Pearson

Outside, March 2014

Power Trips

How do you find the world’s best empty beaches, mountain epics, weekend escapes, and secret paradises? Just listen to us. To pull together the 2013 Outside Travel Awards, we spent months on the road—our correspondents and editors traveled from the Philippines to Switzerland to Namibia to Nepal to Brazil and then some—plus countless hours interviewing industry professionals. The result is 42 fresh trips that we guarantee will change your life.
by Tim Neville and Stephanie Pearson

, April 2013