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  • Author: Alyssa Baker
    As a Salt Lake transplant, Alyssa spends much of her time exploring Salt Lake City and is finding more and more things to love about it all the time. You can usually find her with a fresh cup of coffee in her hand at one of SLC's local coffee shops, or in the Wasatch mountains exploring on her skis. You can explore with her here on, or here on Instagram.
  • Author: Ann Marie van den Hurk
    Principal, Mind The Gap PR. Public Relations/Crisis/Social Media Pro. Accredited Public Relations (APR) professional. Author of Social Media Crisis Communications: Surviving a PR #Fail. Columnist. Always in beta. As it should be.
  • Author: Annie Studer
    Annie Studer is an Alaskan who loves Utah (the snow, weather, mountains, sun and fun). She pursued her MBA at the University of Utah, while still skiing the Wasatch as much as possible. With a background ranging from coaching alpine racers in New Zealand to sales with Patagonia, Salt Lake's vibrant community, access to the outdoors, and great weather keep her in Utah. 
  • Author: Austen Diamond
    Austen is a photographer by way of journalism. He shoots for 13% Salt, a photo journal of Utah's pioneers, subcultures, and communities.
  • Author: Elyse Jost
    I was born and raised in the greatest windy city in the world. You guessed it—Chicago. I am a contributor to the arts and opinion boards at the University of Utah's student-run newspaper, The Daily Chronicle, as well as freelance-writing circles around Salt Lake. I am currently pursuing a BA in English as well as a BA in Ballet at the University of Utah. When I'm not writing about current events, arts, or social justice issues, you can find me binge watching “Arrested Development” or “Parks and Rec” on Netflix, Skyping with my family (and dog), or chugging gallons of iced coffee.
  • Author: Erika Wiggins
    Erika Wiggins is a Salt Lake City based freelance writer specializing in travel, food and adventure sports. She travels extensively throughout North America and Mexico seeking new experiences. In addition to adventure sports, her passions include fitness, local cuisines, strong coffee and wine.  You can follow her on TwitterInstagram and
  • Author: Errin Pedersen
    Errin Pedersen is a 435 girl living in an 801 world. She loves SLC's Farmer's Market, The Beer Bar, Chunga's al pastor nachos, and Beehive Gin. Once she rids herself of a pesky knee injury, you'll find her beating the hell out of heavy bags at Ultimate Combat Training Center or hiking somewhere in the Wasatch back. There's usually a too cool for words husband and cute as a button munchkin by her side.
  • Author: Gastronomic SLC | Restaurant reviews, news, info and giveaways for the Salt Lake City area. If its worth eating, drinking or knowing about we'll let you know.
  • Author: Hannah Whitney
    Hannah Whitney considers herself a ‘snow loving tree hugging dirt worshipper’ looking to make a difference. Originally from Maine, Hannah loves frolicking between mountains, meadows, rivers, lakes and the ocean. She studied Ecology and Environmental Science at Western State College of Colorado, with a minor in Photography. She spent winters from 2007 to 2010 traveling around the west competing on the US Freeskiing Tour and shooting ski photos and has been an active volunteer and founding board member for the national non-profit SheJumps.
  • Author: Janet Hovorka
    Janet Hovorka owns Family ChartMasters, an award winning genealogy chart printing service which is the official printing service for most genealogy software and database companies.  Janet writes The Chart Chick blog and has enjoys speaking at genealogy conferences.  She is currently President of UGA and teaches genealogy at SLCC.
  • Author: Jeremy Pugh
    Jeremy Pugh is a freelance writer and editor living in Salt Lake City. When he's not writing about Salt Lake City, you'll see him in the crowd at a great show (the State Room, Urban Lounge, The Depot, Red Butte Garden), hiking along the Wasatch Front and Back and down shifting the gears on his road bike to make the climb up one of our amazing canyons. Find him at
  • Author: Jessica Fredrickson
    Jessica Fredrickson is the Tourism Communications Manager at Visit Salt Lake. In her role Jessica promotes the wonderful tourist product Salt Lake City has to offer. A homegrown resident Jessica enjoys exploring delicious dining, downtown cultural events and making turns at the Salt Lake ski resorts when the snow starts falling.
  • Author: Joe Kukura

  • Author: Kathy Dalton
    Kathy Dalton is a thirty-something active mother of two young children who married her kindergarten crush, Jon. Together, they live in one of Salt Lake City's historic neighborhoods with their dog bajo.
  • Author: Katie Van Riper
    Katie Van Riper is a recent New England transplant, with just over a year of Salt Lake City living under her belt. She works in Marketing & Communications in the flourishing ski industry of Greater Salt Lake, and can be found experiencing the Greatest Snow on Earth every single day in the winter.  When she's not on the mountain, Katie can be found exploring Salt lake City on her bike or hiking in the Wasatch. You can follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Author: Kristina Manscill
    Kristina is a six-foot-tall mother of two who blogs at about everything fun and awesome (pertaining to family life)! She uses blogging as her creative outlet, swimming as her physical outlet, and the rest of her life revolves around her husand and two girls (18 months apart). She enjoys warm summer rain, eating peanut butter by the spoonful, and having dance parties with her husband and kids. Her least favorite chore is folding laundry.
  • Author: Maile Keone
    Maile Keone is an entrepreneur, writer and traveler. She loves working in the vacation rental industry helping people stay in cool places and create dream vacations.  Maile also writes for the travel section of the Huffington Post and several other online publications. When not in the office, you’ll likely find Maile out skiing, hiking a mountain trail, or enjoying a stylish new restaurant. Connect with Maile via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn
  • Author: Marsha Maxwell
    Marsha Maxwell is a long-time Utah resident who works, plays and loves life in the Salt Lake Valley. She is currently the Salt Lake City guide for
  • Author: Megan Eileen McDonough

  • Author: Melissa Fields
  • Author: Michael Mack
    Michael Mack is the Vice President of Services at Visit Salt Lake. A big part of his job is keeping informed about Salt Lake's ever growing scene of great restaurants,  clubs, unique music venues and natural attractions. "Salt Lake is full of gems, some well-known and some hidden.  Nothing gives me greater pleasure than sharing my 'inside information' with friends and guests to experience for themselves."
  • Author: Michelle Powell
    Michelle blogs at Enjoy Utah!  She loves finding fun adventures around Utah with her husband and two kids.  She also runs a DJ business with her husband, and manages the blogs for Squawkbox Sound and Gines Service, as well as Michelle’s Favorite Books.
  • Author: Nancy Kim

  • Author: Outdoor Project

    Outdoor Project is an online resource with the mission to create the most intuitive, comprehensive, and inspiring outdoor adventure resource. Ever.

    It's a resource for outdoor enthusiasts built by outdoor enthusiasts who know that the best way to protect the world that feeds their souls is to enlist the passions of fellow adventurers.

  • Author: Shawn Stinson
    Shawn is the Communications Director at Visit Salt Lake, which allows him the opportunity to share with visiting media his passion for just about all things outdoor recreation-based, from skiing in the winter to biking and golfing (poorly) in the warmer months. Having grown up in San Diego, he moved to Utah "to attend the University of Utah, ski a ton, get a degree and go home…and forgot to go home." Now he can't imagine living anywhere else.
  • Author: Shelli Johnson
    Shelli Johnson is an entrepreneur, life and leadership coach, leadership development facilitator, motivational speaker, adventure guide, and writer/blogger. Her company is called Epic Life. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram. She's married to Jerry, and they have 3 sons and a dog named Buddy. They live on the frontier of Wyoming, and most evenings and weekends Shelli and her family are exploring the outdoors or traveling in search of adventure.
  • Author: SLUG Magazine
    An acronym for Salt Lake Underground, SLUG is one of Salt Lake's most respected independent and alternative magazines. The publication focuses on art, music, events, food, beer, and local subcultures. You can find a copy at many coffee shops and restaurants, as well as in the Salt Lake Visitors Center.
  • Author: Toni Isom


    Toni Isom is the Director of Content Management at Visit Salt Lake. You can find her in Salt Lake's awesome bike lanes, thrift shopping, enjoying a pint on the patio at Junior's, or bouldering at The Front. She's excited to share Salt Lake's story with the world, so if you'd like to guest post on the Visit Salt Lake blog, send her an email:


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