Amy Jurries is a freelance outdoor and adventure travel writer who loves to explore the outdoors and travel the world. She has over 15 years of experience in commercial writing, covering everything from gear, fitness, and wellness to adventure travel for publications such as Forbes, Red Bull, Outside, Backpacker, and AFAR, among others. She started her own website, The GearCaster, back in 2008, where she still enjoys sharing her experiences and tips with readers who share her passion for outdoor adventure.
When not at her computer, she can usually be found exploring the world on two wheels as she believes it’s the best way to truly experience a place. She’s always looking for new bikepacking destinations to add to her bucket list, so feel free to send your suggestions!
Topics of expertise: Biking and bikepacking, climbing, backpacking, adventure travel, and after spending time in Northern England, waterproof gear!
Years of experience in these topics: Too many to count…
Favorite topic to write about: Human powered adventure and the gear to make it possible.
Favorite piece of gear you’ve ever tested: Diamondback Haanjo – it’s taken me all over the world!
Favorite travel destinations: Any place that offers a mix of nature and culture, with some of my recent favorite adventures being in Oman, Uganda, and Rwanda.
Education and Experience:
Education: BA from St Olaf College, MS from Washington University, MBA from London Business School
Certifications: Digital Marketing from London Business School
Awards: Top 10 Outdoor Gear Blogs from Outside
Other places you write for: Red Bull, Forbes, Outside, Backpacker, AFAR, Paste
About the Writer
Location: Newcastle, UK or Boulder, CO
Places You’ve Lived or Extensively Traveled: It would be easier to ask where I haven’t been or lived!
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