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Emily Pennington has been writing for Territory Supply since it was a wee baby of a website and is thrilled to be a part of its content team, which has since grown to include world-class travel writers and journalists. Apart from being an absolute national park and dog obsessive, she’s also a featured columnist and longtime contributor to Outside.

Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalThe GuardianCondé Nast TravelerLonely PlanetAdventure Journal, REI, and Backpacker, among others. She has visited every national park in the U.S., and her book Feral: Losing Myself and Finding My Way in America’s National Parks, came out in February 2023.


  • Topics of expertise: U.S. and international national parks, van camping, backpacking, thru-hiking, dog-friendly hikes and campgrounds, and the best trail snacks.
  • Years of experience in these topics: 8
  • Favorite topic to write about: National parks all over the world!
  • Favorite piece of gear you’ve ever tested: It’s definitely a toss-up between the LifeStraw Peak Squeeze and the Osprey Aura AG LT backpack.
  • Favorite travel destinations: Nepal, Iceland, Svalbard, Tanzania, Alaska, Yosemite, and Tasmania.
  • Past applicable professions: Served hard time as an executive assistant in the film industry for ten years before breaking out.

Education and Experience

About the Writer

  • Location: Boulder, CO (formerly Los Angeles, CA)
  • Places You’ve Lived or Extensively Traveled: Houston, Sweden, Boulder, and Los Angeles
  • Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
  • Social Media Links: Follow Emily on Instagram and TikTok