Jennifer Weintraub has always had a wanderlust soul, an eye for beauty, and an obsession for powder days. Born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California, she always knew her heart belonged in the mountains. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder Journalism School with 100 days of skiing, she packed a bag and a one-way ticket to Australia.
She had caught the travel bug. Weintraub started writing about her travels as a solo 22-year-old female, from hitchhiking around Australia to hopping trains and visiting temples across Southeast Asia to road-tripping through New Zealand. After spending a couple of winters in New Zealand as a ski bum, she (regrettably) knew the skiing was better in Colorado. Weintraub moved back to the United States and eventually planted roots in the Vail Valley, where she started her career, met her husband, and expanded their family.
After 15 years of extensive personal travel and working for local businesses in communication roles, Weintraub shifted into freelance writing and design to find a better balance between work, family, and fresh air for her adventurous soul. Away from her computer, she’s outside every day, either mountain biking, trail running, hiking, skiing, or skinning. Weintraub continues to collect passport stamps and log miles in an adventure rig with her band of boys, including her husband, two young sons, and husky-shepherd pup, Wiley.
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