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Jennifer Weintraub

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.


  • Topics of expertise: 15 
  • Years of experience in these topics: 15 
  • Favorite topic to write about: outdoor adventure and family travel 
  • Favorite piece of gear you’ve ever tested: 
  • Favorite travel destinations: Skiing epic snow in Japan, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, hiking through Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, solo road trip through New Zealand 
  • Past applicable professions: Communications/marketing, sales/business development, photo stylist, event planning 

Education and Experience

  • Education: University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Journalism 
  • Books or other publications: 
  • Other place you write for: Covered Bridge Magazine, Colvita Creative, local businesses

About the Writer

  • Location: Vail, Colorado 
  • Places I’ve Lived: Colorado, New Zealand, California 
  • Places I’ve Traveled Extensively: Colorado & the West (Utah, New Mexico, Arizona), Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, South America, Tanzania, Japan
  • Preferred Pronouns: she/her