I am a chocolate and snow-obsessed world traveler who has put down roots in my hometown of Denver. I write about the things I love: food, travel, and skiing. I am a senior contributor to Curbed.com and my work is also regularly featured in Travel + Leisure, Ski Magazine, Snow Magazine, Eater.com, and more.
About me: I grew up skiing with my grandfather at Breckenridge when lift tickets were under $30 and I picked up snowboarding in the early 2000s. Whether it’s taco stands in California or hot chocolate in the French Alps, I am constantly tasting new things. My cravings have taken me around the world as I seek out adventure. I’ve bungie jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, snowboarded serious pow in Whistler, and hiked a volcano in Costa Rica. At the end of the day, I return to my home state of Colorado where the weather is great and the powder is even better.
As the editor of Curbed Ski, I explored ski country in search of great stories and epic snow. Now, I’ve moved to the Curbed.com team to write about travel, the outdoors, and whatever else strikes my fancy. As a freelancer, I write about the American West, Denver, and I’m an expert on ski towns across the country.
When I’m not working, I live the Colorado lifestyle. I hunt for powder stashes with friends in the winter, seek out singletrack nirvana in the summer, and wash it all down with a local pint. I’m always up for travel and adventure, but there’s nothing more important to me than my family. You’ll often find me cruising through the mountains in a silver Sprinter van packed with my husband, two young children, and two fluffy mutts.
I graduated summa cum laude from Colorado State University with BAs in History and English. I went on to split time between Santa Barbara and Paris while I earned a PhD in French history from the University of California Santa Barbara. I have spent countless hours in archives conducting research. While not in the archive, I wandered around Paris sampling pain au chocolats and sitting at cafes. Living the French life taught me to drink well, mind my manners, and walk instead of drive. I am forever a mountain girl, but I left part of my soul on the cobblestone streets of the Marais.
Where am I headed next? Click here to see my plans for 2017. If you are an editor looking for stories on any of these destinations, email me at megancbarber(at)gmail.com