Stephanie Vermillion
Freelance journalist for Outside, National Geographic, Backpacker, Travel & Leisure, etc.
Travel + Outdoors Journalist

Stephanie Vermillion is a travel and outdoor journalist who covers stories at the intersection of adventure and culture for National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, Outside, Backpacker, and more. Her focus areas include adventure travel, the outdoors, stargazing/ astrotourism, and road trips. Follow her on Instagram (@bystephanievermillion) and Twitter (@smvermillion).

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    22 Sep 2021

    Plan your visit before everyone else does
    22 Sep 2021

    The best foliage getaway in the U.K. boasts autumn splendor by boat, foraging feasts, and luxurious forested cabins
    10 Sep 2021

    A lively riverfront, Italianate architecture and creative fare are among Cincinnati's many allures
    10 Sep 2021

    Traveling around Cincinnati may come with some rush-hour congestion, but there a number of ways to get around the Queen City, even without a car
    09 Sep 2021

    This Family Just Hiked The Appalachian Trail With A Preschooler—Here's How You Can, Too

    Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Stormville, NY, USA

    In August 2021, five-year-old Harvey Sutton became one of the AT's youngest successful thru-hikers. Here's how mom and dad helped him pull it off
    09 Sep 2021

    We compiled the state's best seasonal attractions - and weather - to help you plan the ideal timing for your next Michigan trip
    08 Sep 2021

    From historic markets to no-entrance-fee museums, here are 10 free things to do in Cincinnati for a budget-friendly getaway
    02 Sep 2021

    Best outdoor activities in Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, OH, USA

    Want to enjoy Cincinnati's best adventures? Try these 8 outdoor activities to get your adventure fix in Ohio's capital of baseball, culture and chili
    01 Sep 2021

    The best day trips from Cincinnati include everything from bourbon trails to rock climbing. Here's where to plan your Cincinnati road trip
    30 Aug 2021

    The Ultimate Road-Trip Guide to New York's Finger Lakes

    Finger Lakes, NY, USA

    From towering waterfalls to long-distance trails, this 90-mile stretch of Route 20 packs the region's best adventures into one trip
    18 Aug 2021

    5 best neighborhoods in Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, OH, USA

    ​Built along the banks of the Ohio River, bustling Cincinnati is one of the Midwest's most charming and charismatic cities
    18 Aug 2021

    9 best city parks in Cincinnati - Lonely Planet

    Cincinnati, OH, USA

    Cincinnati has one crown jewel few outside the Queen City know about: the Cincinnati Parks system. The Trust for Public Land regularly ranks Cincinnati…
    16 Aug 2021

    Vast cave systems in Black Hills National Forest invite spelunkers to explore hidden spaces
    28 Jul 2021

    50 U.S. Wilderness Areas, Ranked

    United States

    Take a break from NPS crowds by visiting these lesser-known designations, which we chose based on spectacular scenery, great hiking trails, and unique features
    28 Jul 2021

    After a writer's father died before their Kilimanjaro trip, she had to find a way to cope
    26 Jul 2021

    Ancient Polynesians settled the Pacific islands through the sacred art of wayfinding. Today, navigators sail thousands of miles, without instruments, to preserve the tradition
    20 Jul 2021

    The Ruins Project attempts to preserve the stories of coal miners who once worked in southwest Pennsylvania's Banning No. 2 mine
    20 Jul 2021

    The hip new accommodations from Fresh Coast Cabins pair Lake Superior views with quick access to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan
    14 Jul 2021

    Ohio is the last place you'd expect to discover an off-trail wonderland. But in Cuyahoga Valley, where cross-country hiking is allowed, finding the good stuff takes a little bit of work
    13 Jul 2021

    Dzil Ta'ah Adventures' cycling tours pair desert landscapes with Navajo creation stories—and all tour revenue is reinvested into Navajo communities