Nathan Allen Lives In Ventura County, California Education University of Missouri-Columbia Lindenwood University Nathan Allen is the Outdoor Gear Editor for TripSavvy. Born and raised in the Midwest, he is currently based in Ventura County, California. Nathan loves many outdoor activities but makes it a priority to run or bike on singletrack every day.Highlights: He has been at TripSavvy since 2021.He has won multiple marathons.He loves his adopted 120-pound Bernese Mountain Dog, Huxley. Experience Nathan grew up fishing and canoeing spring-fed Ozark rivers, running gravel roads, and launching his bike off anything he could find with his younger brother. As soon as he could, Nathan started traveling to the Rocky Mountains to fly fish, hike, backpack, ski, and run. He has worked at Outside Magazine and Mountain Magazine and his work has also been featured in Fortune, Quartz, and Forbes, among others. He also spent two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer in rural northwest Colorado. Education Nathan graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Lindenwood University (St. Charles, Missouri) where he also wrote for the university newspaper and competed on scholarship in cross country and track. He earned an M.A. from the Missouri School of Journalism. About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.