Author Bio

Jess Daddio

Jess Daddio is a multimedia storyteller—writer, photographer, videographer—and a former travel editor at Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine. Her work has appeared in Outdoor Retailer Magazine, Elevation Outdoors Magazine and the Matador Network. When she’s not on the road, she calls Virginia home.

Stories by Jess Daddio...
Running At Every Age

Running At Every Age

You can make up every excuse in the book not to go for a run. You’re too tired. You have too much to do. The weather stinks. You just don’t feel like it. But yo...
Kids skiing

REI Presents: Brotherhood of Skiing

In 1973, when Art Clay and Ben Finley organized the first known gathering of Black skiers at an event in Aspen, Colorado, they couldn’t have known then that the...
When is the Best Time of Day to Run?

When is the Best Time of Day to Run?

Sophie Speidel, an ultrarunner from Charlottesville, Virginia, was used to training in the late afternoon—between 3:30 and 6pm—when she made the U.S. Women’s Na...