Author Bio

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle is the Staff Exclusives editor for the co-op. Her writing appears in Adventure Journal, Outside, Patagonia, Uncommon Path and Runner’s World among others. Happiest outside, Monica loves running, fishing, and backpacking. REI Co-op Member since 2021.

Stories by Monica Prelle...
illustration of person running race in the rain

Weathering the Run

Marathon Monday four years ago, I sat in a yellow school bus looking out a foggy window. Runners in bright rain gear lined up to board for the hour-long ride to...
A woman jogs through a dense green forest

Virtual Races Keep Runners Going

Last fall, Deena Kastor watched the weather as she prepared to tackle one of her most difficult marathons yet. Kastor, a 47-year-old American marathon record ho...
Tuscany life.

How to Travel and Explore Tuscany

Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is world famous for its wealth of art and architectural gems, superb red wines and farm-to-table cuisine. It...
machu picchu from machu picchu mountain

How to Travel to Machu Picchu

The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is perhaps one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. While those who crave more undiscovered gems may b...
A Dose of the Outdoors

A Dose of the Outdoors

Editor's note on October 23, 2018: REI is an active investor in the growing body of research establishing the link between health and nature. Today, REI announc...
Machu Picchu REI Adventures

A Hiker’s Guide to Machu Picchu

Everything you need to know about where to go, when to visit and what to bring to this historic site Along the train tracks next to the Urubamba River, a steady...
The Art of Adventure Writing

The Art of Adventure Writing

With an impressive list of mentees, including Alex Honnold and Jon Krakauer, and 29 books under his belt, David Roberts is nothing short of a legend. Here, he s...