About Me

Patty Hodapp

I’m a journalist reporting from the intersection of fitness and adventure. I have five years of writing and editing experience for national publications. I cover adventure travel, fitness, food, style, and outdoor gear.

When I’m able, I live abroad—my expat homes are scattered around the world: Ireland, England, Italy, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Last year I returned to the U.S. after two years in Mallorca, a tropical island in the Mediterranean. I’m currently based in Colorado.

I cover all things gear, adventure travel, and fitness for Travel Channel and Men’s Fitness magazine. You can view my LinkedIn profile here and see my recent work here.

In the past, I’ve been a Contributing Online Editor for MenFitness.com, Contributing Online Editor for Shape.com and Deputy Editor for the award-winning travel website LostGirlsWorld.com. I started with internships at OutsideOnline.com in New Mexico and Allure magazine in New York City. I have a BA in Newspaper, Magazine & Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.

I’ve published articles in print and web outlets such as Outside, Shape, Men’s Fitness, Travel Channel, CBS Travel’s PeterGreenberg.com, Huffington Post Travel, Oyster.com, CityPath.com, The Mayo News, International Musician, and several other publications.

In my down time, I run, cook, do yoga, and stand up paddleboard.

All told, this blog is a mix of my professional and personal travel interests. For updates, follow me on Twitter: @pattyhodapp and Instagram: patty_hodapp. Reach me via pattyhodapp at gmail.com.