Tori Peglar

Tori Peglar

Tori is the co-brand and content director of National Park Trips Media. She specializes in writing inspiring national park travelogues, foodie adventures and personal, heartfelt stories of people who shape our culture.

In 2018, Tori was recognized for her work with National Park Journal, winning three first-place awards for the Grand Canyon edition of the magazine. Later the same year, Tori was honored as a Folio: 100, a list of the top innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers, and industry-disruptors in magazine media.

Before joining National Park Trips Media, Tori worked for her alma mater as director of marketing for the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, developing and executing campaigns for national and local events and programs. She led an award-winning creative team of six and served as editor of the Coloradan magazine, which won two first-place national awards in 2011 and 2014 for magazine excellence, as well as two regional first-place awards and a second-place award in 2011-14.

Tori's travels have taken her across the globe and she has lived in Hong Kong, Kenya, Ecuador and Nepal. Some of her favorite national park experiences are hiking the Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon, taking the trail down to the Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point, snowshoeing to Lone Star Geyser in Yellowstone and doing Rocky Mountain's East Inlet Trail with her family. When she's not in search of a story, she loves spending time with her family and skiing, running, biking, backpacking and traveling.

The Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park

4 Rainforests of Olympic National Park

The west-side area of this national park is one of the best places in the world to see a temperate rainforest ecosystem.

Merriman Falls in Olympic National Park

8 Ways to Live in the Moment, Olympic-Style

Here are exceptional ways to have fun and be present, even if you can't be at Olympic National Park in person.

Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park

Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park

Tucked in the trees at the edge of Lake Crescent, the charming Lake Crescent Lodge features a fine dining restaurant. Rent boats and slide into the water.

Lake Crescent Lodge in Olympic National Park

5 Summer Lodges in Olympic National Park - How to Choose

It can be difficult to decide whether to stay beachside, lakeside, or next to a hot springs. Find your match.

National park ranger wearing a face mask and gloves to protect from COVID-19

5 Things To Know About Olympic and Mount Rainier Travel Amid COVID-19

In light of the spread of COVID-19, trying to find out what is open and closed in our national parks is a moving target these days. Here are updates.

Mountain goat on a rocky ledge. Photo by John Williams

3 Places Not to Take Selfies in Olympic National Park

The park is a fantastic place to explore, but don’t get so carried away with the magnificent views that you leave your common sense behind.

wine glasses

Follow the Trail to Olympic Peninsula Wineries and Cideries

Get a taste for the land when you stop at one of the nine wineries and cideries near Olympic National Park in Washington state.

Hikers at Hole-in-the-Wall on Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park

What to Pack for an Olympic National Park Vacation

How do you pack a place where you can experience so many ecosystems in one day? Here are the top 16 items to bring to the park.

Breaching gray whale

6 Wild Animals for your Olympic National Park Watch List

Look for these animals as you explore Olympic National Park including elk, whales, eagle plus three more.

Totem Pole in Seattle's Pioneer Square

Seattle, Washington's Top 5

From a fantastic market to a bookstore that’s survived Amazon, see the best of Seattle.

Camping on the Olympic Coast

Where Should I Camp in Olympic National Park?

A personalized guide to help you decide where to spend the night, from car camping paradise and remote backcountry sites to a slice of RV heaven.

Using EcoVessel's Boulder bottle in the park

Why Reusable Water Bottles Are Important

Here are 5 tips from EcoVessel on why drinking water from a reusable water bottle is so essential both on and off the trail.

Hiker at Point of Arches on Shi Shi Beach in Olympic National Park

Lasting Adventures in Olympic

In Olympic National Park, take a guided backpacking trip or sign your children up for summer camp with Lasting Adventures, a longtime guiding company.

Cascade in the forest of Olympic National Park

Visit Olympic National Park Virtually

You don’t have to visit Olympic National Park in person to experience its spectacular mountains, rain forests and beaches.

The "Hole-in-the-Wall" north of Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park

Which Trail Should I Hike in Olympic National Park?

Our personalized guide gives you a sense of what to expect on the trails from a relaxing stroll down a striking beach to a strenuous hike to a waterfall.

A family exploring the tide pools on Rialto Beach.

9 Things to Do with Kids in Olympic National Park

With four distinct ecosystems, there are tons of activities to keep the whole family happy. Here are our top family-friendly things to do in the park.

Sunset on the beach in Olympic National Park.

Navigating Olympic’s Beaches with a Tide Chart

Without a map and a tide chart you run the risk of literally walking into a dangerous situation that could be life threatening. Do you know how to read them?

RV in forest campground courtesy of Outdoorsy

Rent an RV and Get Outdoorsy

Explore the country’s best national parks in style in a camper van, trailer or RV.

Theodore Roosevelt dressed in expedition attire. c1909 Public domain photo.

Theodore Roosevelt Helped Protect Olympic Elk

Roosevelt established Mount Olympus National Monument to protect the elk and trees which later later became Olympic National Park.

Park visitors get advice, permits, bear cans and maps from rangers at the Port Angeles Visitor Center near the Hurricane Ridge Entrance Station

Olympic National Park Entrances

Accessed via US 101, which circles the peninsula, Olympic National Park has many entry points. Here are the six most popular.