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Welcome to my adventure journal.

I'm Ali Carr Troxell and this is my portfolio. Here you'll find clips from my career as an editor and freelance writer on topics like outdoor gear, adventure travel and more. 

Gifts for Her: Heat Seekers

Gifts for Her: Heat Seekers

Columbia Packed Out Omni-Heat slippers

Columbia designed these indoor-outdoor slippers using its Omni-Heat technology—a lining covered in tiny silver dots that act like a space blanket, reflecting the heat back to its source—to boost warmth and therefore coziness. They're nearly as rugged as shoes with grippy rubber soles, but way more comfortable. $60.

Sorel Joplin II boots

The uninsulated Joplin IIs won't keep toes toasty in frigid temps, but they've got enough protection to handle cooler weather and fend off light snow. $125.

Hudson Bay Millennium throw 

Because everyone loves a beautiful wool blanket. $150.

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Balm

Another great stocking stuffer or Secret Santa idea: luxe body balm, like this one from Aesop. $33; aesop.com

SmartWool arm warmers

Why stick with boring black when you can opt for something fun? These wool-nylon warmers are seamless, so they won't limit movement. And thanks to the nonconstricting, thick-knit welt at the wrist and biceps, they won't slip off or move around. $25.

Ibex Woolies 150 Crew Stripe long underwear

Nothing is better than cozy long undies. These superfine ribbed bottoms hold their shape, which means they won't start sagging halfway through the day. And they're cute. $75; ibex.com

Gifts for Her: Winter Athlete

Gifts for Her: Winter Athlete

Gear: Adventure Gadgets - Outside Today

Gear: Adventure Gadgets - Outside Today