Lisa Maloney

Lisa Maloney

Lisa Maloney got her start covering outdoor recreation for a local paper. Nowadays you'll find her work in major print and online publications, and she often mentors others through the writing process. She's especially passionate about fitness, travel, green living, plus anything and everything to do with the outdoors.

Fitness and Dance

Lisa's a certified personal trainer and a reformed gym rat. Now that she's escaped the gym she makes it a point to find other ways of working out, including running, martial arts and dance. She's crazy about social Latin dancing and all types of Irish dancing.

Outdoors

Lisa's love for the outdoors starts with hiking and backpacking, but extends to almost any type of outdoor recreation. From beachcombing to rock and ice climbing, if you can do it outside, she's probably tried it--and loved it.

Lisa got her start as a writer by documenting her outdoors adventures for a local paper. Since then she has spent thousands of hours in the outdoors and published hundreds of columns, articles and features on all facets of outdoor life. She is the author of "50 Hikes Around Anchorage" and is the Hiking Expert for About.com.

Travel

Lisa has traveled extensively, exploring Europe, Mexico, Canada and most of the United States, and makes a significant portion of her income from travel writing; her current project is an updated edition of the Moon Alaska travel handbook. She often travels solo, and always makes it a point to get off the beaten path and away from "tourist towns." Lisa speaks, reads and writes fluent Spanish.

Natural Remedies

Some aspects of Western medicine are truly amazing, but Lisa firmly believes in the value of natural remedies (including herbs, exercise and proactive healthy living) for treating many conditions. She managed a health food store for five years and studied with a master herbalist.

Crafting

Lisa's an avid knitter, but her passion for crafting doesn't stop there. She also crochets, cross-stitches, quilts, and runs a small side business selling her creations.

Freelance Writing

Lisa makes her living as a full-time freelance writer and editor. Her favorite facets of the job are mentoring new writers and doing developmental editing for new authors.

Most Recent Contributions by Lisa Maloney

How Does a Cruise Ship Float?

It's amazing that massive cruise ships don't instantly sink to the ocean's floor. With everything from ice skating rinks and swimming pools ... Read More

How to Set Up a Campsite

Setting up a campsite becomes easier with experience, and the best way to get good at it is to practice. In other words, go camping! You'll ... Read More

Rocking Camp Chairs

There's only one thing that's better than lazing around in a rocking chair in front of your fireplace, and that's lounging in a rocker in fr ... Read More

Suspension Training

Have you ever seen a gymnast's arms tremble with the effort of holding himself up on the rings? That's an extreme example of suspension trai ... Read More

What to Look for in a Boot Camp

Boot camps have been an enduring fixture on the fitness scene for years now. These high-intensity, military-style "back to basics" workouts ... Read More

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Lisa Maloney