About Monica

A freelance writer and outdoors adventurer, Monica Prelle lives at 8,000 feet in California’s Eastern Sierra.

Monica writes about the outdoors, adventure, wine, travel, and endurance sports. Her work has been published in  Alaska Airlines Magazine, Afar Travel Guides, Backcountry Magazine, Bespoke, Competitor, KCET.org, Mountain Magazine, the Matador Network, and Outside Online among others. She is also the camping editor for About.com, a travel writer for the Visit Mammoth Insider Blog, and the race director for the Mammoth Track Club.

Monica earned a Bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in journalism from Harvard University. She also has an Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.

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Bodie McDowell Scholar 2014, Outdoor Writers Association of America

Editor’s Choice Fellowship 2014 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood in Napa Valley.

Best Outdoors Website 2013, Outdoor Writer’s Association of California

Best Conference Related Work 2013, Outdoor Writer’s Association of California

Best Series of Photographs 2012, Outdoor Writer’s Association of California

Best Feature Photo 2012, Outdoor Writer’s Association of California (OWAC)


Camping Novice? Let Monica Prelle guide you through it, Metro News, New York, July 2013

Morning Living Guest Speaker, Martha Stewart Living Radio XM110, May 17, 2012

Matador contributor Monica Prelle wins journalism award Matador Network, May 18, 2012

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