Lauren Matison is a Brooklyn-based journalist, editor, brand consultant and environmental advocate. Lauren specializes in outdoor adventure, sustainability and family travel as well as in-depth service pieces on fitness and training. She is a frequent contributor at National Geographic Travel, The New York Times, Shape and Bicycling. Lauren was the Green Getaways columnist at Travel + Leisure and was named one of the best bloggers in the country by Cosmopolitan Magazine.

In 2007, Lauren foundedĀ, an award-winning green travel site that Lonely Planet USA called “one of the top 10 most reliable websites in responsible travel today.” Acquired by OutdoorFest in the fall of 2016, oM has been featured in major outlets including The New York Times and Outside Magazine. Lauren has filmed several on-air travel segments with NBC’s Today in NY Show and often produces and hosts travel panels at events likeĀ The New York Times Travel Show, the Travel and Adventure Show, and New York Travel Festival.

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