Pam LeBlanc Pam writes about adventure travel and fitness. A staff writer at the Austin American-Statesman for 21 years, she left the publication in 2018 to go freelance, and now writes for a variety of magazines and websites. An avid athlete, she swims on a U.S. Masters Swim Team, competes in endurance canoe racing, and spends her free time backpacking, scuba diving, cycling, and getting out in nature. Highlights: * Co-founder of Austin Travels Magazine * Contributor to Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, AARP Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Real Simple, and more * Author of "My Stories, All True: J. David Bamberger on Life as an Entrepreneur and Conservationist" * Two-time winner of the Barbara Jordan Media Award * 2019 finisher of the Texas Water Safari * Weekly guest on Austin affiliate Fox 7's "Good Day Austin" program, where she talks about travel destinations * Regular guest on "The Sandy Show" on iHeart Radio, where she discusses adventure About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.