Writer. Photographer. Adventurer.

Pam LeBlanc writes about adventure, fitness and travel. A longtime newspaper journalist who now writes for a variety of regional and national publications, she loves anything that makes her muddy, results in mosquito bites or poison ivy, rips her pant legs and brings her closer to nature.

Buy Pam’s Book

My Stories, All True:

J. David Bamberger on Life as an Entrepreneur and Conservationist

J. David Bamberger, now in his 90s, got rich by selling vacuum cleaners and fried chicken, but his life’s work was restoring a worn-out piece of land in the Texas Hill Country. In her book, “My Stories, All True: J.David Bamberger on Life as an Entrepreneur and Conservationist,” Pam LeBlanc shares the story of their friendship, along with a selection of Bamberger’s favorite tales, most of which are true.

Buy it here via PayPal, or pay by check or Venmo (@Pam-LeBlanc-5). Books are $28, plus $3 shipping. The book is also available at BookPeople, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. For more information email Pam at pamleblancadventures@gmail.com.

Blog Updates

Paddler West Hansen set to start Great Alabama 650

When Austin paddler West Hansen scrapped plans to kayak the Northwest Passage this summer, he subbed in another daunting adventure - a paddle race that winds 650 miles through Alabama. This Saturday, Hansen will line up at Weiss Lake in northeastern Alabama for the...
Try this water-resistant wallet for wet adventures

Try this water-resistant wallet for wet adventures

I spend a lot of time getting splashed with water in my line of work, and it turns out that I need a water-resistant wallet in my life. Don’t get me wrong. I love my leather kitty wallet so much that when I had it stolen while I was in New Orleans 12 years ago, I...

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If you love to swim, explore the kettle ponds of Cape Cod

If you love to swim, explore the kettle ponds of Cape Cod

You can keep your chlorine-infused swimming pools and crowded ocean beaches. When in Cape Cod, I head for the kettle ponds, shimmering pools of water formed when huge blocks of ice melted at the end of the last Ice Age, leaving behind depressions that eventually...

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Try this water-resistant wallet for wet adventures

Try this water-resistant wallet for wet adventures

I spend a lot of time getting splashed with water in my line of work, and it turns out that I need a water-resistant wallet in my life. Don’t get me wrong. I love my leather kitty wallet so much that when I had it stolen while I was in New Orleans 12 years ago, I...

read more
If you love to swim, explore the kettle ponds of Cape Cod

If you love to swim, explore the kettle ponds of Cape Cod

You can keep your chlorine-infused swimming pools and crowded ocean beaches. When in Cape Cod, I head for the kettle ponds, shimmering pools of water formed when huge blocks of ice melted at the end of the last Ice Age, leaving behind depressions that eventually...

read more
Drop by Athletic Bar for non-alcoholic beer and a workout

Drop by Athletic Bar for non-alcoholic beer and a workout

Last year, when Athletic Brewing Company mailed me a shipment of non-alcoholic beer to sample, I gave most of it away to my non-drinking friends. If I wanted a beer, I thought, I’d go full octane. If I didn’t want one, why try to fake it? Choices have long been...

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Testimonials

Pam LeBlanc is a remarkable and fearless adventurer. She is not afraid to ‘ride the tiger’. Her writings capture the spirit and essence of her varied exploits...and she demonstrates a deep sense of stewardship for Mother Earth."

- Dan Sholly, former chief ranger of Yellowstone National Park

To read any of Pam’s reports from the field is to be whisked alongside a down-to-earth yet formidable woman with a great adventurous spirit, for the ride of your life. Her storytelling and photographs will have you yearning for the great outdoors, a new journey into yourself…or perhaps a naked run with hundreds of your closest friends!"

Tanya Streeter- Tanya Streeter, record-setting free diver and environmentalist

Pam’s perspective of seeing the world brings out the light in people, places and situations. Not only is she creative, and original, with her lighthearted humor, she always finds a ways to put a smile on your face. I always look forward to seeing her work!"

- Leo Manzano, Olympic silver medalist in the 1500 meter run

I’ve never known someone so willing to jump — sometimes literally — into her work as Pam LeBlanc. She is a writer whose prose can take you places you’ve always wanted to go — or the places you wish you could go, but probably never will."

Debbie Hiott- Debbie Hiott, former executive editor of the Austin American-Statesman and now general manager of KUT and KUTX

Pam LeBlanc is an energetic and inspirational speaker who draws you in with her stories of life and adventure. She is a funny, fearless woman who truly enjoys storytelling. We can’t say enough about Pam LeBlanc."

- Jerreta Hartfield, American Heart Association, Austin