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

A hiking trail – and goats! – at Jester King Brewery

  Two known cures - at least in my books - for the Covid blues? Nature walks and goats. Jester King Brewery, located on 165 acres of rolling Hill Country land west of Austin, just announced the opening of a 2-mile nature trail, which loops past the brewery’s goat...
Texas-made Sotol, perfect for sipping around the campfire

Texas-made Sotol, perfect for sipping around the campfire

I sat around a backyard campfire a few weeks ago - well before Dry January set in, during which I’ve given up booze - sipping something new with a few friends. Desert Door Distillery in Driftwood had sent over a bottle of sotol, and we poured out a few shots. I...

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Behold, my 2021 New Year’s resolutions…

Behold, my 2021 New Year’s resolutions…

  I’m a few days late in compiling my list of resolutions for the new year, but I’m giving myself a pass, considering how 2020 turned out. With that mess clearly in the rear view mirror, I’m looking forward to 2021. I try to cover all areas of my life when I set...

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Texas-made Sotol, perfect for sipping around the campfire

Texas-made Sotol, perfect for sipping around the campfire

I sat around a backyard campfire a few weeks ago - well before Dry January set in, during which I’ve given up booze - sipping something new with a few friends. Desert Door Distillery in Driftwood had sent over a bottle of sotol, and we poured out a few shots. I...

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Behold, my 2021 New Year’s resolutions…

Behold, my 2021 New Year’s resolutions…

  I’m a few days late in compiling my list of resolutions for the new year, but I’m giving myself a pass, considering how 2020 turned out. With that mess clearly in the rear view mirror, I’m looking forward to 2021. I try to cover all areas of my life when I set...

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YMCA offers free six-week fitness program

YMCA offers free six-week fitness program

  Add the YMCA of Austin’s six-week Reset Challenge to the list of free fitness opportunities around Central Texas. The program begins Feb. 1, and anyone can join by texting RESET to 866-943-9622. Those who register will get three texts a week outlining...

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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