Amy Jurries

  • Amy has written for The Balance since June 2018
  • She founded GearCaster, an outdoor gear website
  • Amy has her MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from London Business School


Amy Jurries is a freelance writer and social media guru. She's the founder of The GearCaster, a leading outdoor gear website that tracks the trends in the industry, and her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including Outside, Backpacker, Overland Journal, The Red Bulletin, REI Co-op Journal, TNT magazine, and Pilot Guides. Amy has lived and worked in many countries including Belgium, Canada, France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, though currently resides in sunny California. When not on her bike or backpacking with her dog, Lola, she's usually traveling to explore some far off destination. You can follow her adventures over on Instagram @thegearcaster.


Amy Jurries writes about travel and money. Her work has appeared in national news outlets like Backpacker and Outside. She has an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from London Business School.

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