Natalie Stangl

Natalie Stangl

Natalie is an American expat freelance writer and marketer living in Hokkaido, Japan. She is a born and raised Minnesotan with an accent thicker than a pint of Paulaner Beer. She has a serious love for sports, outdoors, and overall health and wellness. While most would shutter at the thought of -27 degree wind-chill, you’ll find her embracing it with a smile on her face. She is an an adaptable, loyal, and fierce woman of “The North”. Aside from her love of sports and outdoors, her partner is an Import professional ice hockey player in Japan and together they have one child, their 7 year old golden retriever, Frenchy.

Leadville 100 MTB start of the race
How to survive the Leadville 100 MTB and exclusive interview with 2017 finisher, Andy Thieman. Being a true cyclist isn’t just a lifestyle, it is a calling. There are a few subtle cues that indicate a true cyclist including the saying “if you don’t ride in the rain…you don’t ride”…
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Rodeo Austin jumping over a bull
Austin Rodeo full of weird, trendy, and trampling entertainment for all. “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” is a saying that many of us think about when we imagine life in Texas. This rings true with Rodeo Austin. The rodeo is ranked in America’s top 5 as one of the largest and most…
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Rock n' Roll Marathon San Diego
What You Need to Know About the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Race Series The Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series is fiercely growing its race series, giving runners from around the globe the opportunity to run alongside famous entertainment. What could be better? While some may rather run alone and in…
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To Full Moon Party Prep and detox
Guide to Pre-Full Moon Party Prep and Post-Full Moon Party Detox The idea of attending a “ full moon party” might sound lame, however, attending a “full moon party in Thailand on the beach with 30,000 party-goers” sounds 100% more appealing and intriguing, right? The answer to most is yes!…
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Comrades Marathon the ultimate running race
What you need to know about running an Ultra plus advice from Comrades Marathon veterans To say that participants competing in the Comrades Marathon are mentally and physically strong is an understatement. Comrades isn’t just of run-of-the-mill ultra, it is one of the toughest races around located in the heat…
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La Tomatina Festival, the best food party in the world
World’s biggest food fight draws tens of thousands to Buñol, Spain Imagine waking up and preparing for one of the world’s largest food fights on a warm August morning in Spain. Yes, it is a real thing and an event that draws thirty to forty thousand people annually to test their…
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Summer X Games Minneapolis 2017
X-Games 2017 Expects to Draw Thousands to US Bank Stadium This July Another year, another X Games, a new location. This year’s X Games is in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, MN at the newly constructed U.S. Bank Stadium – a perfect venue to host everything X Games has to…
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The 4 Deserts Grand Slam, A Series of the World’s Toughest Endurance Races
Top 20 Things to Know About the 4 Deserts Grand Slam Before You Sign-up To say that participants competing in the 4 Deserts Grand Slam are mentally tough is an understatement. These men and women are going beyond the limits of physical fitness and mental endurance. Not only are the…
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Festivals in Thailand that will change your life Thailand is known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ and one of the top google searched tourist destinations in the world because of its beaches, paradise islands, food, and more. But, Thailand goes far beyond its beaches and paradise stereotype. It has some…
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