Shane Downing

Shane is an award-winning journalist based in Oakland. As a freelance writer, he’s passionate about covering the LGBTQ+ community, at-risk youth and local news. He's a former Hoodline editor, and his work regularly appears in Oakland Magazine and The San Francisco Business Times. When he's not writing, Shane is an avid baker, gardener and tennis player.

Why This Florida Host Says Camper Feedback is Key to His Top-Rated Hipcamp

For Michael, being a Star Hipcamp Host wasn't his original goal when he joined the platform in 2017. The Host…

5 months ago

How a Washington Landowner Turned a Weedy Lot into a Popular Hipcamp

Rachael has both an entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit. That's what led her to Hipcamp in 2017. The Host of Willow…

5 months ago

How Hipcampers Help This Host Maintain His Land

David is a Host of few words: he gives Hipcampers their space, and he lets his property speak for itself.…

6 months ago

Bee Happy: How This Florida Farmer is Bringing People Closer to Their Food

Lisa grew up on a farm in Jacksonville that’d been in her family since 1816. Although she lived and worked…

6 months ago

This High-Desert Host is Changing How Campers View the Nevada Outdoors

Pat doesn’t want people to think of lifeless sand dunes when they see her Hipcamp listing for Stagecoach Acres in…

6 months ago

How This Texas Landowner Keeps City Families Coming Back for More

In 1981, Hollis moved from Austin to a nine-acre hay field out in the country. She left city life to…

6 months ago