Bill Andrews

backpacking checklist

Expert Recommended Backpacking Checklist: The Essentials

The first time I went backpacking, I learned a valuable lesson. Backpacking is quite different from tent camping near your car. Everything you need, you must carry on your back.  You don’t get the luxury of coolers, excessively sleeping amenities, and a running car to save you from the bitter cold. No. You’re on your …

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ski resorts

A Beginners Guide to the Best Ski Resorts in the Country

Snow skiing is one of the most popular winter activities for families. In the United States alone, over 14 million people go skiing each year. If you’re looking to take your first ski resort vacation, locations are plentiful. Over 400 ski resorts operate in the U.S. varying in price, amenities, and accessibility. To be sure you …

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