Packing in general is a pain but packing for a trip where you will need the basic items as well as sports specific gear is even worse. A ski trip is no exception. While ski equipment – including ski boots, skis, and poles – can be rented easier than it can be brought on a bus or plane, there is still a lot of gear to pack. This includes everything from the obvious ski jacket to the smaller accessories like socks and gloves. Since winter gear can be so bulky, finding items that can be used on and off the slopes is a good idea, but ski gear is also not a place to prioritize price over quality. If you’re… [Read More]
The Midwest might not be the first destination that comes to mind when planning winter ski trips, but there are plenty of places in the area to hit the slopes. Most ski areas have a wide variety of runs, making them perfect for all levels of ski enthusiasts. The hills may not be as steep as their competitors out West, but they have the perfect conditions for getting kids started on skis and families looking to spend quality time together in the snow. This winter, pack your gear and head to some of the best places to ski in the Midwest with kids.
It is difficult to know where the best places to travel will be from year to year, so for 2015 I have come up with a short list of destinations that should be on your travel radar. Some of these are from my own personal bucket list and experience, others are based on the recommendations of travel guides and magazines, and the rest are suggestions from friends and family. I tried to make the list well rounded, with something for everyone, so hopefully there is something on the list that will inspire you to travel in the new year.