Author: Christy

A co-founder of life in utopia, and she is responsible for making sure everyone has a good time. She loves skiing, hiking, backpacking, diving and sailing – basically anything that gets her outdoors. Christy also enjoys spoiling her two sweet goldendoodle girls.
Selecting the Best Ski Backpack: A Comprehensive Guide

Selecting the Best Ski Backpack: A Comprehensive Guide

When looking for a ski backpack, you must consider the type of skiing you’ll be doing. There are three main types of skiing – resort skiing, touring (backcountry), and mountaineering. Each requires different gear; however, there is some crossover should you divide your time across the three types of skiing.  And each type of gear…

Stay Hydrated Anywhere: Best Water Filtering Bottles of 2023

Stay Hydrated Anywhere: Best Water Filtering Bottles of 2023

The best water bottles for filtering water provide clean, fresh-tasting water without the need for disposable plastic bottles. They are perfect for on-the-go use, and many come with built-in filters, purifiers, or UV lights that remove contaminants such as bacteria and protozoa. There are a few different types of water bottles with filters available on…

Beginners Hiking Guide: Discover Your Love Of The Outdoors

Beginners Hiking Guide: Discover Your Love Of The Outdoors

Learn the basics of day hiking with our beginner’s guide. Discover tips and tricks for choosing trails, packing essential gear, and enjoying the great outdoors. Humans have a special connection with the outdoors nurtured when we get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and spend time hiking in nature. Time in nature has been found…

The Ultimate Vacation Packing Guide: 10 Tips and Tricks

The Ultimate Vacation Packing Guide: 10 Tips and Tricks

Packing for travel can be daunting and something I’ve always put off until the night before I leave. Years ago, this procrastination would lead to forgetting something key, and inevitably I would find myself at the hotel gift shop picking up some overpriced items. Or I would overpack and be exhausted just getting my bag…