"Many of us work to live and for many of us living means our recreation time. In fact, we’re recreating more now than ever whether it’s a ski weekend with friends, bird watching with our spouse, or a solo hike in a state park. The list of recreation activities grows every year thanks to our imaginations. Who would have thought that using an urban landscape—buildings, stairs, walls, and other objects—as an obstacle course would become a recreational sport—parkour. But before we jump into the deep end of any activity, we often need to test the waters. ExpertBeacon’s recreational experts provide sound advice whether it’s a backpacking trip, running an ultramarathon, or even flying a plane.