This was a fun one: I wrote an essay for Outside about how my wife and I drove 10,000 miles around the country to scout out a new city to live in—and chose Pittsburgh. I think the Pathfinder looks good in front of the Tetons (although the black bag on top looks more like a bunch of Heftys than a Thule).
Last summer, Mountain magazine sent me and my two youngest brothers on a three-day, two-night trip to the gorgeous backcountry of Maine. We hiked, ate, drank, canoed, and bunked with the very cool Maine Huts & Trails system. Somehow, we survived each other.