Simon Hudson has written eight books and over 70 research articles, and is currently a part-time Professor at the University of South Carolina. With an eclectic background in the ski industry, retail, and academia, his ideas have been influenced by award-winning work at the University of Calgary, Canada, and the University of Brighton, UK, as well as visiting positions he held in Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. He has also taught three times on Semester at Sea, a floating shipboard campus that integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experiences for meaningful engagement in the global community. Louise Hudson writes for a host of magazines, newspaper travel sections, online sites, and her own blog: www.onetwoski.blogspot.com. Published in three countries since 2005, her work has made its way into such publications as SNOW, Ski Canada, MORE Canada, LA Times, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, Boston Globe, Style Altitude, Canadian Ski Council, and Houston Chronicle, among many others. As well as winter sports articles, she writes travel pieces for a variety of outlets including the Calgary Herald in Canada, Silver Travel Advisor in the UK, and various tourism business publications.