Julie Bostian Waterski expert and freelance journalist who pioneered the ThoughtCo extreme sports section for nearly 10 yearsWrote a bi-monthly guide called The Lowcountry Companion, which details activities like water sports tourists can enjoy around her hometown of Georgetown County, South Carolina Experience Julie Bostian is a former writer for ThoughtCo who has worked nearly 10 years to establish the extreme water sports section of the website, publishing multiple articles on boating, skiing, wakeboarding, and even parasailing. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.