There are only a few places on Earth as wild and magnificent as Canada’s Yukon. The vast territory is about the size of California, and home to fewer than 40,000 people, nearly 30,000 of who live in the historic town of Whitehorse. That means there you are pretty much guaranteed an adventure without crowd—just youContinue reading

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Three Tips to Finding the Best Place to Ski on a Resort Nothing registers more excitement than getting to the top of a mountain and priming for your first run at a new ski resort. The entire landscape lies before you, a maze of interconnecting trails, chairlifts, gondolas, cat tracks, and the heavenly shelter ofContinue reading

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Like many hopefuls, I’ve spent hours in front of the computer trying to plot the best day, time or month to get a view of the illusive Northern Lights. In fact, when we were in Iceland, while the crew slept, I was sitting alone in the cold just waiting for my opportunity to capture theContinue reading

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Packing for a winter trip is tricky. There’s a host of outdoor conditions to consider (snow, rain, unseasonal heat, biting cold), and then indoor fashion.  Add the fact that you’re heading to a place like Northwest Canada, a vast wild territory that shares the eastern border with Alaska and the ice-burg covered Beaufort Sea onContinue reading

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It felt ancient to fall asleep so close to a blazing fire. It was three in the morning and I’d been staring into the flames and slow-reading a memoir by one of my favorite professors for hours. I knew there was a long day ahead and in total I eventually got about two hours of sleep. ButContinue reading

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I’ve never really put thought into a ‘bucket list.’ The whole idea seems kind of morbid to me. But if I had a bucket list, then Iceland, Canada and seeing the Northern lights would have been on the very top of it. As our list of products to test started to grow it became clearContinue reading

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