Immediately after my race had finished we returned to the small town of Bariloche. As if I was jet lagged after a long flight, I spent the evening deliriously wandering around the town before picking up some food and heading back to my hotel. After a fairly restless night, it was a treat to wake upContinue reading

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As cliché as it is to suggest that all kinds of physical challenges can be overcome by the power of the mind that’s exactly what I am going to do.  And I’m going to tell you how to do it! Just moments before I set off on my Christmas break, Columbia Sportswear dropped a bombshellContinue reading

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With the Sierra snowpack at close to 200% and more snow in the forecast, Lake Tahoe is experiencing its most epic winter season in years. With over 22,000 acres of skiable terrain, nine world-class ski resorts, and one unforgettable lake, there are countless ways to do winter at Lake Tahoe. South Lake Tahoe, straddling theContinue reading

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First things first—go to Multnomah Falls just outside of Portland and get the required selfie. Multnomah Falls is arguably the most-photographed body of water in the area, the iconic 620-foot-high falls live up to their reputation, and while you’re there some of the guaranteed tourists behind by hiking 1.2 miles up to the high platform.Continue reading

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Part of the allure of the great beyond is getting away from everything and everyone (work included–we’re looking at you, Gert!). And even though modern technology (smart devices, SAT phones, message-carrying drones!) makes it hard to really escape, it’s still important to at least make the effort. In pursuit of that goal, here are someContinue reading

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  Ice is Nice—Even When You Are Sleeping Ice is beautiful. It glistens in the sun and glows in the moonlight. Most of us have walked on ice, slipped on ice, climbed ice or asked for more ice in our cocktails. But there’s nothing like sleeping in ice. Igloos have been around for thousands ofContinue reading

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