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Four Epic US Ski Resorts Offer Awesome (But Not Historic) Pass

There are four ski hills in the USA I haven’t visited whose names make my stomach drop: Alta (Utah), Aspen/Snowmass (Colo.), Jackson Hole (Wyo.), and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows (Calif.).

Judging from the scenes I’ve seen in ski and snowboard movies, these are four mountains that every serious skier and snowboarder should try to visit at least once in their life — like an snowrider’s pilgrimage to Mecca. Continue Reading →


Philippines Adventures PT5: Scuba Diving With Sharks and on Malapascua Island

After swimming with whale sharks on the island of Leyte I spent two days traveling by bus and ferry to Malapascua, a  tiny island about 5 km from the northern tip of Cebu. There is really only one reason that people visit Malpascua: to dive with thresher sharks, enormous sea creatures that can grow up to 500 kilograms and are easily identified by their long whiplike tail. Continue Reading →