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A Frozen Safari: Dog Sledding in Finland

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Our second cabin had running water and a ticket to a Northern Lights display.

By Guest Blogger Christina Garcia of Travel 4 Wildlife

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The morning sun warmed my face while the arctic wind cooled my lungs. We were advancing at a steady pace through remote trails and into the forest. There was no sound but the crunch of my dog team’s paws sinking in fresh snow as they pulled the sled. I was happy, feeling free from my ordinary life back home.

I’d always had a fixation on the idea of dog sledding in the Canadian wilderness, as well as a fixation on wolves. I dreamt of staying in little cabins and listening to the howl of wolves as night fell. But I was living in Europe and only had ten days of vacation time to work with. Searching for alternatives, I found the perfect trip much closer to home in Finland. Continue Reading →

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Cyber Monday: The Best Day for Xmas (and Personal) Gear Shopping

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Me cruising in the new setup of gear I bought from many of these websites.

Cyber Monday started in 2005 as a marketing gimmick to get people to buy lots of stuff online.

It worked.

Now, on Cyber Monday, online shops have massive deals on pretty much anything you can buy, and outdoors and travel gear are no exceptions.

I’m an affiliate for several discount travel and outdoors discount online sellers, so they all send me emails with their best deals. Some of them are really good.

I’ve been waiting for today to get some ski gear for my girlfriend. As soon as I’m done writing this, I’m going to do all of my Christmas shopping.

Here are the best deals that I’ve seen so far: Continue Reading →

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Wyoming is More than Just Skiing

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Emilie cross country skiing along the rim of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon

Most winter visitors to Wyoming come to try out the world class skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Resort. But, not everyone wants to ski all the time. There’s no reason, however, that off-piste visitors need to stay in the hotel room. Wyoming is a winter amusement park with tons of fun activities for families who want to enjoy the snowy landscape. Here are five of our favorites.

Read the full post on the Tourism Wyoming Roundup Blog

 

 

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Ziplining with Huana Coa Adventures in Mazatlan, Mexico

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In June 2012 I was fortunate enough to take a trip to Mazatlan Mexico with Go Mazatlan. I was super excited to find out that ziplining would be on our itinerary. I’d never tried it before. I decided to take a chance and bring along my Nikon D90. The risk was worth it. I got some great photos. If you’d like to read more about my experience, check out the post I wrote about it on my blog. Continue Reading →

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