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Skiing vs. Snowboarding: The Hard Truth About a Ridiculous Argument

Gate jumping snowboarderWhen first I started skiing the skiing vs snowboarding argument wasn’t around yet. I was three, and started racing by the time I was twelve. I loved it, but after I strapped on a snowboard for the first time when I was 13, I didn’t put on a pair of skis for the next 20 years.

I love both skiing and snowboarding. During my many years riding in the Northwest, mainly British Columbia, Alberta, and Montana, I never had any problems with others because of my choice of ride. Continue Reading →


Stay in an Igloo Under the Aurora Borealis

One of the most unique ways to see the aurora borealis (also called the northern lights) is to stay in an igloo at the Igloo Village in Finnish Lapland where you will be able to gaze up at the curtains of light as you fall asleep. Read on to find out more about the Igloo Village, what causes the aurora borealis, when the aurora borealis is most visible, and where the aurora borealis occurs. Continue Reading →


La Tomatina in Bunol, Spain: The Tomato Fight Festival

La Tomatina in Bunol, Spain is basically the world’s biggest and messiest tomato fight festival. This orgy of tomato throwing in Spain occurs each year on the last Wednesday in August. Keep reading to find out about the history of this bizarre festival, how it goes down, and how you can plan a trip to do some tomato throwing in Spain this year. Continue Reading →


Reindeer Sledding to the Ice Hotel

The Swedish Ice Hotel in Swedish Lapland is exactly what it sounds like: a hotel made entirely of ice. As cool that sounds, it’s not the point of this trip. I just stumbled upon the ice hotel when I was looking for reindeer herding trips online. This trip is all about reindeer sledding (also called Vuoján) with the Sami people, the aboriginal people of northern Scandinavia. Continue Reading →


Krakow, Poland Adventure Travel Guide

Proximity to the Carpathian (as well as other) Mountains makes trekking and hiking near Krakow an excellent option for getting outside. Numerous gyms and the mountains also make rock climbing in Krakow convenient. Surprisingly, Krakow’s kayaking club has a great course in the city, and scuba diving in Krakow is possible at the nearby quarry. Skiing in Krakow is even possible just twenty minutes away by train at the Krakow Valley Gold and Country Club.


Kraków (sometimes written Cracow), Poland Continue Reading →


Namibia Adventure Travel Guide

A developing nation with a unique geography, the best outdoors adventures sports in Nambia are surfing, kitesurfing, and sandboarding and, of course, safaris.  Ziplining, caving, and river canoe and raft trips in Nambia are also excellent ways to experience this country of extremes.


Namibia (Republic of Namibia), Africa Continue Reading →