Finding Adventure in Upstate New York

Finding Adventure in Upstate New York

One of my fondest memories was a trip I took my first year in college to Lake Placid, New York. It was a trip that took me out of my comfort zone, but that I remember perfectly, even years later. Upstate New York is stunning, and particularly so in winter, when I visited. I would certainly recommend [...]

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How to Avoid Lift Lines in Colorado

How to Avoid Lift Lines in Colorado

Colorado is one of the most popular destinations for downhill skiing in the country. You can almost guarantee blue skies, comfortable temperatures, and sweet powder -- which is why millions turn out each ski season to hit the slopes there. Just a few weeks ago, I skied in Colorado three days in a row, during [...]

To Do: Surfing

My dream is to become a surfer. A tried-and-true California surfer. Unfortunately, geography is the problem. Yet again. But I did get the opportunity to learn to surf last February in La Jolla, California. I've never experienced two hours going faster than they did that day. My younger sister and I rented two super-long yellow [...]

Summer Skiing

So, this past winter I learned to downhill ski. I'm very rarely nervous when it comes to athletics, but I have to admit I was very hesitant while learning. I think it had to do with the miserable falls I took all winter the year before while trying to learn to snowboard. Take note: A-Basin [...]