Category: Winter Fun

Weekend Trip Idea: Vermont’s Mad River Valley

I covered Vermont’s Mad River Valley in my 8 Ideas for Winter Fun Trips post back in December, but liked what I read so much that I’ve decided to provide it with its own Weekend Trip Idea coverage. And there’s still ample winter-time left to plan a semi-last minute jaunt up north (even though this so called polar-vortex

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Where to Cross Country Ski in Pennsylvania

It’s pretty much my unofficial goal to become a cross-country ski bum. I’ve outlined before why one of my favorite outdoor activities and am stoked that this winter has been generous with the snow thus far. I think I skied five times last year and two of those required traveling up to Lake Placid for a weekend. I was

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New Year’s Resolutions 2014 Part 1

So, 2014 has officially been upon us for coming up two weeks now, which means that its time for my list of travel/weekend fun resolutions for this upcoming year. Every year I wish I could publish this on New Year’s Day but it always takes me until almost mid-January to get it out.  I wish I

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8 Ideas for “Winter-Fun” Getaways

Like it or not winter is coming, so it’s time to get prepared. My friends and I have started to plan our annual pilgrimage to Lake Placid, for our annual “winter fun” trip. This will be our third year going and honestly I’m in love with the town and area. It’s got everything I look

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5 Ideas for Staying in Shape This Winter

Well, Halloween is over and November is upon us, which in my mind means that we’ve transitioned from fall to winter. I realize that technically November is still fall, but remember, I was raised in NEPA’s higher elevations and usually by the time Thanksgiving’s come around temperatures have dropped and we’ve had a few snowfalls. If I’m

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Lake Placid Winter Fun Trip 2013

I officially want to be a ski bum. I said so last year when we went to Lake Placid the first time, and I only feel stronger about it after this weekend.  I’m writing this from bed.  I haven’t properly slept since Thursday and muscles in my legs I didn’t even know existed are on fire.   

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Bringing Back the Theme Party

Finally, it’s holiday time, one of my favorite times of the year, filled with gifts, music (I don’t know why so many people hate it, I’m pretty obsessed with Christmas music), bar crawls, peace on Earth and good will towards men.  However, one of my favorite parts of the holidays is the return of the house

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An Argument for Cross Country Skiing

You may have picked up that I’m a big fan and advocate of Cross Country Skiing.  I seem to be the minority here.   Cross Country (or XC Ski,whatever you prefer) skiing, while wildly popular in Europe and Canada, has never really picked up steam here in the U.S.   It’s like the soccer of winter sports. Essentially cross country skiing

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Fall Yurt Camping

Story of my life: “I’m going to stay in and have a low-key weekend so I can give my body and bank account a rest” gets tossed aside because of peer pressure.  I don’t know what age this pressure stops at, but I hope it’s soon.  I have the convictions of a thirteen year old

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Lake Placid: More Than Just a Ski Trip

“You’re going to wait for the buzzer to go off.  Walk outside and get into the  black Suburban.  It’ll take you up the mountain to your destination.”  Those were my instructions as I got ready to go bobsledding at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, New York.  If I hadn’t paid $65.00, in a very

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