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On Powder Days in Alaska and British Columbia

Last year, I was lucky enough to have a slew of great ski trips. The fruit of two of those journeys appeared in magazines over the last month. My trip to test out a brand-new heli-skiing operation, Bearpaw, in northern British Columbia, appears in Skiing magazine's 2013 Gear Guide. We logged over 50,000 vertical feet in a tenure of 1.2 million acres in two days. My legs were mush, and I couldn't have been happier about it. In this month's Backcountry magazine, I write about…

Durango, Buffalo Soldiers, and Switzerland

Damnit. Our secret is out. The one about Durango, Colorado, I mean. Ok, truth be told, the merits of Durango as a beautiful, highly livable recreation town are no big secret. That's why over 1,700 Outside readers voted it one of Outside's best adventure towns. My story on this great spot is in the current issue of the magazine. Read it here. I also have a new story in National Parks magazine this month, one that was very fun to report. It's about the buffalo…

A New Story an Entrepreneurs

One of the best things about my job is the diversity of people I get to interview. One day I am chatting with the deputy director of the FBI, the next I am interviewing an Olympic gold medalist. One unusual publication I write for, Tuck Today, the alumni magazine of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, unfailingly comes up with fascinating interview subjects. My latest story was about alumni entrepreneurs. I interviewed more than 20 of them about their start-ups, but really their stories…

It’s official. I am now married.

It's official. I am now married. Our wedding late last month was an incredible blur of love and fun and happy times. It was far better than I imagined. Now we are back from our honeymoon, perhaps the one trip I have taken without a notebook constantly in hand. Now I see why there's so much fuss about Hawaii. We hiked the Na Pali Coast (stunning), kayaking it the next day (even more stunning), paddleboarded Hanalei Bay and several rivers, and soaked up the sun…

Getting into the Swing of Things…

Wow, it has been two months since I checked in on my blog. I am trying to simply accept that I am not a tech person and never will be. I prefer being in the real world, writing on real paper, breathing fresh air. I felt justified—and a bit shocked—to read a story in Newsweek on the growing body of research that suggests that long stretches of Internet use can be detrimental to one's mental health. Read it here. Anyway, my recent desk time has…