Destination England: Why Malvern is the Perfect Getaway

Call me biased but Malvern deserves a place on the list of best places to travel for a slice of outdoor adventure amidst beautiful scenery. It’s true I grew up here! Also true, I have a life long obsession with the outdoors having  played outside most of my life. I now live half a world …

Conservation, Skiing and a Sense of Wonder

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” Mountains and snow, the perfect combination for the ultimate outdoor play adventure. Skiing is a shared family passion although  roles have changed over the years. I’m now the one …

Mt. Adams: How To Bobsled Without A Bobsled.

A gust of cold wind  pulls me from a deep sleep. I fumble for my wool hat & tug it over my ears, securing my sleeping bag more snugly around my neck. My bivy bag is partly protected by a  12 inch high wall of pumice that a previous tenant has thoughtfully constructed and I discover if I lie on my back I …

Yellowstone in Winter

What better way to celebrate a milestone birthday than to stay in a yurt in the heart of Yellowstone in the middle of winter! Nothing like a wilderness x-country ski trip in sub-freezing temperatures to distract from the number of decades we’re checking off in life. Everything slips into perspective after skiing ten miles a …