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Skiing has a steep learning curve, for the sport itself and for the gear to keep you comfortable as you schuss down the slopes in freezing temps. I started skiing quite late in the game. So, aside from lessons (which I always take), I am perpetually on the hunt for tricks to ski more efficiently. And, tips to deal with altitude. This past weekend in Aspen, I had a few game-changing experiences. I took the...

Predictability can be such a bore. In anticipation of winter and spring breaks, I spoke to U.S. News + World Report about some of my favorite off-the-beaten-track destinations that are both fun and culturally enriching. Here are my picks as well as their slideshow Norwegian Adventure Cruise with Hurtigruten From Bergen through Sweden  to the Arctic Circle. Days feature outings to isolated beaches with wildlife, kayaking amongst the fjords and icebergs and Viking history. A Young Explorer’s...

Fun is part of a vacation. But, parents have a new motive in choosing destinations: digital avoidance. Throwing a cultural curve ball, one that combines adventure and enrichment through tackling the unknown-exposure to foreign culture, a brush with history, physical activity in a stunning natural setting, consuming foods you can’t pronounce- underscore the importance of engaging in the moment at hand.  In fact, the dread of an unwanted digital-laced holiday has elevated the category of...