Winter Travel

Travel Guide To Quebec City (HD) [Travel Video]

Sunday, January 12, 2014

In this travel video guide from Quebec City, I travel around Quebec City including its historic Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), stop in at the famed Ice Hotel where visitors spend the night on ice beds, and explore the Winter Carnival, the biggest winter carnival in the world that attracts over 600,000 people […]

Turning Points: A Dispatch From The End Of The Country

Sunday, January 5, 2014

In the days preceding winter solstice, the sky enshrouding Barrow, Alaska, is a hue somewhere between mineral pitch and squid ink. And the skyline stays that way for all of a handful of minutes when it winnows a degree or two lighter, the barest luminescence along the horizon, like the last gasps of cathode ray […]

Australia v. New Zealand Skiing: A Rumble On The Slopes

Monday, June 17, 2013

You might have heard there’s just a bit of rivalry between Australia and New Zealand — a fairly healthy spirit of antagonism and one-upmanship which permeates everything from sports to music. It’s okay. They don’t really hate each other. Well, not that much. Today, we’re going to focus on one area where the competition is […]

In Search Of The Northern Lights

Thursday, May 30, 2013

We huddled in the dark in front of the laptop. Webcams pointed out across the vast frozen lake would pick up any sign of the aurora borealis before the human eye. Outside the temperature was several degrees below freezing and the snow was knee-deep. It was our sixth attempt at seeing the northern lights, and […]

Surprise: Montreal Is Actually Really Fun In The Winter Too [Travel Video]

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I realize it’s a little late in the season to feature a video of Montreal showing how beautiful it is in the winter, especially given that now’s the time to start planning a summer getaway to the city — a season when the city really comes alive — but this ode to the freezing city […]

Time To Rejoice, Arapahoe Basin Is Open

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It’s what every ski nut waits for. After the biking. After the hiking. After the fourteeners. After the sailing. These summer activities, while fun, have really only been holding place for the addictive sport of the winter season: skiing. Wax your skis and polish your goggles, because the Colorado ski season is officially open. Well, […]

Antarctica Is Just A Flight Away, What Are You Waiting For?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

In 1820, Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica when he was merely 22. Palmer was the captain of sealing ship Hero, and when he was in the area seeking more seals to fill the insatiable New England appetite for seal skins, he spotted the Antarctica Peninsula. In addition to imparting all 20-somethings with feelings of inadequacy (what […]

How Vail’s 10th Restaurant Will Make You Feel Like P. Diddy

Monday, April 23, 2012

When Americans ski they should be prepared to experience discomfort for at least a portion of the day. While freezing temperatures, high winds and cracked goggles may contribute to this vexation, the largest travesty while skiing is usually in the ski lodge. Let us examine the sub-par cafeteria at a typical ski lodge. You walk […]

Where To Find Snow Monsters In Japan

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

For those of us in that vast portion of North America that has remained snow-free for most of the year, the idea of a snow monster haunting the frigid landscape outside the safe confines of our homes seems a bit abstract. But in Japan, it is a very real prospect, that is if you consider […]

Where To Find Unique Snowboarding Experiences Around The World

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Skiing/snowboarding/snowball fighting season may soon be coming to an end, but there’s still time to make some last-minute preparations to get somewhere that actually has snow (read: not in most of the U.S.). To help out in your planning, Matador put together a dream list of destinations for snowboarders who are looking for something a […]

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