Posts Tagged "Expedition"

The Arslanbob Experience – Ski Kyrgyzstan

When Sean tells stories from our trip to Kyrgyzstan, there’s one piece of his account that always makes me smile. He recounts how that trip marked his first time ever riding a horse—let alone riding a horse to access backcountry terrain. I found these photos the other day from our time in Arslanbob, which show us—on horseback—amidst a massive line of children and adults from the village that walk daily to their own backcountry “ski hill” to hike for lines and work on their ski skills. We had gone to this community with the intent to give them backcountry gear…

Honeymoon in Romania – Frequency Snowboard Journal Article, Issue 11.1

November 25, 2013

This article—written by yours truly—was recently published in Frequency Snowboard Journal Volume 11, Issue 1. Enjoy! — The Romanian forecasts were all the same: dry. It was mid-December 2012 and my husband Sean was engaged in a serious stare-down with Eastern Europe’s weather predictions. Mere weeks separated us from a two-week expedition to the Balkans. Eastern Europe was having some of the worst snow since the 1800s, but our flights were booked and our travel plans were arranged. So we went. An expedition to Eastern Europe was our first choice for a honeymoon. Sure, we could have gone the all-inclusive-resort-on-a-tropical-beach route, but…

The Beauty of a Ski Utility Strap

Mollie and I consider ourselves professional travelers.  We travel coast to coast and country to country and have learned many tips and tricks along the way, such as knowing the best airlines for certain routes, how and when to get the best prices, and how to bypass baggage fees and weight restrictions. We rock the Platinum Medallion status and create wild itineraries that would have any well practiced travel agent’s head turning in circles. One nightmare I used to struggle with for big expeditions was transporting multiple bags with large amounts of gear. This is an example of what I…