Forget about skis — have you ever tried racing down the side of a mountain on top of a shovel? If not, Angel Fire Resort’s World Championship Shovel Race is the best place to try it. Each year the annual event showcases dozens of racers attempting to outrace each other on a pretty unique ride. Watching people turn your childhood makeshift sled into a competitive sporting event is a surprisingly thrilling event.
Competitors are required to prep their shovels using minimal alterations, usually just figuring out the right amount of wax. They hop on the shovels with the handle facing forward, and then try to hold their feet in the air and hang on tight while they barrel through the snow. As you can imagine, there are plenty of wipeouts along the way. The championship bouts are broken up into categories with events for children and adults and separate events for women and men.
Spectators probably have the best time, though. The resort has a variety of open bars to watch from and plenty of alcohol to go around. Angel Fire Resort itself is one of the country’s top ski resorts, so even if you’re not into watching people shovel their way down a mountain, you’ll still find plenty of activities to keep you busy. The resort features pools, saunas and tons of outdoor trails to explore. For more information on the event and how to sign up, head to Angel Fire’s website.
Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Capturing a shot of ourselves in the most impressive, gorgeous places on earth can feel like an uncontrollable compulsion. But taking selfies can be dangerous, and even deadly without the right safety protocols in place. According to a selfies study from researchers associated with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, more than 250 people died while taking selfies over six years. And that number only accounts for people who lost their lives to the selfie craze and doesn't account for injuries.