These aren’t the cheap, plastic things sold around the holidays in department stores. Mountain Safety Research offers some of the best snowshoes on themarket. With adjustable bindings and optional flotation tails, MSR snowshoes from Cascade Designs are an excellent way to get outside during a long winter.
There are a number of models available to meet different needs. While some are developed specifically for long hikes off the beaten path, others are for more casual meandering. Their Explore series includes some of the most versatile options, with the price of new shoes ranging from $199.95 to $259. The Ascent series offers a line of shoes geared more toward those looking for high performance and all-terrain use ($239.95–299.95). Lastly, the Trail line, as the name implies, is for rolling terrain and paths ($139.95–219.95). Most models come standardized, but there is a women’s option for most of them, with the only significant difference being a narrower gait and slightly lighter shoe.
Although the three-digit price tag may seem a bit steep, it’s a worthwhile investment for surviving snowy, northern winters where bad weather can easily last from November to May. A durable pair of MSR snowshoes can open up trails and sights that would otherwise be inaccessible until spring.
Contrary to popular belief, corned beef and cabbage is not a traditional Irish meal. This was what the Irish in America ate because it was all they could afford at the time. From this, it evolved into the staple meal of Irish holidays like St. Patrick’s Day. While it is still a great meal to eat and is relevant, for those looking to have an authentic Irish feast, there are some more traditional dishes.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
The mystifying city of Marrakech, Morocco, is a delight to the traveler’s senses. As a fast-growing tourist destination, the largest city in Morocco welcomed a record-breaking 2 million visitors in 2017. Marrakech’s Medina dates to the 10th century when it was a Berber walled city, and its souks sell everything from fabrics to carpets to household goods, for negotiable prices.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.