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.
In recent years, Portugal has quietly become one of Europe’s top travel destinations. It’s inexpensive compared to some of its neighbors, it’s warm and sunny, and it’s easy to access from most U.S. cities. As a growing wellness destination, here are the country’s top spots for a relaxing vacation.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Just north of Barcelona’s bustling city center, the capital of Catalonia transitions from Gothic cathedrals, tiny alleyways and hordes of bike tours into a more livable neighborhood known as Poble Nou. Close to the coast, Metro-accessible and rife with local hang-out spots, this area has become a favorite of residents who seek solace from the masses of tourists that crowd the center.