Gear Notes: Summer Trail Essentials From Osprey, Adventuress, Honey Stinger and AdvoCare (Giveaway)

summer gear review

Summer is made for time on the trail. Whether we’re biking, hiking or riding, here are some of the summer essentials we can’t live without. Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack Before you take it to the trails, you need a good day pack. For a well-designed lightweight women’s specific hydration pack, I don’t think you […]

The World is Coming to Vail in 2015. Bring Your Kid’s Ski Gear in a Kinderkarry Bag (Giveaway).

vail 2015 kinderkarry bag

The Olympics may have ended, but don’t let ski racing skip your mind. Because next year, the world comes to Colorado for the 2015 FIS World Cup Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek. If you follow ski racing, you know that Beaver Creek has hosted the World Cup men’s tour for many years.  In 2013, the Women’s […]

Gear Notes: Adea, 81 HeadThreads, Capsul, Primaloft, Columbia and Coppertone

Columbia millenium flash shell

Gear, gear, I get lots of gear, to try and to review. Since the winter season began, these are some of my favorites. Adea Wardrobe Basics Looking for one top that does it all from skiing to après and beyond? Adea makes a lightweight mock turtleneck that can be used as a base layer, for […]

Hot Winter Drinks for Everyone Help Ring in the New Year

adult hot chocolate

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Or, so they say. All I know is that last winter, after skiing on a beautiful, fun, yet bitterly cold day, I fell in love with hot drinks. To confess: I am a really cheap date. I don’t drink much, and unlike the “most interesting man in the world” […]

The (Brave Ski) Mother of Invention and Three More Winter Entrepreneurs

ski entrepreneurs and products

Julie Adams, a ski mom from Colorado, was enjoying drinks with friends when she had an idea. She was sitting outdoors after a day of skiing and her feet hurt. So she took off her ski boots. “If only,” she thought, “If only I had a pair of comfortable boots to put on right now…” […]