adventure sports

A Piste of Cake – Guilt Free Apres-Ski Calorie Burning

Taking a week away skiing or snowboarding on the majestic, snow lined mountains of Verbier, Whistler or Val Thorens might smack of endorphin releasing, physical activity but there’s a tipping point when it comes to calories burned vs calories consumed when you factor in that winter holiday institution, apres-ski.

The choice of apres-ski eateries (and drinkeries if […]

By |Februar 17th, 2015|Europe, Gap Year Destinations, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Most Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Your Mountain Vacation

Lightweight and ultra-lightweight backpacking is becoming more popular every year. Backpackers are finding the freedom and comfort of lightweight equipment much more enjoyable when exploring the mountains. New technology is allowing backpackers to take more gear on mountain vacations. Several of these lightweight items will make a welcome addition to any backpack.

A handful of different […]

By |März 14th, 2013|Contributed, Random|0 Comments

Kiwi Madness – Heliskiing in New Zealand

Skiing in New Zealand? Most definitely, and you won’t need to drive far from Christchurch to take advantage of raw slopes that will challenge even the best skier. In fact, you can journey so far off the beaten path that you’ll need a helicopter to drop you off. Are your juices flowing yet?

Methven Heliskiing operates […]

By |Januar 26th, 2012|Australia & NZ, Contributed|0 Comments

Beginners Guide to White Water Rafting

If you are looking for a mind-blowing, adrenaline-filled outdoor activity and you don’t mind getting really, really wet, then check out whitewater rafting. This extreme sport uses inflatable boats that vary in length from 11 feet to 20 feet with seating for up to a dozen riders on benches. Each rider is fitted with a […]

By |November 27th, 2011|Contributed|0 Comments

Ski Dubai

Everyone knows that the climate of a country had no bearing on its capability to host a skiing facility. As well as dry ski slopes, the technology for creating actual snow synthetically has been around for some time.

Even so, the idea of snow in the Middle East seems so incongruent, so out-of-kilter with the stereotypical […]

By |November 6th, 2011|Contributed, Middle East|0 Comments