Sunday, March 25, 2018

Stunning Cross-Country Skiing in Slovenia

I've cross-country skied all over the world, which makes me pretty picky as to what makes for ideal skiing. I found it in Slovenia, a small country that many Americans don't think of as a cross-country skiing destination. Yet, it's ideal for its diversity of landscapes, immense amounts of fresh powder, charming villages aplenty and a populace that has a love affair with nature. I recently wrote an article for ForbesLife on four cross-country ski destinations in Slovenia.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Culinary Gem in Iceland

In Iceland,  Heimaey, the only inhabited of the Westman Islands off the south coast, is a precious gem with plenty of curiosities, including an 18-hole golf course nestled in a lush extinct volcanic crater, and steaming volcanic vents from the most recent volcanic eruption in another part of the isle where an innkeeper can bake bread in the hot earth. Among the verdancy and dramatic cliff tops where puffins can be found is a culinary treasure: Slippurinn. I recently interviewed Gísli Matthías Auðunsson, the young chef helming this family-owned establishment for ForbesLife.

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