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How to Spend 10 Days in the Rhône-Alpes

  With towering peaks and seemingly endless runs, the Rhône-Alpes region of France is known for some of the best skiing in the world. Just looking at the numbers can be overwhelming: Skiers can choose from 160 different resorts, including the largest linked skiing terrain in the world. The region hosted the Winter Olympics three […]

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The Differences Between Skiing in France and the USA

  The first thing you notice skiing in France is that you’re less likely to understand the conversations around you. Not a real surprise, there. But as it turns out, there are numerous ways in which the ski experience in France is significantly different than that in the U.S. Here are a few to know […]

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An Ode to the Otherworldly Snowpeaks of the Pacific Northwest

  You’ve seen the postcards: Mount Rainier shining on Seattle’s skyline, Mount Hood standing guard over Portland, Mount Shasta sunset-fired over dark lava plains. The High Cascade snowpeaks, with their gigantic viewsheds, are gorgeous and beloved, explaining an awful lot of the appeal of the Pacific Northwest landscape. Their beauty is undeniable, but it’s worth […]

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The Kickstarter

  It’s time for your New Years detox! Break out the tonic and antioxidants, and maybe some gin too. Seriously. Gin has some amazing health benefits that you’d be wise to get hip to. The juniper berry, the key ingredient in gin, is nature’s Z-Pak: It’s a natural anti-inflamatory so it combats infection, soothes coughs […]

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How to Spend a Snow Day in Asheville

  You’ve been watching the weather channel like a hawk, eyeing that storm as it swirls towards Western Carolina, and when your phone chirps in the early morning hours, you already know what it’s going to say. Work is canceled, school is shut down: it’s a good old fashioned snow day. If you have the snow […]

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Day 25 Advent: Thank You Note Template

  And at the end of our 25 Days of Toad Advent Calendar, we’re helping you kick off  your good habit of 2017: Writing Thank You notes. Consider this your first good habit of 2017. Here’s a template that will work for any person and any gift – even if it was a fruitcake! Be […]

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Day 24 Advent: Santa Tracker

  It’s Christmas Eve which means two things: Tomorrow is the last day of our 25 Days of Toad Advent Calendar AND it’s finally Christmas Day! So for our Day 24 treat, we figured we’d pass only something useful… We already gave you the best places to see Santa, but check the NORAD Santa Tracker […]

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