Discover Epic New Ski Runs in National Geographic’s ‘100 Slopes of a Lifetime’ [REVIEW]

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Strap on your skis and prepare for adventure with National Geographic’s 100 Slopes of a Lifetime. (Photo courtesy Canva)

If you’ve ever been skiing, whether you were learning on the bunny slopes or flying down a black diamond run, you simply have to close your eyes to be transported back to that one unforgettable day on the mountain. If you’re like me, I bet you can still smell the crisp, clean, pine-scented air. Or maybe you even find yourself involuntarily squinting as you recall how the blinding sun reflects off the snow like a million glittering diamonds. Most of all, I’m sure you will never forget the exhilaration you felt as you soared over the powder, the wind rushing up to meet you until you feel like you will simply take flight at any moment. Whether you ski or snowboard, you know that there is nothing quite so magical as being on the side of a mountain, soaking up nature, having fun with your friends. Now, National Geographic wants to ensure you experience plenty more snow days like that one, and with their new book they’re going to show you 100 Slopes of a Lifetime that will leave your mouth gaping open in awe.

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National Geographic’s ‘Ultimate Journeys for Two’ Dares Couples to Dream Big and Embrace Adventure [REVIEW]

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Mike and Anne Howard glamping (Photo courtesy HoneyTrek, Facebook)

Indulgent spa days. Languid afternoons whiled away on sunny beaches and nights wrapped in high thread count sheets. Fine wine and epic meals served at Michelin star restaurants. While those things might be what some honeymooners dream of doing together as they enter the wonderful world of marriage, you won’t find those things described in Mike and Anne Howard’s Ultimate Journeys for Two. Rather, they invite you to venture off the beaten path and blaze new trails as you discover one another and the world around you.

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Dorothea Benton Frank’s ‘All Summer Long’ Is A Love Letter to the South [REVIEW]

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When a couple moves from New York City to the Carolina Lowcountry, their lives are changed forever in Dorothea Benton Frank’s All Summer Long. (Photo by Yvette Wilson, Flickr)

Moving is hard. There are so many things to think about when one uproots a life. There are the inevitable changes of career, saying goodbye to friends and family, and even having to find someone new to style your hair. But when a New York based couple decides to make the life altering decision to retire to the slower paced South, they must face not only a change in circumstances and locale, but the secrets they have kept hidden from one another. Will their marriage be strong enough to survive these challenges as they arise? Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s new novel, All Summer Long.   Read more of this post