How to Survive a Midwest Winter

My goodness.  I’d never been so cold in my life until I moved to Iowa.  It’s not unusual for the temperature to be -20c/-4f on a daily basis, it can even get lower than this!  I honestly thought temperatures that low only existed in the poles…not in a country where the summers are 30c/86f!  Here are my (not so serious) Midwest winter survival tips!

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Glacier Hiking: Whistler, Canada!

sam_0900 copyWhen flicking through a list of ‘adventure activities’ on offer in Whistler, Canada, Glacier Hiking caught my eye.  I’m not THAT fit but I’d never really witnessed snow in summer and especially not a giant glacier, so the chance to hike up one in August definitely caught my interest.  I signed up for a half day tour, climbing up Whistler Mountain with Whistler Alpine Guides.  A tour is a MUST.  The route I took was closed to the general public.

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