Katie Botkin

Photo of people gathered around a campfire in a backyard.

How to Turn Your Backyard into a Campfire-capable Hangout

Staying outside late into long-lit evenings is particularly enjoyable in July. Before fire season rolls around, smogging up the air and preventing outdoor burning of any kind, small backyard fires can provide the backdrop to many hours of social gatherings, family bonding, and open-air cooking of the on-stick variety. If you do not already have …

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Coldsmoke, Snowboarding and Mountain Migraines

Whitewater Ski Resort’s Coldsmoke Powder Festival Is Always a Trip to Remember I make it within five blocks and 20 minutes of the opening social event at Coldsmoke Powder Fest in Nelson, British Columbia, and I realize I’m getting a migraine. To the point that I can’t see. Did I mention this particular event I’m …

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