▪ Oakley Airwave 1.5 ski goggles
You are not just buying goggles when you shell out $649 for this pair; you are purchasing a multimedia gadget that connect wirelessly – and via app – with Garmin’s latest VIRB camera/GPS device. These goggles will give you video previews of your ski runs to let you know just what you’re in for. They also will give you the complete GPS tracking of the course, with altitude. It also will sync your music with the HD recording of your run. The goggles themselves? Oh, they boast wider frames than previous Oakleys, and iridium coating.
▪ Josette Waterproof Jersey
Cycling rain jackets? Too confining. Too many layers. Try this French import, the Josette Waterproof Jersey, made from fabric that repels water and keeps you warm in the process. There’s also a flap to keep your smartphone dry.
▪ Alaska Brown Bears Fishing
Adventure Journal received footage from two brave filmmakers who ventured from Homer, Alaska, to the McNeil River to shoot brown bears fishing for a salmon lunch. These bears are so cute but, like grizzlies, they will tear you to shreds like the salmon they catch.
▪ USA Today’s 10 Best: Gravesites of illustrious Americans
1. Gen. George Custer: West Point, N.Y.
2. Charles Schulz: Sebastopol
3. Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash: Hendersonville, Tenn.
4. Ernest Hemingway: Ketchum, Idaho
5. Gilda Radner: Stamford, Conn.
6. Bill “Bill W” Wilson (Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder): East Dorset, Vt.
7. John Wilkes Booth: Baltimore
8. Clyde Barrow: Dallas
9. Bo Diddley: Bronson, Fla.
10. Charles Lindbergh: Hana, Hawaii
“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain
Compiled by Sam McManis, email@example.com