The most beautiful winter destinations for skiing and sailing. Eh…sailing?
When you say winter sports, one often thinks of skiing or snowboarding. But destinations often have much more to offer in the winter than just sports itself. For example, Livigno is not only tax-free, so shopping is wonderful for the wallet there, but it is also a delicious culinary paradise. And in Innsbruck, you are not just on the slopes in a jiffy, but it is also just an amazing city to discover. And of course, winter does not only have to mean the Alps. There are so many beautiful snow clad places on this planet that are cool to visit. Yellowstone Park in the US for example. Not a spot you’d think of as a winter destination, but it turns out to be really beautiful this time of year. Check it out yourself in this edition of WideOyster Magazine. Or how about Antarctica? Where it is winter, even in summer. We sailed there with the Bark Europa over the treacherous Drake’s Passage, in the wake of the great discoverers. Wanna come aboard?
And the cold? There is no such thing as the cold. Just bad clothing.
Enjoy the read and the view.
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Pearl of the Italian Alps
From isolated valley and smugglers stronghold to tax-free winter sports paradise. The Italian Livigno offers – besides an intriguing history – perfect slopes, tax-free shopping and a culinary scene following tasteful Italian standards. We went over there to take a...
In the wake of the explorers
Sailing towards the South Pole
Stop Press Forced by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bark Europa sails home non-stop from Ushuaia to The Netherlands in an epic journey never seen before in history Skåne was Danish until 1658, which is beautifully exemplified by Hovdala Castle. The holes of Swedish...
Ski capital number one!
Not that long ago, Innsbruck was a dull and decent city at the foot of the Alps. But that was then. Thanks to a young, sporty population, the city nowadays is a vibrant and dynamic city. It is hard to find a more beautiful mix of urban and mountain. With my skis on...
Ice cold and steaming hot
Yellowstone in Winter
Every summer, one of America’s best known national parks is coming apart at the seams due to the number of visitors settling in. In wintertime, Yellowstone paints a completely different picture. Then you don’t have to share the land of geysers, hot springs and...
In 1993 Fredrik Broman started his photography career in Råne River Valley, Arctic Sweden, as his home base. After many years taking pictures as an experienced commercial travel photographer, he decided to build Aurora Safari Camp. From there on, he added many more...
Winter is here!
Gear & Gadgets
Vollebak Puffer The latest Vollebak fashion release utilises Dyneema, the world’s strongest fibre, making it the outerwear equivalent of a Sherman tank wrapped in a missile proof duvet. Up to 15x stronger than steel – we’ve seen Stanley knives bounce off this thing...