Let's talk about the elephant in the room. Disney in August is everything you would expect. There are crowds, there is heat, there is humidity. And yet, it is one of our favorite times of the year to visit the theme park.
For some, performances at the Olympics are great to marvel at from the couch while; for others, they are motivation to take on a challenge and step outside the comfort zone. If you fall into the latter camp, this list is for you.
The 2013-14 season has brought another slate of terrain expansions and new ski lifts. In some cases, the trend of bringing "side-country" in-bounds offers the flavor of rugged backcountry skiing, minus any serious avalanche concerns.
There you are, sitting at the top of your favorite mountain. On your right side is the comfort and ease of a nicely groomed run, and on the left is a difficult and exhausting mogul run -- what do you do? Shake and bake baby!