Embracing Friluftsliv

When the temperatures fall and the light fades, staying in and bundling up feels natural. In the parts of the world that are blanketed with snow for most of the year, residents know how to utilize time outside in the cold winter months.   Outdoor living is such a large part of the Nordic culture,… More Embracing Friluftsliv

The Nordic Origins of Skiing

For many people all across the Midwest the first snowfall means layering on the warm clothes, getting out the hats and mittens, waxing the skis, and braving the cold for a day or a weekend of cross-country skiing. Whether you’re a die-hard skier preparing for the 50-kilometer Dyno American Birkebeiner race held in Hayward, Wisconsin,… More The Nordic Origins of Skiing