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Earn Your Story: Cross-Country Sweden Part 1

Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where disciplined technique is developed to glide or skate. To many, it seems picturesque and romantic in a holiday-activity way. But, grab a beer with give-and-take conversation over the reality of what cross-country skiing is: blisters the size of coasters, sprained ankle after sprained ankle, knees that are a permanent shade of purple from bruises, and stamina to trek for 10 miles a day in freezing temperatures. This is a marriage of commitment plus aptitude, and Colin VanderCreek is an example of that.                 He’s impulsive about nothing in his life except for trips. Last year, he found a cheap flight to Sweden, and looked for a reason to go. An eight-day cross-country ski...

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