Archive: Snow Day

Cocoa Better

When the weather gets cold, my cravings turn hot. Normally a faithful coffee consumer, I often eschew my morning caffeine in the winters in favor of hot chocolate. Needless to say, I'm always on the prowl for a gourmet version...

By Erin | December 20, 2007; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (7)

Taking the Plunge

When cold weather sets in, most people cuddle up by the nearest fireplace with a warm mug of cocoa. But some adventurous types aren't content to settle for such humdrum winter activities -- and that's where Polar Bear Clubs come...

By Julia Beizer | December 19, 2007; 10:41 AM ET | Email a Comment

Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

With a winter cold snap finally enveloping the Washington area, I wanted to share a few of the best warm drinks I've tasted this year....

By Fritz Hahn | December 17, 2007; 04:21 PM ET | Comments (8)

Snow Patrol

If sledding is too tame a winter sport for you, let the current snowfall inspire you to scale loftier mountains. Three regional ski resorts -- Snowshoe, Wisp and Seven Springs -- are already open for business. Here are a map...

By Anne | December 5, 2007; 10:59 AM ET | Email a Comment

Right Said Sled

Middle schoolers, watch out. When the white stuff falls, I'm not above grabbing my 1970s McDonald's-bright red-and-yellow flying saucer and sailing down the hill at Washington International School. Got Plans? readers know that queries about favorite sledding spots are a...

By Anne | December 5, 2007; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

Outdoors on Ice

The National Gallery's Ice Skating Rink opens for the season on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. To celebrate, the rink will give away a free cup of hot cocoa to anyone who buys ice time or rents skates or a...

By Julia Beizer | November 13, 2007; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (5)


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