Friday, January 25, 2013

Staying Warm in Fargo, ND

It’s Fargo, ND in the middle of January and there’s a windchill of -37° F outside. That doesn’t leave a lot of options for things to do. Fargo has been ranked one of the five coldest cities in the U.S. by Farmer’s Almanac, and the 2nd drunkest city in the U.S. by The Daily Beast. So, you could go out and get hammered drunk so it doesn’t bother you so bad – when in Rome so to speak. Or else, you can do what I did.

Quaker Steak & Lube has a food challenge that will help bring your core temperature up a couple notches. Their “Triple Atomic Wings” challenge consists of eating 5 of their wings in under 5 minutes. I did 6 in 3:54. If you don’t think that sounds too bad, consider this. They are 200 times hotter than the average jalapeno. They actually only let you eat these spicy wings after signing a waiver! This is also the same challenge that was done by Adam Richman of the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Get off the strip in Las Vegas

To a lot of people, Las Vegas is one road with a bunch of casinos and show girls surrounded by desert. Personally, my love for Las Vegas has very little to do with casinos and the strip. There is so much else to do that gets overlooked way too often.

I wanted to go skydiving for a long time, but I figured there had to be a better place to go skydiving than over a bean field outside of Fargo, North Dakota. I ended up going to Las Vegas for work and thought that made a pretty good option to cross this line off of my bucket list. Skydiving in Las Vegas lets you free-all over the desert with views of Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Lake Mead, and Hoover Dam. To me this is a way better option! Take a minute to watch the video of my experience below.