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Jumping Around the World

It’s no secret, we love to travel. Somewhere around 2006 or so we started to express our love of travel by literally jumping for joy in our photos. It all began in Egypt actually with a group jumping shot in front of the Great Pyramid. Since then, we’ve been jumping around the world. Sometimes it […]

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Sochi 2014 Olympic Roundup

My time in Sochi is something I will never forget. I don’t think I’ve ever worked on a project that was so equally rewarding and exhausting. In 26 days I traveled 11,824 miles by plane. More remarkable is that in the same time I also traveled 1,238 miles by bus. That’s almost exactly the distance […]

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"Welcome to Sochi!"

Is Sochi the Future of Airport Security?

There’s no question that the organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics did an amazing job with security here in Sochi. There are technologies and protocols in use here that I have never seen anywhere before. Although they can sometimes be irritating, it strikes me that this may also be a preview of what’s to come. […]

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Watching the races from the track finish

A Day in the Life of an Olympic News Service Reporter

A lot of people have asked me just exactly what I was doing at the Sochi Winter Games. Working as a reporter for the Olympic News Service can be both exhausting and exhilarating. Below is a look at what a typical day for me in Sochi was like. 8:00am: Wake up in my tiny room […]

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Rosa Khutor as taken from one of the many bridges that cross over the river

Sochi First Look: Rosa Khutor

I’ve been here in Sochi for several weeks now working at the Olympics and in that time Rosa Khutor has definitely become my favorite area to spend time. It’s hard to define what Rosa Khutor is exactly. I suppose it’s a town, but it’s so small I’m not sure it even qualifies. It’s more of […]

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Russia's Ekaterina Galkina prepares to deliver a curling stone against the USA

What is Curling? and How to Pretend to Understand it

Ahh, the Olympics. The finest demonstration of physical excellence known to man. From the relentless stamina of the cross country skiers to the technical perfection of the figure skaters, watching each event puts you in awe of the finely honed athleticism of the world’s most talents athletes. And then there’s curling. I’m not saying curling […]

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Olympic pins on display for trade in Sochi

Guide to Olympic Pin Trading

It’s no surprise that watching the greatest athletes on the planet compete against one another can be the experience of a lifetime. For many, attending the Olympics even as a spectator is a dream come true. Besides enjoying all of the events and incredible ambiance, there are many small traditions that even after watching the […]

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The best way to get around Sochi's Mountain Cluster is by scenic cablecar.

Sochi First Look: Mountain Cluster

The 2014 Sochi Winter Games are here and I’m on the ground in Sochi having a great time. If you missed it,¬†I’m here working for the Organizing Committee¬†through February and am super excited to play a small role in these Games. Sochi is being called “the most compact Winter Games ever” but there are still […]

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