Monday, January 25, 2010

TUACA Travellers Snowboarding Snowfari

To paraphrase The Bard, some people are born lucky, some get lucky and some - like 29 year old Steve Besagni from North London - have luckness thrust upon them. There, I've just made up another word.

Steve's the luckness monster who's just won the TUACA Traveller Competition that was set up to find the UK’s biggest snowboarding enthusiast. His prize - an all expenses snowfari across Europe to discover the most radical snowboarding destinations out there. And he gets to take a mate with him!

TUACA, in case you're wondering, is an Italian liqueur which prior to getting the heads up on this wheeze, I'd never heard of, or tasted. Stay tuned however, as after posting this, there may well be an opportunity for you and me to try it out.

With daily posts, you can keep up to date with their adventures over at The TUACA Travellers blog and the clip below will give you a taster of what they've been up to. If you've experienced the recent UK snow-in and seen it all turn to slush, or had your windscreen chipped as you drove behind a gritter, this will surely cheer you up, or make you very, very jealous.

Now I've had a taster of cross country skiing and even tried glicading but my own snowboarding experience can be summed up in a few words - "tea tray" and "hill". Coincidentally, as can be seen in the picture above, Nipper 1 bought me another air freshener for the car to go with my collection (him and her).

Perhaps this is a sign. The crossover lines between surf, skate and snow get ever more tangled and this Beach Bum may yet head for the piste rather than the beach. Or maybe my car just smells.

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