Mixing Business with Pleasure

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Massage, Travel

The Ikon pass is a great, affordable way to get around in the winter for skiing. It offers more destinations than one could possibly ski. So far this winter, I have skied in Taos, New Mexico, Aspen, Colorado, three resorts in Utah, and of course Palisades Tahoe. Ever since I started skiing at the age of 12, I’ve been hooked.

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Ezekiel O'BrienMixing Business with Pleasure

Happy Trails to You

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Massage, Travel

One of the fun opportunities of providing deep outcall bodywork in the Tahoe area this time of year is the chance to work with Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thru-hikers who stop over in Truckee or South Lake Tahoe for some rest and rejuvenation. The PCT is a classic thru-hike that starts at the Mexican Border

Ezekiel O'BrienHappy Trails to You

A Simply “Gorge-ous” Adventure

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Travel

Our first destination on our trip leaving the Bay Area was Sheldon National Antelope Refuge. A contact on Instagram who’d noticed my love of archaeology reached out and suggested

Ezekiel O'BrienA Simply “Gorge-ous” Adventure

Observing the Unnerving

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Travel

That’s a wrap for the 2021/2022 ski season. Last week, I visited Snowbasin near Ogden, Utah to put the finishing touches on a 40-day ski season. As weather forecasters predicted, it was a low-tide year with the La Niña weather pattern keeping the snow totals low. However, I still had lots of fun.

Ezekiel O'BrienObserving the Unnerving

Some Like It Hot

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Travel

One of the great joys of the nomadic massage life is getting to revisit special places throughout the West. Orvis Hot Springs, based on the outskirts of the Rocky Mountain-ringed Ridgway, Colorado – which I camp at when I ski in Telluride – is one of my very favorite places.

Ezekiel O'BrienSome Like It Hot

The Coming Storm

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Travel

The smoky, hazy skies of Northern California’s fire season have me dreaming of crisp, powdery winter plans. Right up there with my devotion to providing unique bodywork and high-quality outcall massage, I am a bona fide ski bum.

Ezekiel O'BrienThe Coming Storm

Come On In, the Water’s Fine

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Travel

When I was offering massage in Tucson, Arizona in the early 2000’s, a client who knew of my love of hiking gifted me a copy of Scott Warren’s 100 Classic Hikes in Arizona. It is a lush, coffee-table-quality, hiking

Ezekiel O'BrienCome On In, the Water’s Fine

This Land is Your Land…

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Travel

When I embark on my May Deep Esalen™ Massage tour, I spend most nights camping in the back of my 2014 Red Chevy Silverado. Keeping costs down gives me the opportunity to hike, hot spring, and catch up with old friends and clients for an entire month.

Ezekiel O'BrienThis Land is Your Land…