Travel surprises make me cranky. This is not one of my favorite sayings, but it's an explanation for my bad mood when confronted with long security lines, traffic jams or canceled flights.
Weather creeps into the "travel surprise" category regularly.
Last weekend, we flew in for up-close view of Denali from the Sheldon Mountain House on the Ruth Glacier. This little hut is in the middle of Denali National Park — and it's cut off from electricity and the internet. But the...