Here's a winter travel idea for those of you with a sense of adventure: Until January 20, you can bid for the chance to ride in the basket of a musher's sled in the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska.
Winners of the auction will get an 11-mile ride at the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage. That's just a tiny fraction of the full route, which stretches across more than 1,000 miles and usually takes teams at least nine days to cover.
Bids are currently in the $750-$900 range, but could go for quite a bit more than that. The race is scheduled to start on March 4.