Press About The Berkshires

Call of the Wild

Adventure seeker speeds through the forest on a fast moving zip line course.“The younger generation is spending all this time looking at a screen two feet away rather than peering half a mile outside,” says Paolo Cugnasca, “and so they are growing up shortsighted.” It is part of the charm of speaking to Paolo, an investor who came to New York from Italy in the 1970s, that his English idioms are still a bit off. He means to say that more children are nearsighted—the rate of myopia in people 12 to 54 years old increased by nearly two thirds in the past few decades, according to a National Eye Institute study—but upon realizing his mistake he suggests they are shortsighted as well. Read more about finding adventures in the great outdoors >>