Cool evenings, hillsides bursting with color, re-discovering your favorite pair of worn jeans…it just doesn't get much better than fall. One of the best things about this time of year is that it's a perfect opportunity to get outsi... Read more
I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro... Read more
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... Read more
I did a really good strength training workout yesterday. I have some typical muscle soreness, but my knees are achy. I was really hoping to do a hike today - at least an hour but maybe more with some elevation gain. I've never ha... Read more
If I'm jogging up quite a few steep inclines should I classify it as a mileage calculation or as hiking/hill climbing? I ran 3 miles in about 41 minutes, and that's 15 min/mile (which is really slow for me) and I'm upset and want to justify it. haha.... Read more
I plan on having my grandkids for just little over a week while their parents are in Boston for a wedding. So I have decided to change my back yard into a camp for the kids. I am calling it "Camp-kids-among-us" There will be a tent, a kiddie pool,... Read more
Hey guys! I will working as a residential girl scout camp counselor all summer long. This will leave me no time for exercise for about 1.5 months since I will be working from dawn until dusk.
Do you think working as a counselor will be enough? D... Read more
Can't wait to take our camper to the coast this weekend. I can see myself making morning walks overlooking the bay or riding my bicycle with my hubby. We have made some wonderful memories there and I can't wait to make more this year!!... Read more
I take vacations by going tent camping 1-2 nights at a time, 4-5 times per season. Hauling all the gear out to my car, setting up camp, & doing chores that I don't do at home such as hauling water and firewood, cooking over the fire, or taking a hike... Read more
Now that school is out for most kids across the country, families are making the trek to the great outdoors to soak up some fun and sun. Camping and hiking top may family's lists for their summer vacations. However, with these activities comes the ri... Read more
Last week, I went on the vacation of a lifetime. I traveled out west and spent six days hiking and camping in one of the most awe-inspiring landmarks in the United States: the Grand Canyon. With three friends, borrowed gear, and a lot of trepidation,... Read more
I had reservation up north by Fort Collins for camping this weekend.
Who knew it was in a canyon and said canyon frequently floods and had mudslides...
Alas after 1.5 hours in the car were were turned around to head on back home. We did have the... Read more
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