Outdoor Fitness Basics

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Do you enjoy outdoor fitness? These warm, sunny days offer a beautiful invitation to get outside and be active. Why not tone up, boost energy, mood and wellbeing while also enjoying an infusion of revitalizing fresh air and sunshine?

The great outdoors offers numerous fitness pursuits, like cycling, jogging, surfing, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, skateboarding, and horseback riding, to name a few. To ensure a healthy, safe, fun experience, consider these points: Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Unique Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

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In these warm, beautiful summer months, few things are as tempting as getting outdoors. Something about the notion of “going out to play” appeals to the kid in all of us! So, why not maximize your opportunities during the remainder of this golden season? Along with picnics, swimming, and BBQs, these ideas offer additional inspiration for fun in the sun: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Reconnect Kids with Nature

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Does your family spend much time outdoors? Sadly, it’s nearly a lost art for many of us, with parents and kids indoors all day for work and school. Once home, we may simply trade computers for TV─between managing phones, iPods, and iPads, of course. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, some kids spend as much as 60 hours a week involved in electronic media! Read the rest of this entry »

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Best Outdoor Vacations: USA

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Since many of us spend the majority of our waking hours in classrooms, offices, or other indoor work zones, it’s no wonder we periodically dream of getting away from it all. That’s the beauty of a vacation, especially one that offers a perfect balance of activity, nature, fresh air, sunshine, and relaxation. Outdoor vacations are a fabulous way to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit! Ready to create your dream itinerary? These fun ideas are sure to inspire: Read the rest of this entry »

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Smart Gardening Tips

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Do you cultivate a garden? The beauty of planting your own fruits and veggies is that every season has something new to offer. Summer gardens have a unique allure, however, given the optimal growing conditions and consistent sunshine. And it’s hard to beat that gorgeous summer produce! These tips will help inspire you: Read the rest of this entry »

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Outdoor Health & Beauty Essentials

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Do you love the great outdoors? If so, summer is probably among your favorite seasons. In fact, many families practically live outside in the sunny months, between the beach, hiking, camping, swimming, tennis, golf, BBQs and picnics, or just lounging on the deck, enjoying iced tea or wine with friends.
As enjoyable as open air pursuits are, we also need to take care of ourselves and our children along the way, which requires some planning. These “essentials” can help you enjoy your time outside─beautifully and safely: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Host a Perfect BBQ

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Festive BBQ parties are among the great joys of summer. So how can you host a winner? Planning ahead is key, so on party day, you’re simply assembling the components─and grilling of course! These tips can help ensure a smashing success: Read the rest of this entry »

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Fun, Low-Cost Outdoor Pursuits

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It’s summer time, and the living is easy. While a European vacation might be nice, this is the best time of the year to play close to home without breaking the bank. These ideas for cheap, outdoor fun for kids of all ages may inspire you: Read the rest of this entry »

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