outdoor activities

  1. Travel

    Best places to hike in the US

    With summer on the horizon and the school year winding down, it's hard not to spend hours daydreaming about your perfect family...
  2. Travel

    The backpacker's travel checklist

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    Backpacking: The ultimate hiking adventure! Every woman should strap on a pack and take to the hills at least once in her life, but...
  3. Family Fun

    Connect your kids with nature

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    Collecting seashells, playing in the mud or reading Ranger Rick — sound like memories from your childhood? If you're like me,...
  4. Family Fun

    4 Messy outdoor crafts for kids

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    Hints of spring may have you in the mood to get crafty, but the thought of your kids getting paint, glue and glitter on anything...
  5. Family Fun

    Spring gardening ideas for young kids

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    The winter frost is melting away and it's time to get back into gardening. If you have young children, gardening can be a fun...
  6. Tips & Advice

    Go out and get dirty!

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    When you think of your own childhood, how many of your memories are of time spent inside? It turns out our parents were onto...
  7. Family Fun

    Fun winter sports for the whole family

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    The family that plays together, stays together. From goofing off in the backyard to intense competition, your family is all about...
  8. Workouts

    Best fitness wear for cold-weather workouts

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    Just because the weather outside has turned from sunny and warm to chilly and damp doesn’t mean you have to abandon your outdoor...
  9. Baby

    Outdoor activities for new moms

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    When you become a mother and take on new roles, it’s easy to lose yourself in the shuffle -- but to be good to others, you need to...
  10. Family Fun

    3 educational outdoor games

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    A recent study by The Kaiser Family Foundation found that today's eight to 18-year-olds spend an average of 7-1/2 hours each day...
  11. Travel

    Top 5 ways to support national parks

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    The U.S. has more than 380 national parks and monuments. That's more than 84 million acres of fun, adventure and opportunities to...
  12. Family Fun

    5 Tech-free things to do in your backyard

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    Craving some tech-free family time? Head into the backyard for these five fun tech-free things to do.
  13. Travel

    Planning a national park vacation

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    More than 275 million Americans make our national parks their vacation destinations annually. Whether you choose spectacular Zion in...
  14. Workouts

    4 Reasons to exercise outdoors

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    Running indoors on a sweaty treadmill can't compare with the feeling of the wind on your face and the spray of the surf while...
  15. Travel

    Samantha Brown's summer travel tips

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    The U.S. is home to 384 national parks and monuments. That's a lot of vacation options! Luckily, travel expert Samantha Brown, star...
  16. Well-being

    Lyme disease: Myths, treatment and overtreatment

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    With summer hiking and camping in full swing, Lyme disease is more of a threat to our health. We've all heard that you need to check...
  17. Workouts

    Bike fitness: Tips to get the right bike fit

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    Looking for the ultimate outdoor workout now that summer is in full swing? Gaynor Collester, chief Spin Doctor for Performance...
  18. Family Fun

    Kid-friendly gardening projects

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    There's nothing better than fresh air and dirt to help create childhood memories.Why not get outside for some kid-friendly gardening...
  19. Family Fun

    Tips for selecting the right summer camp for your children

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    Summer camp is a fun, interactive way for your child to develop self confidence and a sense of responsibility. Not all camps are the...
  20. Family Fun

    7 Kid-friendly outdoor activities

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    With spring fast approaching, it's time to get the kids back into nature. Exposing them to a wide range of outdoor activities at a...