3 Ways to Make Your Vacation Relaxing and Fun for Kids No Comments

3 Ways to Make Your Vacation Relaxing and Fun for Kids Vacations are for unwinding and relaxing, right? Hmm, not so much. Maybe they were in the distant past, before your little bundles of joy came along! As if looking after the little carpet crawlers wasn’t stressful enough at home, when you take your sprogs on the road the levels of frustration can reach new heights. A well-intentioned Read more

How to Profit from Your Passion in 30 Minutes or Less Each Day No Comments

By Ruth Soukup, Founder, Living Well, Spending Less Have you ever looked at your life and wondered “What happened? How did I get here? Who am I?  And what happened to all those things I thought I wanted to do?” It’s more common than you think. For me, that moment happened after (yet another) huge fight with my husband about my out-of-control spending habits.  At the time, I Read more

5 Sights That Your Family Will Love Seeing During Your Vacation in India No Comments

Does humidity bother you when traveling? If so, India invites you to enjoy all it has to offer from November through February. It’s an enormous place to visit, and much too much for a single tour. It’s a bit chaotic with sounds, aromas, colors, and people. If you want to make a family trip of it, Mumbai Juhu is the place to go. You’ll love Read more

4 Luxurious Villas You Should Consider in Mykonos No Comments

4 Luxurious Villas You Should Consider in Mykonos Indulging yourself in a trip to the Island of Mykonos this summer is something you’ll never regret. With a population of just over 10,000, you can ensure you’re going to get the relaxing vacation you crave for. However, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a party animal, Mykonos is also a very popular nightlife spot, and Read more

Rent Polaris Snowmobiles, RZRs, and More at Daniels Summit Lodge for Your Next Mountain Adventure 4 Comments

Daniels Summit By Troy Pattee Sometimes I’ll drive by a place and say to myself, “I need to stop and check that out next time I’m in the area.” Daniels Summit Lodge is one of those places. Whenever I pass it I excitedly make a mental note to stop in sometime soon. Unfortunately for me those mental notes are stored in a mind that regularly forgets to pick up eggs Read more

Simple ways your child can be a naturalist 1 Comment

Guest Post by MarkDanenhauer   This Fall Your Kids Can Become Junior Naturalists During summer it felt like my kids and I had lots of time to go explore the mountains, creeks, and forests in the area.  Yet, as always happens, summer flew by and now it is back to school.  The days are busy with school, homework, sports, and activities.   Despite this there is still an easy Read more

A Friend for Lakota National Geographic has always been an advocate for animals. Ever since arriving onto the scene with their glossy magazine covers sporting amazing creatures caught on film, National Geographic has been passionate in their belief in the power of science exploration and storytelling. I grew up with National Geographic being the go-to for all things animals and during my school years I used Read more

100 Things To Make You Happy When I was a child I used to read just about anything I could get my hands on. When I first began to read I wasn't all that excited and didn't do as well as other children my age. I struggled with reading at grade level until I met my 3rd grade reading teacher who completely changed my life when Read more

Family Bonding While Hiking California's Mission Trail Recently, I laced up my Nike Pegasus and embarked on an 800-mile walk to discover California's 21 missions. I divided my peregrination into 12 months, taking four days each month to cover approximately 75 miles, with Amtrak as my chauffeur to and fro. Google maps and Ron Briery’s book, A Hiker's Guide to California's 21 Spanish Missions Along El Read more

Carbon Footprint? This morning I sat down with a friend and found myself stressing over writing this article. When I was asked to write this focusing on my company, Mello & Co, and our recent union with a recycling facility, 3R, I was not thrilled. I only know my kind of recycling……passing clothes down to others when my daughter outgrows them, turning a milk jug into a Read more

2 Horrible Words We Need to Stop Using On Your Kids 2 Comments

2 Horrible Words We Need to Stop Using On Your Kids That Will Help You To Raise Brave Kids Please welcome guest contributor Staci Levine. Today she shares a story on how we need to banish 2 words from our vocabulary to build confidence in our children.  I met Staci at the Outdoor Retailer show this past January. We got to talking and she said, "I'm an Adventure Read more

Please welcome guest Sue Mackie, Executive Director of the United States Swim School Association. Today she shares tips on water safety trips while on vacation. Stay Safe While on Vacation United States Swim School Association provides tips for water safety during holiday vacations    In a newly published survey published by Time Inc. and YouGov, 42 percent of people answered they planned to travel this holiday season and 27 Read more