Archery Equipment for Beginners — A Basic Guide
There’s been a lot of hooplah in the news lately about how Americans aren’t getting enough time away from their computer screens and out of doors. While this no doubt has some truth to it in our post-internet age, the fact is that outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and hunting are as popular as ever. In fact, nearly 40 million people went hiking last year alone, and camping popularity is up by 3 million!
In honor of this uptick in outdoor enthusiasm, we like to feature an unorthodox activity from time to time and give advice on how to get started. You probably already have a good handle on hiking gear, and camping gear is available on every corner. But what about the more niche hobbies — scuba diving Continue Reading
Four Adventures That Will Make You Stop Existing and Start Living
The great playwright, Oscar Wilde, once said, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist.” Truer words have probably never been uttered. Most of us spend the majority of our existence just existing. We wake up early and spend most of our conscious hours at a job we tolerate (at best), and then go home and turn our brains off in front of the TV until we go to sleep. Rinse and repeat.
What if we started living? What if we made our wildest dreams a reality? There are a hundred and fifty reasons why you don’t have time or money to have a great adventure, but in 20 years those reasons won’t matter anymore. Meanwhile, the memories of your adventures will linger forever.
The time to start living is now. Get out a pen and paper and make a list of adventures you want to have, and then st Continue Reading
How to Make the Fishing Buff in Your Life’s Christmas Perfect
Some people enjoy a relaxing fishing trip in their free time. And then you have anglers. Anglers live for the moment that their rod gets that tug indicating that something has taken the bait and dinner is served. If there is an angler in your life, you know that you don’t have to ask them for their Christmas list. You know that they want Santa to put new fancy gear under the Christmas tree with a bow and their name on it. If you have used up all your fishing gear ideas throughout all of the other holidays this year and now aren’t sure what to get your fishing buff for Christmas, take our suggestion and treat the angler in your life to a one of the fancy new fishing coolers on the market these days.
Normal people might not know the difference, but a person who is serious about the rod and reel cannot simply Continue Reading
How Summer Camps Help Kids Stay In Shape
It is a well-known fact that many American children struggle with weight and diet-related issues. Children spend nearly 8 hours a day in front of a screen, including television, video games, tablets, computers, and smartphones. Although many parents mean well, many parents also tend to work full-time jobs which can get in the way of proper nutrition and exercise routines. For those busy parents looking for a healthy daycare alternative, there are kids camps designed with health in mind.
A Balanced Diet and Exercise
Studies show that only one out of every three children are physically active each day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends at least an hour of exercise per day for both children and adolescents. Many children do not have a near Continue Reading
Our Apologies to Baseball, But Data Proves Camping is America’s Fave Pastime
Americans don’t just like the Great Outdoors; Americans LOVE the Great Outdoors. Not only did the U.S. of A. pioneer the concept of a national park system, but those national parks are some of the modern natural wonders of the world.
From the volcanoes of Hawaii to the icy glaciers of Alaska. From the sweeping vistas of the Grand Canyon to the wind-swept Great Plains. From the mighty Appalachian Trail to the famous Florida Everglades. Precious few Americans realize that our United States feature the most diverse landscape, geography, and climate of any other country on the planet. So it’s no wonder Americans love to spend time camping in the Great Outdoors. But just how much do Americans love to camp?
Let’s break down the numbers:
- Every year, more than 38 million of us will sp Continue Reading
Tips for Getting the Best In Ground Pool
People love having their own pool. In the United States there are 10.4 million residential pools. In terms of what exercises are the most popular, walking is number one, working out with equipment comes in at number two and swimming is the third most popular. More and more Americans are having pools and spas installed at their homes.
Getting the best in ground pool.
- Select the pool design you like the best. In ground pools come in a lot of shapes and sizes. Custom pool builders typically use concrete, vinyl-lined and fiberglass. Concrete pools and spas are the most customizable, be made into just about any shape you want and take the longest amount of time to ins Continue Reading
Are You Ready to Install a Custom Designed Pool in Your Backyard?
How much time does your family spend together? Are you happy with the amount of time you get to spend with your children? Today’s families are busy, and time together is often at a premium. If you are looking for a new option to get your family to spend more hours together during your busy week, a pool design that is specifically created for your space may be just the answer.
Especially if you live in a part of the country that is warmer, a backyard pool is a worthwhile investment that can provide a gathering place for your family and friends. Currently, there are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in America. The obvious advantage of having a pool at your own home is that you can have unlimited use of a great recreational opportunity any time you want. Since 36% of children ages 7-1 Continue Reading
The Top 4 Coolers Any Outdoorsman Should Look Into
Coolers are an essential part of any reasonably long outdoor adventure. Whether you?re going to the beach, on a fishing trip, or even hunting, at least one cooler is always necessary. Not only for the for the food you?re bringing along for yourself, but in the cases of hunting and fishing trips, what you?re bringing back. But it?s not as simple as going to a convenience store and picking up the cheapest product. You need to have a product that?s not only durable, but capable of concealing contents that could attract potentially dangerous animals. So: what should you look for in a cooler?
With over 38 million Americans hunting and fishing, it?s no surprise that coolers are often used to transport the bounties of hunting and fishing trips. In fact, hunters Continue Reading
Fun Outdoor Vacation Ideas That the Whole Family Will Love
These days, it can seem impossible to get your family off the couch and active. As we all know, nothing gets the family up and moving like a good old fashioned weekend getaway. Here are a few outdoors-y family vacations for the family who needs a little time to unplug.
Are you a fan of fishing? Why not involve the whole family by bringing them to a cozy fishing vacation cabin! While fishing trips may cause some young kids to groan, modern fishing trip packages have activities that can get the whole family involved. Your family will be located right on a river, surrounded by serene nature. Think of the smile on your child?s face as they proudly hol Continue Reading
The Ball That Flew Round The World Soccer
Sports like soccer have a way of bringing people (and the world) together. It’s a universal language of bodies and motion and action. People in Denmark, the USA, and Costa Rica will all tune into the World Cup. It’s also a great way to get youth engaged in a sport and even to travel. Sports travel for young athletes provides not only a healthy extracurricular activity, it also exposes them to other young people their age from around the world. Hopefully they absorb different cultures, languages, and experiences that will aid them as they continue to grow. One of the best ways to set up soccer tours, for example, is to hire a company who specializes in global sports tours. Continue Reading