Healthy Living

Positive Changes Since the Boston Bombing

Positive Changes Since the Boston Bombing

Has anyone else noticed a few changes in the way the general public is regarding the running community these days? Perhaps you’ve been running along, minding your own business, when you were startled by a car honk or a scream like, “Yeah! Keep on running!” followed by a driver offering [...]

Extreme Hammocking

Extreme Hammocking

On the look out for the perfect hammocking spot? These men are. For them, perfect means the most ridiculous and dangerous places to hang. We’re going to call these men expert hammock-ers, just to remind you that you are not an expert. If where you hang your hammock could get [...]

Noteworthy National Parks to Visit in May

Noteworthy National Parks to Visit in May

May, the month of flowers, temperate weather and longer days.  It is that optimal time of year to visit various national parks to avoid extreme heat or to view the local flora and fauna. Strap up your boots and get ready for one beautiful month of outdoor possibilities. For those [...]

Top 4 Most Dangerous Mistake Made By Climbers

Top 4 Most Dangerous Mistake Made By Climbers

Dangling from ropes and a harness (Cliffhanger Style…Sly Stallone reference…check!), jumping for holds that rip the screams outta your throat, and taking epic falls are just a few of the reasons we love rock-climbing ( It also makes us look cool, which is obviously the main reason we do it). [...]

How Exercise Makes Us Smarter: Ruminations from Dr. John Ratey, author of “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain”

How Exercise Makes Us Smarter: Ruminations from Dr. John Ratey, author of “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain”

Back in the ’90s researchers discovered that exercise not only prevented the onset of cognitive decline, but it actually makes our brains grow. Dr. John Ratey wrote a book about it called Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (pick up a copy, it’s great). We called [...]

Disc Golf: Sport or Sideshow

Disc Golf: Sport or Sideshow

Disc golf, Frolf, Frisbee golf; call it what you want, just don’t call it a fad. I reached out to the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) to get the scoop on which direction the disc flies and the direction that has taken this sport from obscurity to borderline mainstream. The [...]

5 Places to Hang your Hammock In Vermont

5 Places to Hang your Hammock In Vermont

By Carolyn Dean Staff Writer The state of Vermont may be small but packs major punch when it comes to all things outdoors. Vermont is most known for being dedicated to conserving the vitality of its people and land as well as being a leader in important environmental and human [...]

Agritourism – The Next Big Colorado Attraction?

Agritourism – The Next Big Colorado Attraction?

Dude ranches, vineyards and hay rides may be just the tip of the iceberg in Colorado as the state ramps up to increase tourism through promoting farms, ranches and other agricultural attractions as destinations. The Colorado Tourism Office and Department of Agriculture released an Agritourism Strategic Plan on April 25 [...]

$20 Hammock Stands

$20 Hammock Stands

Hammocking is great for camping adventures, but it’s also great for lounging. Having a hammock in the back yard can be a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors without going far. Unfortunately, many backyards lack the trees to allow for hammocking. That is when $20 hammock stands become [...]

YeeeHaaaaa! 13 Destinations for Colorado Ziplines.

YeeeHaaaaa! 13 Destinations for Colorado Ziplines.

Everyone knows about Colorado skiing, but once the snow melts and spring runoff calms, summer calls visitors and locals alike to the mountains, trails and, for the adventurous, ziplines. Buena Vista – This small and often mispronounced town (hint – it’s not Spanish) boasts Ava’s Zip Line Tours, with seven [...]