Our thoughts on everything from what attracts mosquitoes to why you should live life outdoors — and more!


  • Summer Parties: Your Must-Haves

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    August is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to host a few outdoor parties with family and friends before the kids head back to school — or one big party to really make it memorable. To … Read more

  • Top 12 Kayaking Essentials

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    While kayaking isn’t strictly a summer activity, it’s certainly enjoyed during the summer months by many who love the outdoors. Water temperatures are ideal, and the weather is beautiful for … Read more

  • Ideas for Your Summer Bucket List

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Have a summer bucket list? Want some ideas for getting one started or adding to yours? With summer now here, there are loads of fun opportunities for the family when it comes to spending time … Read more

  • Top 10 Hiking Essentials

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    With the official start of summer only eight days away, hiking will be the activity for many outdoor adventurists in national parks, state parks and local trails. It can be a stress-relieving … Read more

  • Memorial Day and Pest Prevention

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Memorial Day weekend: It’s the unofficial start of summer, and many families spend it traveling or enjoying the outdoors. Considering the occasion also marks the height of bug season, it’s important … Read more

  • Parents, Kids and Safety in the Outdoors

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Parents have a lot on their plate when it comes to taking care of young kids. Things like providing them with a good education and teaching them to respect others are really important, but one of … Read more

  • Oh, the (Warm) Places to Go

    Friday, January 13, 2017

    Even with all the winter activities we provided in our last post, it can certainly be worth it to escape the cold weather by traveling to a warmer destination — even if just for a long weekend. The U. … Read more

  • Winter Blahs No More

    Friday, December 30, 2016

    The holidays are over and it's hard not to feel like hibernating for the next two months with the promise of cold, blustery winter days ahead. While venturing outside in the colder months is not … Read more

  • 7 Tips for Fall Running

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Runners across the country, including those in the Midwest, are rejoicing this time of year — no more humidity and hot summer temps! Fall is the perfect time to run thanks to the comfortable weather, … Read more

  • Hit the Road, Jack

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Now that fall is upon us and the temps are cooler (at least in some parts of the country), we’ve been itching to get out and see the fabulous fall colors that nature offers. A road trip can be one of … Read more