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Saturday, April 28, 2018

How do we stop plastic pollution in our water?

Pollution of plastic effects us all.  I work at the public school in my town and when a 3rd grader got upset that we use plastic bottles for water she started a movement to get everyone to stop buying bottled  water. Her passion was contagious and got me researching articles about this environmental disaster in our world.  Please check out this video from Lester Holt of NBC News and you will look at the use of plastic in a hole new way.

It is going to take a lot of work from ALL of us across the world to stop this disaster from continuing and then we will have to find ways to clean up the damage we have done to the earth as fast as possible.
I would love to hear your take on this issue and ideas on how to start making this a top issue in our world today.  This is the only world we have to live in and we need to take steps to save the environment.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Camping Tents – Essential Guide for Adventure Seekers!

Once again I am appealing to the outdoor enthusiast.  I love being in nature and when I saw this article I decided to share it with you.  As a kid I camped a lot with my family and we created some great memories.  Now I consider us all Adventure Seekers!  Read his article and learn the essentials for tent camping.

Remember to follow the advice in the article, if you are a newbie to camping, and on choosing a tent.  There are many choices and being prepared with the best option will make your outdoor experience a great one.
We have a truck and when it is just my husband and I we camp using a truck bed tent, which allows us to camp just about anywhere.  Get out and enjoy mother nature and make some great memories.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Spring travel tips from the CDC

The weather is getting nice here in the mid West and spring traveling is on a lot of peoples mind.
You always want to be concerned with some hazards of traveling away from home.  things can go wrong, like car accidents to mosquito bites.  As I was reading about different things that could happen I ran across this article from the CDC that I thought was very interesting and with many helpful solutions.

 Young adults will be going on spring break and this article will help them to be prepared for the fun they can have.
I hope everyone gets to travel this spring and enjoys the outdoors with friends and family.  Most of all be safe.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Outdoor Adventure, Hiking and Spa

I love the outdoors, but I never thought about hiking and a spa day going together.  What about you?  Well, check out this article about hiking in beautiful Vermont.  They offer different levels of hiking, a nature walk and a relaxing massage or reflexology.

After thinking about it, a relaxing massage would be wonderful after an enjoyable hike.  I think this New Life Fitness Spa may have something that others should consider.  I guess I'm impressed because I had never thought about it before.  

Let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Let's Visit Branson!?

It's all about weekend get aways and since I live in Missouri-- Branson is where we go.  Branson has so much to offer for the average person.  Camping water activities, shopping, fishing, entertainment and Silver Dollar City amusement park.  But when I read this article about a road trip to Branson I learned that Branson isn't for every one. This story made me smile as I thought about weekend trip in Missouri, it really is a unique place, but not for everyone.

If you are in Missouri or even someplace other than Missouri you might consider a trip to see what some of us love and enjoy about our state.  We have four larger cities that make great getaways, Kansas City, St. Louis. Columbia and Springfield.  Also, the home place of Mark Twain in Hannibal.
Just remember that any kind of weekend getaway, no mater where you go can be a great way to just relax and enjoy new sights and sounds and spend time with family.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Camping with your Kids

Once again I am talking about camping.  this time I'm talking about camping with kids.  Kids make camping even more fun as they learn to appreciate nature and all it has to offer.

Kids love to be included in any adventure you are going to take.  Let them help in the preparations of the trip.  They can plan activities and pack the food.  This article with tips for camping with kids will give you some great ideas.
When my boys were young we loved to camp and the many activities that come with it. Camping and enjoying nature cam make for many great memories.  Even today my boys talk about camping at the lake and all the fun they had.
I hope you take the time to camp with your family this summer.  Let me know how it goes.. Get out and make some memories.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Camping Season is on it's Way!

As some one once told me, "relaxing is a must for your health".  The best way to relax is to go camping.  I know some peolpe think of it as work, but not me.  Being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air helps me relax.  Taking in Mother Nature's wonderous beauty is what makes it so relaxing.  This article Tips for Getting Ready for 2018 RV Camping Season will help you to be ready when the weather is warmer.
It doesn't matter is you  are tent camping, as I prefer, or camping in a RV there are thing to consider.  There are camp grounds that offer all kinds of camping option.

Be sure and check out all your options and reseach the many camping sites availalbe in the US.  I would love to hear of some of your adventures.  Please keep me posted. Remeber get out and Relax!!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Have you ever considered travel insurance?

Recently my family took a vacation to the beautiful state of Hawaii.  The thought of travel insurance never crossed my mind until I read this article that gave me a new outlook for my next trip.  There are so many things that can happen when you are on vacation.

It doesn't matter if you are traveling abroad, staying in the states or camping, insurance should be considered.  After reading this article I can see that there are many options.  The article talks about troubles when renting a car, and when we were in Hawaii we got a rental car that did not perform to our standards.  We tried to get a different car and was not successful.  Maybe having some kind of insurance may have helped.
So before your next outing, please consider some kind of insurance.