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Team Building Activities
By: Admin    May 16 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Work , Entertainment
Team building exercises are common among workplaces. The purpose is to help increase team performance, motivation, networking, collaboration skills, and communication. It can be a very useful tool! Since the weather is warming up, you and your co-workers may be starting to catch a bit of spring fever. This is a great opportunity to spend some time out of the office and work on team building skills.Rock ClimbingIf your team is up for a real challenge, rock climbing has recently gained popularity as a team-building exercise. Not only will rock climbing excite your employees more than doing trust falls in the parking lot, but it is a fantastic way to get the blood pumping. A team that sweats together, stays together! Because there is a challenge involved, you can expect to see confidence levels increase when the team overcomes that challenge. Rock climbing takes a lot of trust, so if one of your goals is ...
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Spring Camping Tips
By: Admin    May 02 2018 , 10:55 am
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Category: Outdoors
The outdoors are calling this spring! Now is the perfect time to pull up your bootstraps and pack a bag, because camping season is rapidly approaching. Whether you are an experienced camper or a beginner, you may be looking for some tips before heading out into the wilderness. Knowing a few things could make the difference between a happy or very unhappy camper.Familiarize YourselfGet familiar with where you will be staying. Even if you are only traveling to somewhere a few towns away, terrains can change and you will want to be prepared. If you are staying on a campsite, what amenities do they provide? If you are not on a campsite, what is the area like? Is it rocky? Is there a river or cliffs nearby? What wildlife is in the area? These things will indicate what you will need to bring, such as hiking gear for rocky terrain. Areas with water attract more mosquitoes so it could be a good idea ...
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Books for Adventurers
By: Admin    March 06 2018 , 06:59 pm
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Category: Books , Travel , Outdoors
Humans are drawn to adventure and nature. In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau, the famous author of Walden, wrote: “I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” Have you ever taken a walk to clear your head or gone hiking for the day to get out of the house? Some people extend their outdoor experience for days, weeks, or even months. The reasons people go out into the wild vary. Some are looking for an escape, others search for answers, and still others seek inner peace – the list is endless. No matter the reason, the great outdoors is a great place to just think and be. Many books have been written about human experiences of finding peace in the wilderness.Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer This story explores the life and decisions of a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless, who leaves everything ...
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Cold Weather Activities for Kids
By: Admin    February 27 2018 , 12:11 am
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Category: Winter , Seasons , Fun
Looking for fun activities for your family despite the cold?It is easy to get into a cold weather slump of sitting around, watching TV, and scrolling through Facebook. For those of you with little ones who have boundless energy, it is hard to keep that energy contained when they are cooped up inside during this time of year. This is a good opportunity to create memories with your children, get out of your winter rut, and let the kids expel some of that energy. If it is still snowing in your area, there are plenty of snowy activities that will get you and your kids out and about. Classic activities come to mind, such as snowman building, snowball fights, snow fort construction, and sledding. Besides these outdoor activities, this is a great opportunity to explore the world around you and have your kids play detective!Fun with Animal TracksTeach your kids how to track animals! Whether there is snow ...
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Visiting Monterey, California
By: Admin    January 31 2018 , 10:05 pm
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Category: Road Trips , Nature
Visiting Monterey, CaliforniaThis gorgeous location on the California coast is a tourist destination, an ecologically significant part of the state, and an historic boon to the United States economy.Immortalized in John Steinbeck’s famous novel, Cannery Row, Monterey is more than just a book setting or the home of a popular type of cheese. Read more to learn all about this beautiful destination!Cannery RowThis historic area of California provided economic growth in fragile times.Cans of sardines - like this one - were a huge part of Monterey’s historyMonterey is located on a thriving ecological powerhouse known as Monterey Bay. “Due to the upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich water from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, funneled to the surface via the vast underwater Monterey Canyon...” sardines thrived off the coast of Monterey.  Chinese immigrants took their junks across the oc...
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