Camping Survival, From A Slightly Paranoid Camper

By Mari O’Grady

I am not a very outdoorsy person, and I envy those who come by it naturally. They all seem tan, fit, and oddly calm. I suppose it’s because they’ve found nature, or whatever. It wasn’t until I met my husband that I went camping for the first time. And while I love it, that love comes with a healthy dose of nerves.

If you’re more of an indoor cat like me, here’s how to make your first camping trip bearable. Continue reading

7 Ways To Make The Most Of Spring

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By Joanna Grey Talbot

Shorts and flip-flops have been dusted off and sunblock displays are up in the grocery store. Spring also means rainy days but don’t let that squelch your desire to get out and explore your community and beyond. Warm weather always means new things to do, many of them outside, but if you are at a loss of where to start here are a few suggestions. Pack a tote bag with a bottle of water, portable phone charger, notebook, and sunblock and go have an adventure! Continue reading