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Staycationers Guide to Spring Break on a Budget

If you’re anything like me, spring break is a little bit terrifying. It’s not that I don’t look forward to the time off and the opportunity to break free from the monotonous schedule. That’s fantastic! The terrifying part is finding a way to entertain my family without breaking the bank. The last thing I want to do is listen to my kids say, “I’m bored!” for a week straight. Or get stuck eating ramen for 40 days and 40 nights. Yuck. Yuck. Double Yuck. Continue reading Staycationers Guide to Spring Break on a Budget

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3 Glorious Ski Hills in the Great Northwest

This is my favorite part about skiing. There’s always this moment… It happens when you’re halfway down a run. Suddenly, you’re forced to stop. And not because you fell and broke your tailbone. Nope, you stop because the scenery is absolutely breathtaking—so beautiful it stops you in your tracks. You suck in a lungful of icy air and whisper on the exhale of a breath, “Wow.” Continue reading 3 Glorious Ski Hills in the Great Northwest

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Resolve to Have an Epic Year

 The Ultimate  to Resolutions: Explore and Guarantee an Epic Year

How many times do we set resolutions that we just don’t follow? Here are some tips to get you to go explore the world around you and get out of your routine.

The inspiration hits us when we hear the fireworks booming in distance, or the front yard. We turn the page on a fresh planner and feel invincible, full of incredible potential. Then February rolls around we’re still recovering from the whirlwind of the holidays and realize we’re stuck in the daily grind again, wondering where January went.

Here three things that we’ve set as goals this year and we hope it can inspire you as well.

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Go explore, where you are

Sometimes we can get tunnel vision. We think we need a vacation get out of the rut we are in. But sometimes if we just take the time to go outside for a 30 minute walk in the neighborhood and walk up a new street can be just what we need. Go explore somewhere entirely new, a mountain you haven’t climbed a city you haven’t explored even though you go through it often.

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 Unplug, but still be social

Whatever happened to handwritten letters? The more “social media” we have the less we become genuinely connected to those around us. So how do we fix this? Once in awhile, set down the smart phone, leave it in another room, write a letter and mail it. Another day kick it old school and pick up the phone and call just to say “Hi” to someone. And finally have a random, unplanned, backyard campfire or barbecue party, invite people over.  Whatever it takes to withdraw from this constant digital world, take a breath and enjoy the time with people around you.

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 Do something crazy!

What are the things in life we remember most? Crazy doesn’t have to be extreme. Go camping, go to a coffee shop, jump in the ocean with your regular clothes on, or sign up for ballroom dancing. To those spontaneous people out there take a last minute weekend trip. There’s great last minute flight deals, go solo or with family and friends. Just be and explore a new place. You know what your kind of crazy is! Keep your hope alive and dream BIG!

Have a great year, for the 11 months left in 2016!

If you happen to find yourself front of a cozy campfire in these winter months or at the beach at a bon fire. Please check out our products: Rolla Roaster and Folding Fork, they are the ultimate camping forks for all your cooking needs.