Imagine your child running in the park. Can you hear the laughter and joy from just being outside in nature? How about climbing a tree and pretending it is the masthead of a ship? That is what our young grandson Ridge did last weekend. It was a complete joy to join in his fantasy. By standing on the ground and asking him to tell me what he could see through his imaginary telescope he brought me into his life. It is just one more suggestion to add to my collection of 77 Ways To Have FUN With Your Family For Free.
From Shape, here are some phenomenally creative tips for throwing a healthy bachelorette party, including yoga, hiking in the woods and even running a triathlon.
It's been a rough week or so for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. Not only has his affair with Argentina native Maria Belen Shapur come out, but since this revelation many of the state's lawmakers are calling on Sanford to step down. And while the governor insists that he is ready to "fall back in love" with his wife, Jenny, he has also sought to take control of the situation. And by control, we mean blow up any credibility he had left. In an inteview with The Associated Press, Sanford said he has flirtations with other women, but "didn't cross the sex line." He also called Belen Shapur his "soul mate," but said he was committed to his wife.
Tired of the same old dinner-and-a-movie dating dance? If you're more of an outdoorsy type by nature why wait until later in the dating cycle to see if the person you're pairing up with shares the same passion for nature? Start off instead with an adventure date—hiking on the trails, kayaking down the river or sailing away into the sunset. Do so and you could be ginormous steps ahead in the compatibility game.
What’s your idea of the ultimate romantic travel getaway? Private motu in Tahiti, table for two at a Parisian bistro, fuzzy rug by the fireplace in Aspen? All good. But the spectacular scenery and a secluded setting provided by camping in the great outdoors can be equally sexy and sumptuous—not to mention perfectly priced. Here’s a sampling of places, from almost rustic to downright regal, where the two of you can get back to nature. Includes national parks, cabins in canyons, and island vacations (albeit a slightly more rugged island than you might be used to).