Travel&Leisure

Camping Tips For Seniors

More and more seniors are looking to travel with economical ways to do just that. After all, this is the golden years and what better way to travel then trying your hand at camping. Here are five tips to get you started in camping. First, research campgrounds of areas that you may want to visit. To do that here are a couple of websites that may help you decide on where to go on your next adventure. One site I would suggest is the National Park Service and the other site is Reserve America. Each site is unique in giving information about camping by state, campsite maps, locate by activity and camping gear suggestions. Secondly, you ask yourself what I would camp in. Of course, owning a RV would be nice and a more comfortable way to travel. That is something you can think about later if yo

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Travel&Leisure

Ten Reasons You Should Take a Daycation

A daycation is simply a day vacation. It's a close cousin of the "staycation," with the advantage that at just one day it requires very little planning. Is it sounding appealing yet? But before you get too carried away, it's worth pointing out the ironic twist in taking a daycation: in our fast-paced, whirlwind lives the thought of taking a day off can sometimes make us feel anxious. But wait! That's not what vacation is supposed to do! Maybe we feel like there are too many people counting on us or that we may compromise our responsibilities. Maybe we feel guilty about taking a day off when everyone else has to show up for work. If we can get past that, the appeal of a daycation is self-evident: Small commitment Minimal planning Affordable or free So let's be honest: The only t

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Diet&Nutrition

Avoiding Harmful Eating During Pregnancy

No time is nutrition more important in a woman's life than when she is having a baby. This time is fraught with worries about getting enough vitamins and minerals and not eating anything harmful. The more we are begging to know about our foods and what chemicals are going in them and on them the more fearful we become as mothers. Transfats, saturated fats, unpasteurized milks, reconstituted corn syrup, genetically modified soy bean, mercury in fish, pesticides on fruits, sugar, salts; it is virtually impossible o understand what a mother should eat. Below is a list of easy to follow rules for avoiding harmful eating during pregnancy: 1. Avoid reconstituted anything: read the labels if you see reconstitutes corn syrup, fruit juice, any ingredient put the product back on the shelf. Reco...

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