With so many activities to do this summer, it can be hard to decide what to do with your sun-filled days.
From planning weekend getaways and enjoying the outdoors to giving back to the community, the possibilities are endless.
* Plan a getaway. A weekend away can refresh the body and mind. Whether it’s in the city, country or at the beach you can be on your way in no time.
*Get outdoors. Grab the kids and get outside. Try Geocaching. GEOCACHING is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. Visit http://www.geocaching.com/ for additional information.
*Plan a summer night out. If you can’t get out of town this summer, your own neighborhood has plenty to offer. Search for local events such as concerts in the park or sporting events.
* Get involved in the community: Give back to the community and get the kids involved by volunteering at local events such as park beautification, beach cleanups and other activities that will get you outside and doing good.
*Celebrate: Celebrate summer birthdays, holidays or just getting together with friends and family. Get everyone involved in planning a summer BBQ.
Keep these tips in mind, plan ahead and have a great fun-filled summer!
NOW, make this summer fun for your pup!
Just mention the word “walk” or “outside” and your dog’s tail starts wagging. Pets perk up at the chance to get outdoors and the benefits of an active lifestyle are as good for them as for the owners. This is the perfect time of year to add something to your schedule with your pet. Include pet friendly activities when planning vacations, weekend getaways and weeknight outings. Try these tips and spend an active summer with your four-legged friends.
* Take a hike. The woods are a great thrill for dogs – there’s something to sniff and look at everywhere they turn. Plan to hit the trails for an active outing that is healthy and fun. Be sure to bring along plenty of water and snacks, for both of you.
* Explore a new neighborhood. Switch up the scenery and stray off your usual route when going for a neighborhood walk. Look for dog-friendly parks. They are great places to spend time with your dog and even meet fellow pet parents.
* Do something good for a charity. Support local and national charities that benefit dogs and other pets. One way to participate is through fundraising walks that support charities such as animal shelters and animal welfare organizations.
What's good for people is good for our four-legged family members. Plan creative activities to do together with your pet, and you'll find plenty of ways to enjoy the season and each other.