Topic: summer

Get Off The Grid For Labor Day To Reset For Fall

Get Off The Grid For Labor Day To Reset For Fall

It was a plum assignment for a food, travel and fitness writer – go on a five day white water rafting and catered camping trip on the Rogue River in Oregon. Adventures on the water all day, new fitness challenges, abundant, cooked from scratch meals to feed a ravenous appetite, nights spent under the stars of the Northwest Pacific. All expenses paid, and a paid story assignment, to boot. The only catch? I’d be off the grid for five days. More »

Serious Question: Why Do I Get So Many Bug Bites?

Serious Question: Why Do I Get So Many Bug Bites?

Last week, I wrote about my love of camping, and how to best be prepared before heading out into the woods. Unfortunately, it seems that no amount of preparedness can make me less delicious to mosquitoes who, without fail, seem to bite me more frequently than anyone else in my party. Even with all the repellent in the world, I still seem to be super-prone to bug bites of all kinds. But why? Why are some people magnets to mosquitoes, fleas, and other biting bugs, while others (like my boyfriend) seem to be utterly repulsive to them? And, perhaps more importantly, what can I do to stop it? More »