Traveling solo is a wonderful way to get away from the many responsibilities of family life and work. But if you are planning to travel on your own, it’s extremely important to follow some basic rules for your own safety. Take a look at the following before you grab a backpack and set off on a solo adventure.

Have the right supplies

You’ll want to pack the essentials for a solo trip. …


While hiking is an easy activity that almost anyone can pick up, it is better to start slowly. Begin with short hikes and gradually increase your stride, pace, and length of the hike. While building up your stamina, there are five exercises that are crucial to your success as a hiker that can easily be done at home: squats, lunges, planks, skipping, and downward-facing dog.

Squats

Squats help build strength in the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Always begin squats with just your body weight. …


RV trips can be a fantastic way to travel and see the open road. However, you might be a little disappointed in how expensive it can be to own your own RV. In this case, you should be thinking about renting an RV instead.

You do need to be careful when renting an RV, as you can easily damage an RV if you aren’t carefully driving it. Make sure you understand all of this information before you rent an RV for the first time.

Booking

First, you’re going to have to plan out when you’re going to book your RV. You…


Now that the days are getting warmer, it’s about time to get back out into the great outdoors and soak up as much nature as you can. If you’re looking to switch up your outdoor routine a little more, there are countless outdoor adventure apps available for download that each offer unique features for the rustic wanderer.

AllTrails

AllTrails is an app designed for outdoor enthusiasts looking for nearby trails. Whether on vacation or looking for some new local paths, AllTrails has got you covered. With over 200k curated trails, you will be able to find adventure wherever you go…


With life for many slowly inching back to some semblance of ‘normal,’ Summer 2021 could be the year of the camper. Camping is an outdoor activity enjoyed by families and individuals who want to get in touch with Mother Nature. Don’t wait, though, to make your plans to go camping this year because if you do, you might find that the campsites are all booked. Here are some great choices for U.S. camping sites to book ASAP.

(1) Sheridan Lake Campground

Located in the middle of the Black Hills National Forest, the Sheridan Lake campground in South Dakota is within…


Some people think it’s harder for nonprofits to raise money than businesses; however, this is not true when an organization is well known or when suitable fundraising methods are set into place. There are numerous ways that a nonprofit group can raise funds themselves.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is the new, alternative form of requesting money. The funds are not borrowed, have no interest rates, and do not have to be paid back. However, one charity is competing with thousands of other great ideas on a crowdfunding platform; one idea will be repeated hundreds of times. …


The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the venture capital market. Investors are opting to put their money on established brands instead of emerging ones. It’s much safer to invest in stable brands than upcoming brands. That puts emerging entrepreneurs at a significant disadvantage. Most end up lacking the much-needed capital to boost their businesses.

Among the most affected by this trend are the minority groups. These minority groups include blacks, women, and Latinos. In 2020, women startups received 13% of the cumulative venture dollars. That was a decline of 2.5% from the past year. Only 2.6% of the total venture…


People who love being outside aren’t going to let a little cold weather get in their way. Anything is possible with the right gear. Luckily, there are quite a few boot options to suit any style or hobby.
For people with classic sensibilities, here are a few choices:
The LL Bean 8″ Gore-Tex/Thinsulate Boots are available for men and women in various widths and colors. With its combination of insulation and water-proof exterior, wearers will be both warm and dry.
If the price tag on the LL Bean boots is out of reach, Sperry makes a more affordable version with nearly as many…


After spending nearly a year at home due to stay-at-home orders, it’s perfectly understandable to want to travel. An exotic destination that is within flying distance from anywhere in the U.S. is Costa Rica. Best of all, it is a vibrant and ecologically diverse country that is perfect for anyone looking for an adventure.

Traveling to Costa Rica is easier than it has been in a year since the country no longer requires a negative COVID test upon entry, as well as no mandated quarantine period. Travelers simply need to purchase travel health insurance with $50,000 limits in medical expenses…


To be a good soccer coach is to be an effective teacher and mentor while creating a safe and fun environment for players that keeps them motivated to hone their craft.

A good coach knows how to connect with his pupils and keep them hungry to learn and improve. What other qualities does the good coach have?

To be a good coach is to effectively master all the necessary interpersonal skills. …

Andrew Elsoffer

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Andrew Elsoffer is a soccer coach, community leader, and outdoorsman. Learn more @ AndrewElsoffer.org.

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