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5 Summer Activities

Summer ActivitiesIf you love the outdoors, summer is the season that works in your favor.  Sweltering temperatures, tons of sunlight, and trips to the beach are just a few benefits.  Once it’s warm enough to spend your days outside, the possibilities are endless.  And so, figuring out your summer itinerary can be overwhelming.  Though there’s no need to worry.  Make sure your summer includes the following five activities at bare minimum, and you’ll make the most of the warmest months on the calendar.

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Get Off the Beaten Path: 3 Atlantic Ocean Cities

Get Off The Beaten Path: 3 Atlantic Coast CitiesWhen you plan your summer vacation, you’re thinking about beautiful beaches, great food, and relaxation.  Spanning from the rural coasts of Maine to the contemporary shores of Miami, there’s no shortage of hotspots to visit.  But one thing that can ruin your getaway is overcrowding.  Visiting well-known destinations means long waits for restaurants, few vacant spots on the beach, and lots of traffic.  This summer, get off the beaten path and visit one of these 3 lesser known but equally thrilling Atlantic Ocean cities.

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5 Ways to Make Every Beach Trip a Success

5 Ways tO Make Every Beach Trip a SuccessJune is a big month for beach activity.  Some guys are lucky enough to live in tropical locations where the beach is in their backyard.  Others are gearing up for some vacation time in their favorite coastal city.  Regardless of the purpose, all guys want their beach trips to be safe, fun, and memorable.  To ensure you have a great time, keep the following 5 tips in mind.

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5 Creative Ways to Spend the Fourth of July Outdoors

5 Creative Ways to Spend the Fourth of July OutdoorsThe Fourth of July is right around the corner and your social calendar is already filled with barbecues, fireworks displays, and backyard parties.  But this year, you want to do something different.  You want to show your patriotism, get outdoors, and make it memorable.  If beer and ribs aren’t on your July 4 to-do list, it can be tough to find other things to enjoy it.  Luckily, we’ve scoped out some of the most exciting outdoor options to ring in the holiday.

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Posted By Martha Bates

Fitness & The Great Outdoors

Fitness & The Great OutdoorsSummer is a tough season to stay committed to your workout routine.  Who wants to be trapped inside a dark gym when you can spend time outdoors?  Luckily, this season is the perfect opportunity to get the best of both worlds.  There are several creative ways for you to get fit and enjoy some fun in the sun.

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The Basics of BBQ

The Basics of BBQBarbecuing is an art and time-honored tradition.  A juicy, medium rare steak.  Succulent hamburger patties.  Crisp grill marks on hot dogs.  Summer and great barbecue go hand in hand.  However, unlike cooking in the kitchen, firing up the grill takes practice, patience, and skill.  If this is your first summer attempting to master the art of BBQ, there’s a few things you should know before you get started.

 

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5 Father's Day Gfts for Outdoorsy Dads

5 Father's Day Gifts for Outdoorsy DadsFor the outdoorsman, there’s nothing worse than receiving another pair of socks or cuff links on Father’s Day.  Unlike Mother’s Day, in which flowers and brunch seem to be a no-brainer, Father’s Day tends to stump even the best gift givers.  Like any parent, dads want (and expect) a little originality in their gifts.  The outdoorsman is looking for something that adds value to his daily life.  If you’re unsure of what to purchase, try one of these five options, and you’ll make his special day extra memorable.

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What to Wear When Boating

What to Wear When BoatingWe’ve all seen the photos of the Kennedys on boats throughout the decades.  There’s that infamous shot of the impeccably dressed family watching the 1962 America’s Cup Race from a sprawling vessel.  There’s another one in which JFK sits on a U.S. Coast Guard yacht sporting ultimate style from his tortoise shell sunglasses down to his blue dress socks.  And there’s the one from 1953, where JFK and his wife Jackie are outfitted in matching white shirts and khaki shorts.  Sure, this family had its hands in politics but they sure knew how to nail boating style.  As you gear up for your seasonal boating trips, here’s a few tips to achieve Kennedy-level boating style.

 

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Choosing the Perfect Belt and Deciding How Many to Own

Though you might pay little attention to your belt, it serves some important purposes in your daily looks.  A great belt keeps your pants perfectly planted around your waist so your outfit stays intact all day long.  A strong belt choice also adds continuity to your look while offering you a subtle way to show off your personality.  All too often, men choose their belts as an afterthought.  They’ll wear the same belt day in and day out, slide on a dress belt for casual affairs, and choose the wrong material for the texture of their outfit.  It’s time to recognize the importance of a well-made belt.  Once you do, you can choose the perfect one and line up a few special belts that suit your every need.

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5 Things to Know Before Boating for the First Time

5 Things to Know Before Boating for the First TimeWith Memorial Day just off in the distance, it’s almost time for sun-filled days out on the open seas.  If you’re an experienced boater, you already know the drill.  But if you’re a first-timer, there’s a few basics you need to understand before your initial outing.  Boating is about more than cracking open a cold one, listening to your favorite tunes and sunbathing.  You need to consider everything from proper attire and safety precautions to laws and regulations.  Here’s a quick checklist to heed before planning your first trip.

 

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