Every fisherman knows that an ideal fishing vacation is categorized by a few different factors including plentiful fish to be caught and a beautiful location. If the idea of an angling getaway has you hook, line, and sinker, then then Thomas Bates has the perfect fishing vacations based on your unique style. From deep sea to lake fishing and fly fishing, these adventures will provide great memories, and maybe even dinner! [...]
Whether you're headed on a weekend hiking adventure, going for a hayride with your family, or simply taking the kids to school, your fall style should be both comfortable and on-trend. As the summer sun fades into autumnal hues of pumpkins and changing leaves, you can take inspiration from nature as you select your outfits. Fall brings colder temperatures, but that's no cause for concern if you know how to combine your favorite pieces. Most importantly, an outfit simply isn't complete without accessories that serve a dual purpose by showing off your style and offering helpful functionality. If you're ready to learn how to accessorize for your active fall style, keep reading![...]
Fall is one of the best seasons to plan a domestic or international traveling adventure. Traveling during the fall combines the benefits of mild weather with the convenience of reasonable ticket prices. Whether you’re headed overseas, or you’re planning to explore some of the beautiful places here in the US, you’ll want to be well prepared with tips that help you travel with safety, style, and peace of mind. [...]
The White Mountains, located in the beautiful state of New Hampshire have attracted tourists from around the world for centuries. The mountains, known best for the stunning and challenging Presidential Range offer the combination of scenic beauty and crisp New England air that attract hikers and backpackers of all levels. If hiking sounds like an appealing adventure for you and your family, then the end of summer or beginning of fall is the ideal season to head for the hills. If you’re not sure of which hike will best suit your unique requirements or level of experience, take a look at the ideas below and get ready to hit the trail![...]
It’s nearly September, and for families around the country, that means preparing for the back-to-school season! For your kids, the thought of heading back to school is both exciting and terrifying. Their personal style is in a state of growth and transformation, so back to school shopping can be a challenge; both for you and for them.
As much as they might protest, it makes sense to purchase more classic staple pieces and fewer trendy items. With the basics, your child can[...]
As the final month of summer approaches, you’re likely beginning to think about the best ways to make the most of the good weather while spending time with your loved ones. If you have the vacation time, an incredible way to end the summer with a bang is by making memories with a family road trip to a National Park. Depending on where you live, you may even be able to visit more than one of the 58 stunning national parks in the US! [...]
With July nearly halfway over, it’s likely that most of your weekend plans involve time spent outside. Nothing feels better than the combination of fresh air and the sun’s warmth, but spending a lot of time in direct sunlight can be dangerous. Instead of missing out on enjoyable outdoor activities by staying inside, keep the whole family safe and have fun with these simple sun safety tips! [...]
As the 4th of July approaches, we prepare yet again to celebrate the freedom and independence of our great country, recalling the history of our nation, and enjoying traditions that have shaped it. For most, the 4th of July is an opportunity to gather with friends and family, enjoy the mild weather of the beginning of summer, and partake in festivities. As Americans, these customs feel as familiar as the scent of burgers on the grill, the taste of cold ice cream, the sound of fireworks, or the sight of stars and stripes billowing in the breeze. [...]
Summer is a beautiful time of year to take a getaway with your family and your sailboat. While there are many perks to sailing around your local harbors, a sailing adventure somewhere new can serve as the perfect opportunity to connect with your family or your spouse, while resetting your internal batteries before you head back to the daily grind. As a sailing enthusiast, you already know that the best sailing excursions are in beautiful areas with fair weather and good company. This summer, why not try some of these memorable sailing adventures with handpicked accessories to match.[...]
With winter’s cold weather melting into buds, blossoms, and sunny skies, it’s undeniable that spring is here. Along with your spring cleaning, fix-it projects, and yard maintenance tasks, springtime is a great opportunity to refresh your wardrobe. Your spring wardrobe overhaul should begin with getting rid of things you don’t need, then finding new ways to breathe life into older pieces.
One of the best ways to transform last year’s style into something that feels fresh and fun for spring activities is by incorporating new[...]