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Podcast Ep 51: Travis Brorsen of My Big Fat Pet Makeover

With the U.S. pet obesity rate for dogs and cats at 50 percent, Animal Planet decided to hire expert dog trainer Travis Brorsen to star in its newest reality series, My Big Fat Pet Makeover, to help folks slim down their…

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Halloween Spider Cupcakes

If you’re looking to make a festive sweet treat to bring to a Halloween party, these spider cupcakes are an easy way to add a little fun into the spooky holiday! Round up the little ones for a little decorating…

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Katabatic Gear Flex 40 Quilt Style Sleeping Bag Review

The Katabatic Gear Flex 40 quilt-style sleeping bag comes with a first-rate sleeping pad attachment system. The Katabatic Gear Flex 40 is a premium quilt-style sleeping bag. Weighing 16.9 ounces (18.2 actual tested), it’s filled with 900 fill power goose…

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Running in Africa | Where’s YiOu?

“Do not leave camp and never walk at night without a guard, even the short distance to the main lodge,” warned our guide. We had just arrived at Chem Chem Lodge in Tanzania, our first stop on the safari portion…

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This Is the Mindset You Need to Lose Weight

If you’ve ever dieted or tried to lose weight before, you’ve likely read a lot of different advice. And a lot of books. And been to a lot of websites. And tried a lot of products. So you, like, KNOW…

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Whitewater Center Birthday Date

Hello from Burlington, Vermont! I arrived in Vermont early yesterday afternoon and will be here through Tuesday morning for a blogging trip that I’ll be sure to recap for you guys ASAP. (In the meantime, feel free to follow along…

Trailblazers: Amanda Jameson

Trailblazer: Amanda Jameson Trailblazing Role: Writer and Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Location: The Great Lakes to the Gulf I’m a Modern Hiker because: I talk about belonging, difference, race, and context both on trail and online. I met Amanda…

Towns Along the BC Ale Trail

If you’re going to give the BC Ale Trail the time it needs to really reveal its treasures to you, you’re going to want to spend a few days on each section. In the Kootenay Rockies, there are plenty of…

Why You Should Track Your Training

There are many trends in health and fitness, but one that’s lasted the test of time is tracking your data. What has changed, however, is the way it’s done. As with the calendar and to-do lists, we’ve gone from the…

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How an FBG Does Myrtle Beach

My husband and I have very different ideas of what constitutes a successful beach vacation. He sits squarely in the sit-on-the-beach-and-do-as-little-as-humanly-possible camp while I prefer something a little more active. The reality is that my body actually doesn’t feel refreshed…