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Get Outdoors in Helen, Georgia

There is no better way to spend the last seconds of summer than to spend them outdoors. The seasons are soon to change, and there will no longer be hot days consecutively, depending on where you live of course. Helen, Georgia is the best place to get in the last cravings of outdoor activities. Here are some outdoor sports and activities that you and your family could partake in at this end of the summer.

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5 Outdoor Activities to Do on Johns Island, S.C.

boat-913576_960_720Located in South Carolina’s Charleston County, Johns Island is the state’s largest island and the 4th largest on the East Coast of the U.S. Named for historic Saint John parish in Barbados, the island encompasses 84 square miles and its population is approximately 14,000. Johns Island history includes significant roles in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars due to its proximity to the Confederate stronghold city of Charleston, which over time has annexed roughly 1/3 of the island into its city limits. Native wildlife and fauna are in abundance, especially among the surrounding marshlands and rivers, most notably in shellfish and dolphins. A popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts, Johns Island also offers plenty of other fun-filled outdoor activities for visitors. Continue reading “5 Outdoor Activities to Do on Johns Island, S.C.” »

6 Hiking Trails in Breckenridge, Colorado

Hiking in Breckenridge, Colorado

When the snow melts in Breckenridge, Colorado, it’s the season for hiking. In a few months, more and more people will be taking to the trails to hike, jog, or go on a casual walk through the nature trails of Breckenridge. The resort city is known for its skiing and snowboarding, but its trails are hidden gems. The trails are gorgeous, the altitude is not too bad, and the hikes are fulfilling. Continue reading “6 Hiking Trails in Breckenridge, Colorado” »

Tips to Reduce High Altitude Sickness on a Ski Trip

Skiing involves some of the highest elevations you’ll ever experience. For example, out west, elevations for skiiers can range from 6,000 to 12,000 feet. Altitude sickness is a temporary illness caused by the elevation and lack of oxygen. Some people not experience it at all, and others will. There are some pretty simple, everyday steps you can take to avoid altitude sickness and reduce its effects. Even taking a painkiller, like Ibuprofen, can help reduce altitude sickness. If you’re one of the select few that might find it troubling to breathe at the ski resort, here are some tips to reduce the effects. Continue reading “Tips to Reduce High Altitude Sickness on a Ski Trip” »

Why it’s Important for Athletes to Visit a Spa

Athletes use up a lot of energy. A day at the spa can create relaxation, clear one’s mind, and sooth tense muscles. Sports athletes exert themselves on a daily basis, and there are plenty of reasons why a soothing, hot bath or massage can promote positive effects on the body and mind. There are plenty of health benefits to visiting a spa, including:

  • Relaxation
  • Loosening of the Muscles
  • Blood Circulation
  • Hydrotherapy from Hot Tubs
  • Promotes Weight Loss
  • Alleviates Joint Pain
  • Improved Sleep

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Why All Athletes Should Use Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an amazing way to enhance your athletic performance by fortifying your overall health. NFL quarterback Matt Hasselback does it, hockey superstar Jaromir Jagr does it, Olympic high-jumper Amy Acuff likes it so much that she learned to practice it herself. Whether you’re one of the pros, a die-hard marathoner, a devoted yogi, or just someone that enjoys exercise, acupuncture can help your body’s health and your athletic performance.  Continue reading “Why All Athletes Should Use Acupuncture” »

Fun Things to Do at the Beach

A beach vacation is nothing without some fun in the sun beach activities to keep you busy and entertained. There is a huge range of things that can make your beach visit overflow with fun, all perfect for kids and adults alike. Here are some ideas of how to take your beach trip over the top! Continue reading “Fun Things to Do at the Beach” »

How to Prepare for Your First Premier League Season

Did you fall in love with the beautiful game this summer during the 2014 World Cup? If you did your next step to crave the soccer yearnings for the next four years is to choose a league to watch club soccer. The English Premier League is the most followed and powerful league in the world and is your next stop to serve your soccer fix. Unlike other leagues, every single EPL game is shown on American television on the NBC Sports family of networks. You can also live stream every match on your laptop, tablet, or phone through the NBC Sports Live Extra app. After downloading the app here’s how you can prepare for your first premier league season.

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Charlotte Hornets Logo History

The Charlotte Hornets are back. The quintessential 1990s team has returned from the graveyard of changed towns and new franchises to become the team everyone remembers for their awesome teal colors and logo. Nothing says 90s than bright colors and a chunky font. The Charlotte Hornets were the poster child for 90s NBA team logos and colors alonside the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. Now they’re back and better than ever. After being moved to New Orleans in 2002, where they now have become the New Orleans Pelicans, Charlotte replaced the Hornets with a new organization under the helm of Michael Jordan called the Charlotte Bobcats. Thanks to the rise in popularity of snap backs and retro jerseys, the original Hornets logo remained popular and influential in the NBA fan hood culture. Even though New Orleans altered the original logo and colors, the original Charlotte Hornets name has remained symbolically strong in the Carolinas and in the rest of the country. The original Charlotte Hornets, with their teal and purple, will return to the court in fall of 2014. Let’s look at a history of the Charlotte Hornets’ classic logo and colors.

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Top 4 Places to Watch the 2014 World Cup

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The 2014 World Cup begins on June 12th.

Every four years the World Cup Final takes place with 32 nations competing in planet earth’s largest sporting event. Even if your not a soccer, “football”, or futbol fan, the World Cup is an entertaining spectacle of passionate participants and heart throbbing moments. Like the Olympics, the World Cup is hosted in a different country every four years across the globe in an elaborate bidding process organized by FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. In 2014 the World Cup will be hosted in Brazil, which is good news for Americans since it will be the first World Cup hosted in the western hemisphere since 1994. This means no waking up at 4am or taking extended lunch breaks to watch the games. Many of the games will be played closer to prime time or in the late afternoon. So get your jerseys, scarfs, and remotes ready, here is your top 4 places to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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