Traverse City, Michigan is a very popular destination in the summer for its beautiful water, weather, and a love of all things cherry themed or flavored, as the Cherry Capital of the World…..but you don’t have to wait until summer to experience adventure in Northern Michigan! I discovered why Crystal Mountain is a such a popular “snowcation” destination for winter fun too.
Whether you are spending time together as a family or hanging out with friends, these indoor adventures are the perfect way to create memories having fun together. You can find year-round entertainment for all ages at several attractions in Butler County located between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.
Gift giving can always be a bit tricky, especially when you are shopping for athletes. Why not give them a gift that will help them continue to reach their goals, without the hassle of leaving your home?
I have tried the Olympics sport of curling several times during a “Learn to Curl” class.
Each time I LOVED it! Why you ask?
Looking for a gift that keeps on giving?
Why don’t you give someone the gift of adventure instead?
Here are a few reasons why you should consider giving an experience gift instead of a physical one.
Athens, Ohio has been described to me as a hippy college community where many students fall in love with the area so much that they end up staying. In fact, many adults love the vitality of being around the college atmosphere even if they were never alumni themselves. Located in southeastern Ohio along the Hocking River, Athens is surrounded by beautiful mountainous scenery with access to incredible hiking at nearby Hocking Hills along with a community that has maintained a passion for serving up locally served food long before it was trendy.
Color Runs are a lot of fun and these tips will help you have an even more awesome 1st time experience.
1. Wear as many articles of clothing that are white or neon as possible
Also, decide if you want to dress in a theme with your friends or family and if given the option to wear a tutu, always wear a tutu.
2. Decide if you will be wearing your race t shirt during your run
I personally prefer to keep the t shirt to wear for later. We tend to buy cheap white tank tops for races. It’s also best to pick up your items the day before the race so that you can avoid long lines and don’t have to carry a lot of items back to your vehicle before the race begins.
3. Get a before and after shot
4. Coat your hair and face with color just because you can
5. Bring a ziploc bag or waterproof case if you plan on bringing your phone with you during the race, otherwise you might want to bribe someone to take pictures for you
(I used a DryCase for my race)
6. Have a plan of where to meet in case you get separated from each other during the race
I have run a few of these types of races now and we have gotten temporarily separated from our group a few times. It’s good to have a plan in place or your race experience will not be as fun.
7. If you have sensitive eyes, wear sunglasses to keep the color out of your eyes
8. Pack extra clothes
There is a good chance that you might not want to ride home covered head to toe in colored chalk.
9. Bring garbage bags or towels to cover your car seats
Trust me, you don’t want you car to be covered in colored dust. Baby wipes are also really helpful to remove the chalk.
10. Remember that no cares whether you choose to run, jog, slog (slow jog) or walk during your race- Fun Runs are a judgement free zone
11. Celebrate in the color tosses at the end of the race!
Remember that a fun run is just that..FUN! So don’t take it too seriously. If you wanted a serious competitive race, you should have signed up for one. Just enjoy making memories by running through a rainbow of color.
12. Wash your shoes and clothes as soon as you get home
My tanks tops always keep some of the color but my shoes and shorts have always had the color come out pretty easily.
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It can be a little intimidating to sign up for the unknown of a mud race.
Here are some tips to make your first mud race a memorable and enjoyable experience.
I honestly didn’t know much about Marietta, Ohio prior to my visit, but I discovered that the area has a lot to offer visitors. Marietta is positioned along the Ohio River which provides lots of opportunity for outdoor adventure.
West Michigan has a lot to offer when it comes to adventure. I’m sharing 7 adventures that you will want to add to your list to try during your next visit.