Pleasant Salt Lake City weather is giving everybody the motivation needed to search for outdoor activities. It’s lucky we have within our reach several moderate, yet fulfilling, hikes and walking trails. So on the few days that you have off of work and your dreaded summer semester classes, be sure to go get your Vitamin D and check out some of these local day-hikes. The following three hikes are also all phenomenally dog-friendly if you are lucky enough to have a little friend. The Living Room Lookout Traveling alongside a wooded ravine, this trail is popular during the summertime, especially among locals. This trail is an easy 2.2-mile day-length trail for those wanting to feel a bit productive during their day, but unwilling to overdo it. A hardcore workout isn’t always needed to enjoy the outdoors and the sun. The best part of this trail is the reward at the end — a spectacular view. Consisting of the furniture-esque rock formations at the viewpoint, coining this … [Read more...] about Get Your Vitamin D Hiking in Utah this Summer
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By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant, it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time The Mystery Gift at the End of the World It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant, it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
close Video Maria Elvira Salazar, daughter of Cuban political refugees, warns Democrats 'drank the Kool Aid' on socialism. Former Republican House candidate Maria Elvira Salazar says Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have no idea what they are advocating for. The Democratic Party’s lurch to socialism led to a presidential rebuke at the State of the Union on Tuesday night. From Sen. Bernie Sanders’s call for “Medicare-for-all,” to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal of a “Green New Deal,” to Democratic presidential hopefuls’ hankering for stiff tax hikes, prominent members of the Democratic Party seem unwilling to miss any opportunity to advocate for greater government control of the economy. Yet as Democrats justify grandiose proposals by decrying income inequality, many of us who immigrated to the United States from socialist countries see great irony. After all, unending income equality is what drove us to … [Read more...] about Hey, Democrats, I’ve lived in a socialist country with income ‘equality’ and it was miserable
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and TSXV: WTER), a leading producer of premium bottled alkaline drinking water sold under the brand name Alkaline88®, today announced that its first product from the “A88 Infused Beverage Division” is now available for commercial sale, creating a whole new category of Alkaline88® alkaline water. The Company expects roll-outs of additional products to continue over the next several weeks, that will include sparkling flavored hemp infused alkaline water in a 12-oz sleeve can, hemp infused flavored Alkaline88® original, and vitamin infused Alkaline88® original. Management is showcasing the new A88 Infused Beverage Division product line at two important trade shows: Convenience EPPS and the KeHE Summer show. Event: Convenience EPPS When: February 4, 2019 - February 7, 2019 Where: Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, Illinois Event: KeHE Summer … [Read more...] about Alkaline Water Co Launches First Phase of A88 Infused Division to Consumers at Multiple Trade Shows
Most people don’t think of a little piece of Norwegian sheep wool as a book art, but Anne Brataas does. She showed kids how to make felt from wool at her Make and Take-Along party at December’s European Christmas Market in downtown St. Paul. It was the first time this 5-year-old event had a booth for and about books. Gathering a group of youngsters wearing colorful hats and mittens, Brataas showed them this bookmaking skill: “You take a piece of dyed and cleaned wool that looks like a piece of fluff. You put it in warm water, add a drop of baby shampoo, and work it with your fingers to make felt that you can make into a mug rug.” The wool-to-felt exercise grew out of Brataas’ Fur Lab: Sensory-based Bookcrafting, in which youngsters help her develop characters for her children’s books about environmental detective Mira, whose stories Anne read aloud at the Christmas Market. (More about Mira later.) The kids had fun, but for Brataas, these kinds of … [Read more...] about St. Paul science writer Anne Brataas strives to give growing minds plenty of Vitamin B(ook)