Category Archives Balanced Living

Road trip in Canada today!
When you live near destinations known for their cultural interest, natural beauty or fun attractions, it’s easy to take them for granted. But don’t! Whether you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary, you’re only a car (or ferry) ride away from a host of great day trips and weekend getaways. Before summer’s over, take in [...]
Homemade bath products make luxury creative and affordable
There’s nothing like sinking into a fragrant tub or stepping into a shower scented with all your favorite things to make you feel pampered. But sometimes it’s tricky to find just that right fragrance for your mood or the moment, or maybe you have sensitive skin and can’t use a lot of commercially available bath [...]
Take a road trip through the marvelous midwest!
For Midwesterners, the hardest part about taking a summer road trip is narrowing down where to go. With an abundance of national and state forests, lakeside beach resorts and historical cities and towns that take you to another time and place, the Midwest truly offers something for everyone. So don’t let summer pass you by [...]
Explore the Southeast on a road trip
The end of summer is fast approaching! Things start to wind down; students and teachers are preparing to get back to school and everyone is trying to get their last fun activity in before the season is over. Luckily the Southeastern U.S. is filled with an endless variety of things to do. From gorgeous beaches [...]
Kid Stares out Window on Rainy Day
It's raining, it's pouring...but it doesn't have to be really boring! No parent wants to hear their child complaining because they can't go out and play on a rainy day or weekend. Get your community involved! Other parents in your neighborhood are in the same position and there is power in numbers. Use your community newsletter [...]
Want the wilderness without the work? Try glamping!
Ah, wilderness… Some folks thrive on spending time roughing it just so they can be out in nature. You know the type: They hike into the woods with everything on their back. They set up their own tent and cook over a campfire. Then, when the day is over, they crawl on hands and knees [...]
Make sure to pack all your gadgets for vacation!
Summer days are here, and beach days and road trips beckon. But just because you’ll be near the sand and surf or completely out of range in the middle of nowhere (try a national park!) is no reason to travel without your favorite gadgets. We’ve compiled a handy list of gadgets that will make your [...]
Spring is filled with gift-giving holidays, from graduations and end-of-the-year thank-you tokens to Father's Day and spring wedding anniversaries. It can get a little crazy to keep your shopping list organized, but you can turn what might be a chore into a fun project if you go the DIY route. Instead of fighting crowds at [...]

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