The weather is finally warming up for those of us on the east coast and we may be eager to take our workout outdoors. But, we all know that saying "April showers brings May flowers." What can you do when rain dampens your workout plans? Here are 7 ways to blast fat fast indoors using no more than your own body weight as equipment. Of course, check with your doctor before starting any fitness program if you have any health issues. By the way, these workouts can be done anywhere so no excuse for not being able to workout while traveling!

5 Questions with Whitney Neugeberger of Whale Scout

By Charyn Pfeuffer

There are a lot of people in the Pacific Northwest invested in the preservation of our endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW). While most organizations take an oceanic approach, Whitney Neugeberger, Director of Whale Scout, takes a slightly different tactic. She strives to help our whales through land-based measures.

Reserve a Hotel Room with Just a Few Tweets

Imagine you could reserve a hotel room with just a few tweets. Well, the travel-savvy folks behind Stayful, a site where travelers can bid on boutique hotel stays and snag a great price, have made the booking process that simple. The system is called #tweetstay, and it's as easy as completing this sentence in a tweet:

@stayful #tweetstay I'm going to [destination] & want a [price] hotel, [arrival date], [# of nights]

"Every Kid in a Park" Hopes to Get 4th Graders Outdoors

Every kid deserves the chance to explore, learn and play in our nation's great outdoors.

Spring Break Travel Plans

March and April mean Spring Break for students and a great time for families to get away. Whether you stay close to home or plan an extensive trip, here are a few of my favorite spring break trips from years past, and what I've learned about traveling during the spring season.

Go "Wild" Before Your Next Hike

By Charyn Pfeuffer

By now, you've probably heard of Cheryl Strayed's New York Times bestselling memoir, Wild. Published in 2012, the book chronicles Strayed's 1,100 mile solo hiking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail as she tried to make peace with drug abuse, divorce and her mother's death.The book was made into a film; Reese Witherspoon gave a brilliant performance as Strayed.

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