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October 11, 2016


 It was the perfect escape we all needed; a weekend getaway up North to remove ourselves from the stress and hustle of life and reconnect with the outdoors. This weekend we joined 5 other couples (and 3 dogs) in Duluth for a weekend of outdoor adventures. As the fall colors peaked, we hiked, mountain biked, ate and drank our way through the northern woods.

This wasn't the first time we have all got together to go outside and camp but the more we get together and explore the outdoors together I realize how important camping is for adults and here's why:

  • Disconnect from Tech - You need this more than you know - a break from all technology. Luckily where we were camping, no one had cell reception so we were forced to be without. Life is so much better when everyone is engaged and present in a conversation.
  • The Simple Life - In a way I think we're all guilty of 'Keeping up with the Joneses'' and being out in nature makes you realize how simple life is and how little we need to meet our needs.
  • Exercise Explorations - Fill your days with outdoor exercising - hike, bike and trail run / walk your way through the outdoors. When you have all of this in your 'backyard' how can you just sit there. Getting out and to bike and hike will help you experience the place you are camping in a new way.
  • Get Inspired - Being outdoors always gives me a fresh perspective on life and art. Without the distractions of everyday life and having the chance to reflect with a clear mind - I am always able to get inspired by something new.
  • Refresh - The Monday after a camping excursion, I feel refreshed and relaxed. It's a calming, fulfilling feeling that takes the restlessness out of me - it's my camper high.