1 Hotels Hanalei Bay in Kauai: A New Favorite Destination

In surfing culture, there’s this thing about keeping mum when you find an amazing and uncrowded break—a place that lifts your spirits, clears your mind, works your body, and insists you return for more. Locals, understandably, want their piece of undiscovered paradise unspoiled by the masses. And when an outsider stumbles upon the hidden treasure, they too can’t help but think, “I’m keeping this to myself.”

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The fanny pack (crossbody bag) that you need for all your travels

Whether traveling across town or across the world, you need essentials on your person for the day or as long as you have the urge to explore. Athletic-minded traveler Jake has advice.

Why should you follow his advice? Because Jake has been traveling the world NON-STOP for the last 5 years. Okay, Jake, tell us what you have learned.

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Mind, Body & Soul: Three Reasons to Experience a Sound Bath

The human mind is a powerful tool. It can create something out of nothing. Think about it. Nearly everything we encounter began with an idea in the mind. The value of keeping this tool, the mind, sharp cannot be understated.

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Marathon Runner vs. Salsa Dancer. Who is the better athlete?

Crossing the finish line of any marathon for the first time requires physical and mental conditioning. There's physical fatigue, the mental highs of pushing past psychological limitations, and the sheer excitement of feeding off competitors and a crowd.  It is just this sort of physical and mental prep that are also required to be an accomplished salsa dancer.

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New Fitness Equipment for 2015 - IHRSA Review

My takeaway from 2015's IHRSA show--where the fitness industry's biggest players reveal their latest and greatest equipment--is that not much new or better "stuff" is coming this year.

I strolled the aisles (and occassionally posed for photographs) with close friend and colleague, Jen W.--The Biggest Loser's new hit trainer. And, unlike past shows that wowed me with new equipment, this year's show was a bit of a dud.

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Our brains need exercise. Another reason to MOVE!

Yeah, we know, we know…exercise is good for us. 

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How to take your kid cycling: iBert Review

Active parents mean active kids right?  And cycling is a great family activity, even for the little ones. We recently recommended the iBert Safe-T-Seat in our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide, but now we have fully tested the seat.  And we're pleased that our recommendation stands!

First, a few product notes:

-  It's a front mounted seat designed for kids under 38 lbs. who can sit up on their own

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BoxCycles Cargo Bike for the Family

** Editor's Note: This post was modified 2024. The Solana Beach Co. mentioned is no longer in business.

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Fat and UN-happy. No more.

**Ediitor's Note: Some changes were made in 2024.

Brad Heutmaker contributed this Blog. He knows travel! In only 7 months this year he has qualified for Platinum with US Airways and is Gold Elite with Marriott. You can follow Brad on X @bradheutmaker.

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The HCG Diet, an unconventional journey to better health. Part one.

Editor's Note: Some updates made 2024

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