family fun activities

Easy (Really!) Halloween Costumes

Easy (Really!) Halloween Costumes

So it's Halloween and you don't have a costume? Took a look at costume ideas online and shrieked in fright at the level of complexity most costumes seem to have these days? Well fret not, for I have some tried and true last minute costumes for you!

The Coolest Newsletter

The Coolest Newsletter

Happy Fall Equinox! We often associate starting over or trying new things with the New Year, but Fall is also a great time to step back and reevaluate ourselves before we go back into our usual office or school routines. As such, I've decided to make self-improvement— both mental and physical— our focus for the fall season. If you haven't been keeping up with our blog, here's some of what you've been missing:

How to Prepare for a Ride

How to Prepare for a Ride

With the start of fall comes the start of Ride— or Bike— season! If you decide to participate in a Ride this fall, you certainly don't have to take it as seriously as a competition or a race. The most important thing is to have fun, so we've compiled a few things to get you ready for the big day:

Kayaking

Kayaking

If you love water but don't necessarily love getting wet, then aquatic sports might not seem right for you. But what if there was a way to be near the water without ever getting wet and you get a workout out of it? Sounds too good to be true? Don't take it from us, hop on a kayak or canoe and try it out for yourself!

Hiking

Hiking

Beautiful weather and clear skies are a perfect recipe for a day outdoors. Grab your walking shoes and hit your favorite trail— or visit a route you've never traveled before!

Inside Look: Accessibility in the NY State Fair

Inside Look: Accessibility in the NY State Fair

As a Texan, I am no stranger to large and crowded State Fairs. However, in spite of living nearly 6 years in upstate New York, I never had the time or opportunity to make it down to the NY State Fair. So when a good friend of mine (and Syracuse native) offered to show me around, I immediately said yes! 

Cycling

Cycling

What's safe, family-friendly, fun and can be done from the comfort of your home? Cycling! So grab your helmet and ride to your favorite park. Plus, with adaptive bikes and trikes, anyone can ride! So let's go!

Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks

Amusement parks. It's every kid's dream to go to one. (Especially that really big one with the castle and the ears!) But let's face it: parks can be big, scary, and exhausting. More trouble than they're worth, right? Wrong! Here are our quick tips to ensure a fun time at a park! 

A Day at the Grill

A Day at the Grill

You say "Summer!" and I say "Cookout!" Don't let your friends and family go hungry this summer, fire up that grill!

Road Trip

Road Trip

What's better than open road and open skies? Exactly. So hit the road and let's go!

Let's Go Swimming

Let's Go Swimming

Whether you live right on the beach or not, summer is definitely the time for fun in the water! Grab your favorite fruity drink and settle in for a day by the shore!

Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

Summer is the time for festivals and fairs. If you haven't had the chance to grab a funnel cake or fried Oreo then you're doing summer wrong, my friend. Still, summer festivals, with their large crowds and hot weather, are no walk in the park. As a seasoned festival-goer here are some of my quick rules to enjoying (and surviving) a summer festival.

The Summer Bucket List

The Summer Bucket List

Summer is almost over! Whether you're dying of boredom at this point or desperately behind on your summer to-do list, we've got some fun activities that are a must before the summer ends. Remember, what's the point of working hard if you don't play harder?

Summer Travel Safety Guide

Summer Travel Safety Guide

Don't let the heat get in the way of summer fun! When it comes to traveling and spending time outdoors in the summer heat, it's important to do certain cooling practices to stay safe. We've compiled this summer travel guide to keep you safe in the heat!

How to Stay Cool at Night

How to Stay Cool at Night

What's worse than trying to fall asleep in a boiling hot room? Do you love the great outdoors but dread sleeping in a cramped, hot tent? You need your sleep to go on adventures, so we've got 4 easy ways to keep cool on those hot summer nights!

Travel Bag Essentials

Travel Bag Essentials

Whether you're traveling by plane, train, ship, or car, there are just some things you need to carry with you at all times while traveling. These personal travel bag essentials will keep you cool and comfortable under the pressure of travel and get you one step closer to relaxation!

How to Prep for a Cookout

How to Prep for a Cookout

Memorial Day, the kickoff of cookouts, is next week. As anyone born and raised in Texas knows, cookouts are no casual affairs— they're a way of life! Planning and preparing for a cookout can seem insurmountable; it's certainly easy to get lost in the details of preparing for such a big event. But don't worry we got you covered. Here are 5 easy steps from a seasoned veteran to prepare for a cookout!

Inside Look: Walk MS 2017

Inside Look: Walk MS 2017

Crystal shares her story on what it was like to participate in Walk MS Buffalo and Rochester. 

The Coolest Newsletter

The Coolest Newsletter

This month we discuss a whirlwind of events: RIT's Effective Access Technology Conference, the Rochester Venture Challenge, Imagine RIT, and Walk MS!

How to Prepare for a Walk

How to Prepare for a Walk

With the start of summer comes the start of Walk season! This means that several organizations around the country are gearing up to host Walks for fundraising and to increase awareness of the cause they represent. If you decide to participate in a Walk this summer, here are a few things you should do to prepare yourself for the big day...