Upper Valley Yoga Studios: A Yogi’s Quest

Upper Valley Yoga Studios: A Yogi’s Quest

The Upper Valley is filled with busy, successful people driven by sometimes-hectic schedules, so yoga studios are necessarily prevalent. Whether you practice it every day as part of your exercise program or once a week to clear your mind and restore balance to your life, yoga provides generous health benefits of all kinds. No one is too old or too young, too fit, flabby, stiff, stretchy, happy, or moody for yoga; everyone can grow in the studio. So choose your antidote from the list below and bid farewell to whatever ails you: back pain, stress, inflexibility, or lack of energy. You will sweat, burn, twist, breathe, and, most importantly, smile. Enjoy your journey and namaste!

Perfect Hikes in the Upper Valley

Perfect Hikes in the Upper Valley

Whether you’re a walker, speed walker, jogger, or mountain biker, the Upper Valley has more than enough wooded trails to enjoy endless miles of activity. Especially in summer, these parks, trails, and preserves offer cooling shade, restful quiet, and close contact with the beauty of Northern New England. When you have exhausted this list, browse the complete selection of Upper Valley trails at Trail Finder; I hope you’ll find this resource as useful as I did!

Hidden Treasures: Art Galleries of the Upper Valley

Hidden Treasures: Art Galleries of the Upper Valley

The Upper Valley is nestled in the Northeast’s woods, fields, and farmlands, and hidden among these are outstanding artists of all kinds. Finding examples of their talents is an art form in itself; a day trip to any one of these locations is to be savored and will delight your senses. Each gallery description here is accompanied by a recommended eatery that will complete your artistic excursion. Keep your eyes and mind open in any of these galleries, and the wonders of the Upper Valley art scene will inspire and amaze you.

The Family That Plays Together Stays Together

Family Bonding

American families are returning to traditional family bonding. In 2012, the Columbia University Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) made the case that regular family dinners led to a decreased risk of teen substance abuse. Parents and children are finding comfort and safety within the inner sanctum of the immediate family. A good way to nurture these bonds is to find activities, hobbies and interests to enjoy together. Here are some great family-friendly activities.

Summer is for Music!

Summer is for Music--Alfresco!

Don’t let this brief and beautiful season pass you by without spending a day or evening listening to you favorite music or artists outdoors. We’re fortunate to have so many great venues throughout New England, so pack a picnic and gather friends and family. Relax and soak up the sounds of summer! (Do not forget your insect repellent and for daytime shows, sunblock.)

Get Ready for Swimsuit Season

Get Ready for Swimsuit Season

It’s time to start peeling off our winter and spring layers. It won’t be long before we can hit the beach! This past winter with its polar vortices and fierce winds may be a memory, but some of us will find a reminder or two as we shift into summer clothing too many muffins have left us with muffin tops and other weighty woes. If that sounds like you, too, getting ready for swimsuit season could mean losing a few pounds from here and there. Here are some tips that can help.

Opening Day at Billings Farm

Opening Day at Billings Farm

Billings Farm, a well-preserved microcosm of Vermont’s past, a look at its present, and a peak into its future, has been charming visitors for more than three decades. Part farm, part museum, and wholly natural, Billings Farm offers a glimpse of 19th century farm life. This year the farm will celebrate its 32nd anniversary. Come and enjoy the festivities!

Top Golf Gadgets: Are You Ready for the Season?

Top Golf Gadgets: Are You Ready for the Season?

Are you an avid golfer, or maybe just getting started? Either way, you’re probably looking to improve your game this season. There are a lot of new gadgets on the market designed to help! Check out several of them below.

Celebrate Easter! Great Food & Fun Activities for Kids

Celebrate Easter! Great Food & Fun Activities for Kids

Easter is coming up this weekend, and families all over the country will get together to celebrate. Often, this holiday coincides with spring break for those of you with children still in school. Are you having your family over this Easter? Read on for delicious foods to serve, as well as crafts and a game to keep the kids entertained.

Add a Little Excitement to Your Life’s Travels

Add a Little Excitement to Your Life's Travels

Want to be happier? Then, according to Psychology Today, you should try your hand at a risky activity. Adventurous activities that cause you a little anxiety can help you feel more alive and in tune with your world. If you’ve been searching for an activity to break up your boring routine of work, sleep, work, then check out the following recommendations.

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