Know Your Sunscreen and its Benefits

Ancient societies used plant extracts and other natural ingredients such as rice bran, jasmine, and olive oil to block the sun’s rays, from the Egyptians to the Greeks and Romans. However, the intention was primarily for beauty because people recognized that sun exposure resulted in tanned skin, and lighter skin was thought … Read more

Health Benefits of Sunbathing

two people sunbathing at the beach

With all of the discussion about seeking cover and applying SPF — even on overcast days and in the winter — it’s easy to forget that tiny amounts of sun exposure can be beneficial. If done correctly, sunbathing, which is the act of sitting or reclining in the sun, sometimes with the … Read more

Tips and Tricks for Enjoying a Hammock

Women relaxing in hammock at campsite

Hammocks are popular for a variety of reasons, including the fact that they are entertaining, pleasant to relax in, and easy to set up. Hammocks are becoming “must-haves” for Scouting campouts. Many are compact and light enough to be taken on day hikes. Down are some ideas for making the most of … Read more

Ways to Protect Your Skin When Swimming

huge swimming pool, a man swimming in the pool, white and blue tiles

It’s definitely a perfect day when you spend a large amount of your summertime day relaxing by the pool or the beach. While you’ll get in some excellent relaxation and fun “me time,” spending lots of time in the water may leave you with more than pruney fingers. Swimming is a kind … Read more

The Best Time To Visit Port Aransas

Port Aransas Marina

Port Aransas is located south of Corpus Christi on Mustang Island. For over one hundred years, this place is known to be the crown jewel of vacation spots on the Texas coastline. But when exactly is the best time to visit Port Aransas, and what are the best things you can do … Read more

Visitor’s Guide to Port Aransas AKA Port A

Boats docked at Port Aransas

Whether you are a resident of the city or a tourist, there might always be a few places you don’t know. Especially in the case of Port Aransas as it is a fine coastal area with good options for shopping, dining, and fishing with restaurants including Virginia’s On the Bay. The area … Read more