With an increasing number of people becoming fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it makes sense that many are getting the itch to once again travel. Unfortunately, the pandemic situation, while getting better, is still far from perfect. New variants of the virus are out there circulating, and there’s a sizeable portion of our population that says they are unlikely to get or won’t get vaccinated. Still, there’s good reason to believe that travel at some point this summer is possible. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning a summer vacation in 2021.

Get Vaccinated.

The first step to traveling this…


When it comes to running, there are generally two ways to work out. You can either run short distances at high speeds, pushing your body to the limit and then resting in between, or you can run at a steady pace for long-distance working on your long-term endurance. Of course, both exercise methods have their pros and cons, but w hich one is better ? To answer that question, we’ll have to break things down a bit more.

High-Intensity Intervals

Interval training is a great way to boost your cardiac output and push your body to the limit. When running intervals or…


Personal trainers aren’t cheap. You’re hiring a professional, and sometimes you see them multiple times a week. Are they worth the investment? Often they are, for numerous reasons.

Reasons for Hiring a Personal Trainer

First, we should discuss that personal trainers aren’t for everybody. Depending on the price and how often the sessions are, it’ll cost you hundreds or more a month. This is not a good idea if your financial situation isn’t solid. You can always wait until you get a raise, a better job, or properly implement a budget.

With that being said, there are multiple excellent reasons to get a personal trainer. Many…


The United States has 63 incredible national parks, all of which are worth visiting if you have the chance. However, many people won’t be lucky enough to see every single park; if you have to choose only a few, here are some that will offer a truly unforgettable experience.

The Grand Canyon is a truly magnificent sight however you choose to experience it. Visitors can participate in guided tours down to the bottom, hiking trips, camping, and river excursions. If you want to see the majesty of the canyon in a genuinely unique way, try taking a walk on the…


Nestled outside of New York City’s concrete jungle lie the extraordinary opportunities of northern New York state. Charming communities and stunning scenery await those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle. These five towns are a must-see.

North of Albany is the historic city of Saratoga Springs. Noted for its horse racing, fans can stroll among the trophies at the National Museum of Racing and spend a day at the Saratoga Race Course. For those that live life in a faster lane, there’s the Saratoga Automobile Museum. …


Spring is right around the corner. A time of out with the old and in with the new. This concept applies to more than just material things. Spring’s a great time to reevaluate fitness approaches. The following tips can help energize and reorganize any routine.

Clothing makes the man, but with fitness, this thinking sometimes gets left behind. is the perfect time to look at attire and spruce up what has been neglected over the long winter months. Check shoes for wear and tear. Toss shabby sportswear. An updated wardrobe can pump up attitudes.

Taking fitness out into the sun…


The lockdowns have been an excellent opportunity for many people to work on personal development. For many, this means trying to get in shape. Unfortunately, while the lockdowns give us an abundance of time, they also limit our access to proper training facilities.

Thankfully there are many ways to get in shape without weights . Some of the more popular ways involve plyometrics, yoga, and bodyweight exercises. So long as you have a flat floor and a wall, many exercises can be done to improve your fitness.

This is just like a regular push-up but harder. You make a flat…


The Catskills is home to many breathtaking waterfalls. These waterfalls can be seen by taking hikes through the forest. Those that love spending time in nature are urged to embark on these hikes.

Some waterfall hikes are easier than others. Beginner hikers are encouraged to start with the Old Mill Falls. The hike is a total of 200 feet, and the most used starting point for it is Josh Road, which is on top of the Platte Clove Road. Those who drive in can park there and make their way over to King Post Bridge, where the Old Mill Falls…


The cold weather is settling in, but that doesn’t mean the winter blues have to. The pandemic has changed a lot of things, but not the importance of exercise. Exercise has become even more critical because obesity is one of the leading risk factors for more severe COVID-19 symptoms. Staying active during a pandemic isn’t just possible; it’s necessary.

Before you can start figuring out how to stay more active during a pandemic winter, it’s essential to know why you should be active in the first place. Obesity is one of the underlying health conditions that put you more at…


If you’ve traveled to Niagra Falls and had your fill of all three of the falls composing it, it might seem as though there isn’t anything left to do. However, if you’re willing to look a little more closely, there are plenty of unique activities to experience in Niagra Falls, NY, that don’t involve the iconic water feature.

Whirlpool Rapids

These rapids are some of the most dangerous in the world. There are many ways to view this spectacular phenomenon, including the trails in Whirlpool State Park and Devil’s Hole State Park. If you’re looking for an aerial view, try…

Andrew Lombara

Andrew Lombara is a professional living in New York, New York who, in his spare time, likes to travel and cheer on Boston sports teams. http://andrewlombara.com

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