• Promoting play: The importance of a spontaneous summer

    With schedules bursting with school work, after school activities and summer camps, few kids leave time for spontaneous play. But a local woman is out to change that. Plus, tips for summer play.

  • How to ward off mosquitoes this summer

    WASHINGTON — Want to stop mosquitoes from ruining your summer? For years, campers, hikers and many others who loved spending long hours in the hot outdoors thought garlic pills and vitamin B were the answers to warding…

  • Bear Grylls ‘runs wild’ with celebrities in TV show (Video)

    If you had to go on a survivalist adventure in the wild with a celebrity, who would you choose? Adventurer Bear Grylls has his pick of the litter when it comes to helping A-listers rough-it in his new NBC show, \”Running Wild with Bear Grylls.\”

  • Take a hike: Local trails and area excursions

    Dealing with the day-to-day grind in the Washington area can leave you feeling a bit claustrophobic. Get out in the open air and go for a hike at one of these local spots.