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September 29, 2022

Examples of Community Service

There are several ways to engage in community service. These include crowdfunding, volunteering, and interning. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, consider volunteering with a religious organization. These activities are rewarding and can help you develop a positive self-image. In addition, volunteering can help you meet people and gain a better understanding of […]

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Adventure Tourism
September 12, 2022

Advantages and Disadvantages of Adventure Tourism

Specialized adventure tourism is a niche of travel that involves activities that involve risk or physical exertion. The activities that fall under this category often require special skills or physical effort. This type of tourism is growing in popularity, but it is not without disadvantages. The article below will look at the advantages and disadvantages […]

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summer camps
August 24, 2022

Which summer camps are most popular?

Some of the most prominent and established summer camps are found in New England. One of the first summer camps in the nation, Camp Moosilauke, was established in 1904. The camp’s guiding principle inspires campers to take risks and grow in confidence. Its campus spans over 200 acres and is situated in the White Mountains […]

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August 15, 2022

Nine Tips to Make a Family Hike Successful

As the parent of four children, I witness an improvement in family dynamics whenever we are able to spend time outside together as a family. Whether it’s just playing games or better still going on a family hike or bike ride, we just seem to get along better outside. Conversations come more easily, and we […]

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August 1, 2022

A Brief History of Outdoor Education as a Major

An outdoor education major can be an important step in preparing for a career in outdoor educational experiences. The courses in this major cover various types of outdoor programs and environments, as well as the philosophical foundations and pedagogical skills necessary to teach adventure education skills to otheres. Because the major involves working with people […]

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John R Dockendorf
July 26, 2022

4 Types of Recreational Activities

There are many different ways to break down recreational activities, but the following list is a good start. They are listed in no particular order, and the list is not meant to be ranked. The categories listed below cover activities for people of all ages as well as people in special populations. Most of us […]

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June 30, 2022

5 Characteristics of Great Hospitality – John Dockendorf

What are the characteristics of good hospitality? Well, according to John Dockendorf, good hospitality goes above and beyond providing a clean and comfortable place to stay. It also means demonstrating genuine care and interest towards guests. Here are some of the most important characteristics of great hospitality: Helping a friend or neighbor One of the […]

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April 29, 2022

Musings of a Soccer Dad- why single sport specialization isn’t good for kids

By John R. Dockendorf I never thought I’d be a soccer dad. I always envisioned that weekends with my four kids would be spent hiking in the woods, skiing, or mountain biking. Instead, Jane and I spent many years; and dozens of spring, fall, and even winter weekends dividing and conquering as we figured out […]

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April 29, 2022

Skiing as a Retirement Sport

by John R Dockendorf I was skiing with my good friend Dan Driscoll at Sugarbush in 1981. We were seniors in college, and like most University of Vermont kids, we spent almost all the time we weren’t studying (or drinking) at the slopes with dozens of our college friends. College life sure was good. I […]

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April 29, 2022

The Benefits of Adversity; a Geopolitical Perspective

By John R Dockendorf   “It is an illusion to think that more comfort means more happiness. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk and to be needed – Storm Jameson The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan, a fascinating book, posits that though technology is […]

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