Cristel Mohrman

Cristel Mohrman

Stories by Cristel Mohrman

How to Keep Fit During Phoenix’s Sizzling Summers

Jul 24, 2014

Phoenix’s hot summers can make it tough to exercise outdoors. But the Valley has plenty of indoor fitness options for residents looking to work up a sweat, minus the glare of the sun. Rock Climbing Indoor rock climbing gyms feature high walls fixed with synthetic holds to grab onto while you’re scaling the surface. For example, […]

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Pikes Peak or Bust: 3 Ways to Reach the Top

Jul 24, 2014

The 14,115-foot Pikes Peak rises loftily above the town of Colorado Springs, about 70 miles south of Denver. Although the mountain is not Colorado’s tallest “14er” — what locals call 14,000-foot-plus mountains — it is the state’s most famous, according to the City of Colorado Springs. Poet Katherine Lee Bates penned the first draft of […]

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How to Find a Rental Apartment in Chicago

Jul 17, 2014

Tracking down the right rental apartment in Chicago can be challenging. But there are ways to make it easier to find a place that suits your lifestyle and budget. Start by using a free apartment-finding service. Apartment People, for instance, offers no-cost searches for prospective renters from Hyde Park in the south to suburban Wilmette […]

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Fresh Ways to Spend the Fourth

Jul 08, 2014

This year, freshen up your Fourth of July by ditching the holiday crowds and noisy bottle rockets for a less stressful celebration with friends and family. Whether it’s setting up camp in your backyard or hitting the road to explore a national park, check out our ideas to make this year’s July Fourth celebration red, white […]

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4 Reasons to Get Out and Enjoy Boating

Jul 01, 2014

The boating lifestyle is one the entire family can embrace, and the love of boating can be easily passed down through the generations. Ask any boater, and he or she likely will tell you that a parent or grandparent also was a boater. What’s more, avid boaters often introduce their own children to the fun, continuing the […]

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Boaters: Navigate Chicago’s Nautical Nitty-Gritty

Jul 01, 2014

Chicagoans have a soft spot for their large lake—in fact, there are about 160,000 recreational boats in the Chicagoland area, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Lake Michigan is the fifth largest lake in the world, and with spring in our sights, Chicago boaters are already daydreaming of their weekends spent cruising the […]

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Healthy Atlanta — How to Become Part of the Trend

Jun 26, 2014

Atlanta is becoming healthier, according to a recent study by the American College of Sports Medicine. The organization’s American Fitness Index (AFI) ranks the Atlanta metro area 16th on its list of healthiest U.S. cities, up from 21st last year. The yearly study examines a variety of factors, including a city’s green space and activities facilities, […]

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Phoenix’s Most Popular Parks

Jun 25, 2014

Phoenix ranks 28th out of 60 cities in the United States for its parks, according to a recent study by the nonprofit ParkScore. And park amenities extend beyond Arizona’s capital. Parks in the Phoenix metro area offer a wide range of activities, from disc golf to fishing to sand volleyball. Here are some of the […]

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Why Chicago’s Pullman Neighborhood Could Become a National Park

Jun 25, 2014

For a taste of rich history, head to Chicago’s South Side (111th Street and I-94 South), where you’ll stumble upon the quaint Pullman neighborhood. This historic district was the brainchild of George Pullman, president of Pullman’s Palace Car Company, who developed his luxury railroad car factory on the land in the 1860s, according to the Chicago Historical […]

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Maximize Your Colorado Boating Lifestyle

Jun 19, 2014

Boating is a big deal in Colorado. You’ll find jam-packed marinas and lakes even in the heart of the Denver metro area, you’ll see boat-laden trailers and kayak-topped roofs heading west on I-70 on Friday afternoons, and even in the foothills and mountain towns, you’ll spot trailered boats in driveways and yards. The numbers support […]

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