6 Simple Labor Day Backyard Activities
Labor Day, which falls on Sept. 7 this year, is right around the corner. With no work in sight, it’s a perfect time to bail on your daily commute and…
Pack Your Bags for These Last-Minute Summer Vacations
With the end of summer just around the corner, your thoughts may be centered around how to enjoy the last of the warm weather in your area while relaxing on…
car air conditioning
Is there anything worse than a hot, stuffy car in the summer? You may enjoy spending time outdoors during the summer months, but the heat and sun can make driving around…
Marigolds in a backyard crate
Gathering with friends and family for barbecues and backyard parties is a hallmark of summer. But the summer doesn’t just bring people out — it also brings out pesky little…
Your Guide to Outdoor Summer Fun and Safety
As the sun warms the air, you may be making plans for barbecues, outdoor swims and any other excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors, even if you’re going…
Hot Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle in Warm Weather
If you’re thinking about taking up motorcycling, you probably have a good handle on the gear you’ll need — helmet, jacket and pair of riding pants (or one-piece motorcycle suit),…
Cut Down Your Air Conditioning Costs This Summer
Sweltering summer temperatures can send many Americans’ air conditioning costs soaring. But you don’t necessarily have to choose between a comfortable home temperature and lower costs. There are ways to keep…
End the Summer in Style with a Block Party
Soon enough, summer will be winding down, and the kids will be heading back to school. But before we all say goodbye to sunshine, swimsuits and sunblock, consider one last…
How to Save Water, and Money, on Your Yard
Colorado residents use as much water on their yards and gardens every year as they do inside their homes, according to Colorado WaterWise, an organization dedicated to water conservation and…
campfire cookouts for kids
This year, we’re taking kid-friendly campfire cookouts to another level, beyond weenies and s’mores. Whether you’re grilling in your backyard or over a fire pit at the campground, these safety guidelines,…