What an Inspiring Story! Proves Yet Again Age is Just a Number!

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George is 99 ½. Yes you heard it right. 99 ½.

He started skiing at 43 years old! The age at which most people would think they’re too old to learn something new… well not George!

He loved skiing so much he went back every year and has been skiing for 57 years in the beautiful powdered slopes of Utah.

His best trait? He never gives up, he says.

Just take a minute to listen to him and his idea of happiness.

George, you’re an inspiration to us all! Keep doing what you love!

Two Students Make This Touching Movie And Get Hired by Disney!

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If you keep on believing…the dream that you wish will come true!

This short film, THE PRESENT, was made by two students: Jacob Frey and Markus Kranzler.

It has been screened at over 180 film festivals and won more than 50 awards.

It went viral on social media once it got released online in early 2016 and caught over 150 million views.

So of course when Disney saw it, they hired the students immediately.

Jacob Frey’s credits as an animator now include Walt Disney Animation’s “Zootopia” & “Moana” and Illumination Entertainment’s “The Secret Life of Pets”.

Dream it! Wish it! Do it!

See the talented movie here: https://youtu.be/WjqiU5FgsYc

Love Adventure? Check Out These Top Ten Extreme Sports!

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So Extreme sports (also known as X Games) are usually those activities that are dangerous usually involving speed, height and special equipment.

The motivation? These thrill seekers may be wanting the Adrenaline rush but most extreme sports do involve the outdoors and nature and so it’s probably a combination of adventure and adrenaline they seek.

Either way, if attempting, be careful out there! Or just watch and be amazed at what others enjoy doing :). This is not a complete list by any means. We would probably add cave diving and big wave surfing among others…but #1 is definitely the most amazing!

10. Bull Riding
9. Volcano Surfing
8 Ice Climbing
7. Highlining
6. Skateboarding
5. Creeking aka steep creeking
4. Ice Cross Downhill aka downhill ice cross
3. Motorcross
2. Free Climbing
1. Wingsuit Flying aka Wingsuiting

This is So Cute! Go Ahead Smile, Giggle, Laugh! It’s good for you!

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This one made us smile for sure!

Remember to take time from your busy schedule each day to do just that. Have Fun, Smile, Giggle and laugh!

According to scientific studies, including the ones conducted by Dr. Lee Berk and Dr. Stanley Tan at the Loma Linda University, there are many benefits to laughing!
1. IMPROVES CARDIAC HEALTH
2. TRIGGERS THE RELEASE OF ENDORPHINS
3. REDUCES STRESS HORMONE LEVELS
4. PRODUCES A GENERAL SENSE OF WELL-BEING
5. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
6. WORKS YOUR ABS
7. BOOSTS T-CELLS

Even hospitals have seminars called “Laughter is good medicine”!  Just take a look at this small list of comedians and how long they lived!

Bob Hope, 100
George Burns, 100
Phyllis Diller, 95
Milton Berle, 94
Henny Youngman, 92
Victor Borge, 91

Happy Laughing!

 

Meet Arthur: The Stray Dog who Joined the Swedish Team and Refused to Give Up!

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Everything about this story is inspiring!

This is Arthur…the relentless stray dog who was fed a meatball by a team of adventurers and then kept up on a 430 miles South American mission refusing to leave the team’s side.

He went on huge trails, mountain hikes, 36 mile kayak ride and through mud trails just to be with the team.

And he is doing fine today. He was adopted by a team member and continues to be a true companion!

Unbelievable! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXWJGhWPuzk

And….which bring us to another point…

Go Ahead… Travel With Your Dog!

Family vacations are quite possible even with your dog. Just make sure you take some precautions and plan ahead.
• Have a checkup to make sure your dog is healthy to travel
• Don’t forget his regular food, bottled water and any medications he may need
• Take a crate big enough to hold him. Remember, Crates are required in most airlines.
• Make sure he has a sturdy collar and leash and can be identified if lost.

For more helpful hints, check out the list here: http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/responsible-dog-ownership/travel-tips/

 

Cool Travel Products for 2017!

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Ok. These are pretty cool.

Do your feet get cold in the winter no matter what sock or how many socks you wear? Try the heated insoles!

Or wash necessities, shirts, sweatpants anything you need right away with the Scrubba Portable laundry.

Or gaze at the stars and never wonder what’s out there again with the transparent bubble tent house.

Or isn’t the hooded travel pillow a smart idea?

Or ladies, when that trip is not so glamorous, GoGirl may just come in handy.

Check out the full list here: https://medium.com/@womendigitalnomads/15-incredibly-cool-travel-products-you-need-in-2017-21a2d4b5acc4#.myalweb3g

This is Pure Genius…Edible Six-Pack Rings Mean Safer Sea Life!

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Each year millions of birds and thousands of marine animals get trapped in plastic six pack rings or try to eat them and die.

So Saltwater Brewery created these…edible six pack rings!

Made of barley and wheat remnants left over from the brewing process; these feed marine life as opposed to killing them, are combustible and are strong enough to hold six cans!

Now that’s an invention we call pure genius!

Hopefully more breweries and soda makers will start using these soon.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YG9gUJMGyw&feature=youtu.be

 

Healthy Soups with 5 Ingredients or less!

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There’s nothing better on a cold evening or while entertaining guests than serving a warm cup of soup.

But who has the time and will it be healthy? Most soups take too long to make and tend to have tons of cream or butter it seems.

These soups may look like you spent hours making them but with 5 ingredients or less, they are actually quite doable even with our busy schedules!

Healthy, tasty, quick and easy!

 

Check out the soup recipes here:  http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Quick-Healthy-Soup-Recipes-42969637#photo-42969637

Top 10 fitness vacations for the New Year

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It’s a new year and many people tend to make new year resolutions to get into shape, stay in touch with family and friends and travel more.  

Hm…then why not combine the three?

Many hotels offer fitness camps, yoga classes, gyms and countless activities to help shed away those pounds.

And they say people with strong social ties live longer than those who don’t.

Time to lose weight, rejuvenate relationships and experience new places! Cycle safari in Tanzania does sound interesting….

 

Take a look at the list here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/02/travel/best-fitness-vacations/index.html

World’s Oldest Hotel

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Founded in 705 AD, the Koshu Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Kyoto is a hot spring hotel. In 2011, the 37 room hotel was officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest hotel in the world being continuously operated by 52 generations of the same family!  Keiunkan has four open-air baths and two indoor baths for a total of six baths and all of its water is directly sourced from the hot springs! Mt. Fuji and Jigokudani monkey park are located in the same region as the Hotel and a popular sightseeing attraction for many travelers.

Check out the hotel here: http://www.keiunkan.co.jp/en/