Guest Contributor: Callie Ward, USU Extension Assistant Professor
We are so lucky to have five National Parks in Utah! Some states don’t even have one! Our National Parks include Zions, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, and my personal favorite, Bryce Canyon. These parks offer millions of acres of historic structures, cultural artifacts, towering hoodoos, and endless skies. Our federal public lands and waters (we can’t forget about Lake Powell aka Glen Canyon National Recreation Area) belong to all Americans and are waiting for you to explore them!
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR: CHRISTINA PAY, USU EXTENSION ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
“Summertime and the livin is easy” or so say the words of an old song. The living might be easy but not necessarily cheap. That said, summertime is full of long sunny days filled with plenty of opportunities for getting outside to make memories with our loved ones. Looking back on the years I spent raising my children, it went incredibly fast. However, I’m grateful for the memory making moments we spent together, especially during the summer months.
Summertime can certainly be stressful for families. Day trips and adventures can be expensive. However, there are ways to keep the kids busy and have fun, too, without it costing too much.
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR: MAREN WRIGHT VOSS, USU EXTENSION ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
As much as we love family, being cooped up at home and nowhere to go for the past two and a half months can make anyone a little stir crazy! Fortunately, even with some travel plans cancelled because of safety concerns, you can still get away and have an incredible adventure. This is an opportunity to save money and build family memories. You can do a road trip with your family for almost nothing—and you can do it right here in Utah.
GUEST BLOGGER: EMMA PARKHURST
Have you ever scrolled through social media and find yourself admiring pictures and posts of others traveling around the world and wonder to yourself, “how on earth can they afford that?!” I’ll be the first one to admit that this thought used to cross my mind quite frequently. That was until I interrogated a good friend that booked a trip to Oslo, Norway and did so without breaking the bank. Her secrets are now my secrets that I’d like to share with you to become YOUR secrets! Below are some tips I learned from her, as well as others from financial experts:
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Labor Day is fast approaching and you know what that means? Besides being able to celebrate the American Labor Movement, it means that we’ve got a long weekend coming our way!
I am a big fan of long weekends because they are an ideal time to plan a local getaway that you otherwise probably wouldn’t have time for. Haven’t planned anything yet for Labor Day? No worries!
I am going to share some cheap, last minute accommodation ideas that you can use this Labor Day that will be sure to satisfy the whole family.
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