Travel

New Survey Indicates RV Camping will Thrive through Pandemic

Stay-at-home orders and social distancing caused by the Covid 19 pandemic has thrown personal recreation for a loop. But isolated individuals and families have sought refuge in the outdoors, as social distancing is much easier to accomplish in wide-open spaces with fresh air. Camping, specifically out of a camper, is an ideal way to enjoy the outdoors in a safe, responsible environment as the pandemic stretches into summer 2020.  Thor
Off The Beaten Path Photography Travel

Tour of Lakes and Hiking Trails in Colorado

For my birthday week, I tend to go on a little trip - discovering new places. This year, I created a little trip I just may turn into an annual vacation. As I was thinking about a last minute trip a week or so before my birthday, I searched for reservations at various campsites and found one spot at Grand Lake available for two consecutive days…. So I made the
Business

How COVID-19 Could Impact the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap has been an ongoing issue that is only exacerbated by increased unemployment brought on by the pandemic. According to the the statistics from the Department of Labor, unemployment peaked in April This was the highest rate and the largest month-over-month increase in the history of the data. These numbers disproportionately impacted women with a rate of 16.2% percent, versus 13.5% for men.  Businesses may finally be
Photography Travel

7 Great Stargazing Destinations

Anyone who has ever spent a night camping in the wilderness knows how incredibly  awe striking a clear view of the night sky can be. Seeing a galaxy full of stars in full definition without the intrusion of light pollution inspires wonder, elevates mood, and maybe causes a bit of neck soreness from staring straight up into the cosmos for minutes on end. The benefits of a clear night sky
Business

The Impact of Hiring a Diverse Workforce

The benefits of developing a workforce with different backgrounds and experiences go far beyond just cultural diversity. It doesn’t matter if you are a huge company or just a few people working out of home offices, a diverse workforce will positively impact not only the quality of your output but also your company culture.  Companies being open to hiring employees from all sorts of different backgrounds regardless of race, religion
Photography Travel

5 Steps to Be Wildfire Aware and Prevent Forest Fires

The allurement of living amongst nature has increased the building of homes, businesses, and recreation infrastructures in close proximity to wildlands. The coexistence of urban populations and communities with the forest increases the threat of wildfire to property and human life. The US Forest Service initiates steps to mitigate the threat of forest fires to at-risk communities through fuel mitigation. The goal is to promote forest health and restoration projects,
Lifestyle Travel

Diversity and Inclusion in the Outdoors and What Groups To Follow

While some people venture into the wilderness for solitude, for many others finding a sense of community in the outdoors is a high priority. But finding a community of like-minded adventure buddies can be a daunting challenge, especially for already marginalized groups. The media’s depiction of an outdoor enthusiast still tends to skew very white and very male. We have seen a recent surge in diversity and inclusion in the
Gadgets & Gear Travel

Best Camping Tents For Extreme Storms – 2020

Three Tents and a Big Storm: A real-life case study. Besides serving as your cozy, warm, and comforting homestead in the wilderness, your tent’s main purpose is to shield you from the elements. While regular waterproofing treatments to your rainfly, seam-sealed constructions, and seasonal ratings are important aspects of your shelter durability and structural integrity are the key components of a reliable tent. Your tent should be able to withstand
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Travel

New Survey Indicates RV Camping will Thrive through Pandemic

Stay-at-home orders and social distancing caused by the Covid 19 pandemic has thrown personal recreation for a loop. But isolated individuals and families have sought refuge in the outdoors, as social distancing is much easier to accomplish in wide-open spaces with fresh air. Camping, specifically out of a camper, is an ideal way to enjoy the outdoors in a safe, responsible environment as the pandemic stretches into Summer 2020.  Thor
5 Tips To Keep Remote Team Members Engaged
Business

5 Tips to Keep Remote Teams Happy and Engaged

COVID-19 has changed the landscape for many businesses and workers. Here are a few tips on managing a remote team in the short and long term. Due in part to COVID-19, successfully building and managing a remote team is now a critical part of any business strategy. But fear not. OUTRIGGER ADVISORY GROUP is here with some best practices and tips to keep your team happy and healthy. Remote work