People desire lives full of meaning, adventures, and great memories. We look forward to travel, visits with family, and any chance to escape from the daily grind. But once those short days are gone, it’s almost like they barely happened.
Now that most of us carry a fantastic camera in our pockets in the form of our smartphones, we “capture” more memories than ever before. But most people don’t turn those recorded moments into anything more than a quick post on social media and they are lost to the ever-refreshing timeline of our feeds.
There’s an incredibly simple way to make all those moments more meaningful and to keep them accessible so they can warm our hearts: make a photo album.
I love attending cultural events. It’s one of the very few activities that I get excited to leave the house for. The Mrs. and I get all dressed up, her in a favorite dress, me usually in a blazer and tie. We often go for dinner or drinks first, parking somewhere that we can walk to both dinner and the venue. We spend an evening enjoying a lovely performance while sitting quietly (but not passively) together. It’s an introvert couple’s dream date.
The holiday season is for many people a time of to-do lists, hurrying from store to store, buying and wrapping presents, and the chaos of planning a family get together. So many folks get exhausted by all of the errands, planning, and family time. While there’s nothing wrong with all of the normal holiday business, this year, I’d like to encourage you to add a new tradition to your celebration: the Christmas Day hike.
Summer is the season of adventures. We take advantage of the long days and warm weather and we get out there. And out there involves dust, sweat, mud, rivers, oceans, trails, swimming holes, thunderstorms. These conditions demand a bit more from our gear than our day-jobs and urban adventures.
These watches are tough enough for your summer adventures. In general, field watches, dive watches, chronographs, and digital sports watches like those below were all created to be more rugged and to handle the outdoors. And while most of these would look just as good in your neighborhood bar, or hanging out at the pool, or watching a baseball game, their true calling is adventuring. These are the watches you want with you on the trail, in your tent, on the water, around the fire, and under the stars.
A long weekend like Memorial Day is a great chance for some time on the water, but not everyone is close to a beach. However, nearly every city or town does have a lake of some sort (either natural or manmade) nearby. These lakes provide the perfect chance to escape while being close and accessible. They are just right for a great day trip for hiking or a weekend camping trip. But perhaps best of all, many have little beaches that are tailor made for spending a relaxing afternoon.