Articles written by: Kathy Dieser

If Kathy could create a new job title and get paid to do whatever she wanted, she would be "Professionally in Pursuit of the Good Life" (but try to fit THAT on a business card). She graduated with a degree in Communications from Indiana University in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana in the spring of 2012 and moved to Colorado as soon as possible because no offense to Indiana, but it's a little flat out there. In her free time she can be found practicing her gourmet cooking skills over an open fire, reading in climbing trees, or pretending she's a bear in the Rocky Mountains, hoping she doesn't actually run into a real bear, because that might be a little awkward.

6 Reasons it Isn’t too Late to Get Outside
Mobilization and Events

6 Reasons it Isn’t too Late to Get Outside

Are you new to the outdoor scene?  Or maybe you aren’t even new, maybe you are completely on the outside looking in (or the inside looking out in this case I guess) wondering how you could ever accomplish something like climbing a mountain or rafting down a river.  I’m here […]

8 Outdoor First Dates NOT to do
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8 Outdoor First Dates NOT to do

Romantic ladies and fellas of the outdoors world, we all certainly salute you. Being outside can be incredibly sexy, what with the summer sun kissing skin and bleaching hair, or winter winds making cheeks rosy. When you’ve found your fling, you are probably pretty excited to take them on your […]

Seven Romantic Outdoorsy Ideas to Rekindle the Heat in your Relationship
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Seven Romantic Outdoorsy Ideas to Rekindle the Heat in your Relationship

You’re in love. That’s beautiful. You’ve been dating this person for what? Like six months? Or is it more like six years? Have you lost count of the number of times that you’ve gone to the movies? Ugh. Just because you’ve been in a relationship with someone for pretty much […]

7 Good Outdoor Activities for your Family
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7 Good Outdoor Activities for your Family

So you’ve resolved to spend more time outdoors with your family, but you don’t really know where to start.  “Can I really take my two year old and my six year old up Mount Everest?” you ask yourself.  Well the answer here is:  you possibly can, but honestly, in most […]

The Benefits of Getting Your Kids Outdoors
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The Benefits of Getting Your Kids Outdoors

Kids today are amazing.  Somehow because of the world that they were born into, that eight year old is probably able to program computers, actually use all those little apps your cell phone has, and probably even get into your electronic bank account.  They speak in a different language of […]

Unsquishable Pack Foods
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Unsquishable Pack Foods

I’m a Tupperware lover.  I hate when my sandwich doesn’t look exactly like it did when I made it, and I strategically stack lunches so that my banana doesn’t get smooshed and my cookies don’t crumble.  I’m not picky necessarily, I just don’t like when my lunchbox starts chewing my […]

Festival for Water, June 9th
Outdoor Advocacy

Festival for Water, June 9th

What’s the most important thing to remember when you go outdoors?  A GPS?  Colorful ultra light wool socks?  A hand carved walking stick?  Useful, maybe (and a handcarved walking stick?  Talk about street cred)…but definitely not nearly as important to life in general as say…water.  Water!  The elixir of life, […]

Professional Skills from Not-So Professional Activities
Outdoor Advocacy

Professional Skills from Not-So Professional Activities

So there you are, sitting in an interview for that sweet job that you really (think at least) want.  You’re wearing business professional and wielding those crisp, fresh resumes in your portfolio.  You have a college degree; you have (at least most of) the qualifications that the job description demanded.  […]

7 Outdoors Organizations Worth Your Time
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7 Outdoors Organizations Worth Your Time

You consider yourself a nice person, right?  Maybe you cry during sweet movies, or hold the door open for people at the grocery store.  Maybe you’ve helped a stranded car on the side of the road get gas, or even just smiled at someone having a bad day and said […]

Being a summer camp counselor is AWESOME
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Being a summer camp counselor is AWESOME

Especially in the Northeast, there is a magical thing called “sleepaway camp” that many people have only heard of in books and TV.  They are havens of fun and excitement that thousands of kids partake in every year (granted they have the funds available).  I’m not talking about the weeklong […]