Early education is essential for an onslaught of situations we take for granted, one of which is our own health. Discussing the importance of being your own health advocate with kids is a great way to empower them and get them involved in their own wellbeing. With Breast Cancer Awareness Month already halfway through, there are still a lot of great ways to keep the conversation going with the family, give back and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Whether personally invested or just seeking ways to impact nationally, locally and even globally, start small and check out these easy ways to get involved.
From writing encouragement cards and packing care packages to volunteering at a local run or event, there are countless ways to get involved in your area. Read up online about all the ways to get a group together and donate time and effort to a great cause. Not to mention, donating goods, services and time for an important purpose is a fun way to bond with the kids.
Raising money for breast cancer research can be done by signing up for a sponsored run, walk or local function, or think outside the box and start your own event. Don’t let the idea of a run scare you, most are more fun than strenuous and participants come from all over, wearing pink, walking and cheering each other on. Get creative and sign up to create your own group fundraising function with your family, or an individual endeavor; encourage the kids with a student or team sport. They can enlist their friends and find new fun ways to give back together.
While the Game Pink presents Minecraft Live, Oct. 28, at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas, may be a little last minute, it’s not the only gaming fundraiser of its kind. This particular online-gaming event features top names in the industry as well as a meet-and-greet, costume contest, scavenger hunt and merchandise, but peruse the site for more events and news as they pop up, maybe in your area.
An easy, go-to: donate. Share your donation with friends and family on social media and inspire others to do the same. Think pink and dress the part with the kids while supporting breast cancer research. You’ll feel like a team and wear your support on your sleeves.
Zermatt’s colorful ski boutique-lined Bahnhofstrasse, stylish apartment-style lodgings of every description and views of the Matterhorn from every angle make up one of Europe’s most family-friendly destinations — and it certainly does not hurt that it is proclaimed the “world’s best ski resort” by organizations like SnowOnline.com year after year. During the warmer months, meanwhile, you will see many family groups with kids strolling the shopping streets (sometimes alongside a herd of about 50 free-range Valais Blackneck goats around 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.), enjoying fondue and pizza at nearby cafés, and taking advantage of the many hiking and bike trails.
By Hainan Airlines
In a recent survey by Orbitz, 63 percent of millennial travelers said the hotel amenity they'd like to see more of is plants in hotel rooms. The same number said they seek plant-filled spaces and activities on vacation, including parks and botanical gardens.
The movies and cruise vacations actually have a lot in common: fascinating ports of call, making friends with interesting people, new sensory experiences, the constant change of scenery. When you think about it, it’s no surprise many classic comedies and romances are set aboard cruise ships, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) with Marilyn Monroe, Royal Wedding (1951), An Affair to Remember (1957) with Cary Grant, the more recent and kid-friendly Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and the long-running television series Love Boat.
Downton Abbey swept into family rooms and show-binging homes back in 2010 and is now resurfacing with a new story — this time on film! For Downton Abbey enthusiasts, this is a highly-anticipated event; for newcomers, this is a great chance to binge the show ahead of the film’s release; and for families looking for any excuse to get away, this is the time to take advantage of CIE Tours lineup of Downton Abbey-themed stops.