parks

Want smarter kids? Try living near a park.

Want smarter kids? Try living near a park.

TweetScience suggests living near a park can boost childhood brain development. Sure, a view is always nice, but living near a park may offer more significant benefits than just the sounds of birds chirping and children playing. Researchers from Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain studied data from 1,500 children collected during 2003-2013 and performed two types of attention... »

Mesa Verde National Park

Travel Spotting: Five Reasons to Visit Mesa Verde National Park

Tweet The Colorado park was created in 1906 by President Teddy Roosevelt in order to protect some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world. I guess these people weren’t too concerned with landslides. There are over 4,000 archeological sites comprised of over 600 dwellings from the Anasazi people at the park. If you have an age-old sexy archeologist fantasy, this might be the perfec... »

Travel Spotting: Downtown Tampa Waterfront Park

Travel Spotting: Downtown Tampa Waterfront Park

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is a brand new addition to the waterfront canal the runs through downtown. It has replaced the seedy old park of my past, but I don’t really mourn the loss. »

Travel Spotting: Jungle prison camps and cocaine production

Travel Spotting: Jungle prison camps and cocaine production

Tweet Chiribiquete is a National Park in the Amazon of Colombia that is described by natives as a place so breathtaking and beautiful that after experiencing it you are left in a daze that feels much like sleepwalking. Full of lush green tropical forestry, exotic animals and pristine waterfalls, Chiribiquete is every adventurer’s Amazon wet dream. The hard part, however, is getting there. On... »

High Line Park

High Line Park

TweetIf you haven’t checked it out yet you should definitely see the High Line Park while the weather is still nice.  Opened in July, the park is located three stories above street level in the meat packing district. The High Line was, until the 80s, a rail line.  The tracks are still there! But now the rails share the space with the plant life, and foliage that now make their home up abov... »

Watch Movies in the Park- Fo’ Free!

Watch Movies in the Park- Fo’ Free!

TweetIt’s that time of year in NYC again…the parks are crawling with peoples sprawled out all over blankets in the grass, watching movies outside in all of the Public Parks that NYC has to offer, livin’ the dream. Where’s my first outdoor viewing situation gonna take place? I’m not sure.  All I know that it is in the Financial District, TimeOutNY is sponsoring the fi... »