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Weekend With the Grandkids? Turn Your Yard Into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 08.25.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Grandma and Grandpa's house is a magical place for a grandchild. Having your yard certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation can increase the magical factor tenfold and more.

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Quebec Provence, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
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Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Moving among wildlife and experiencing the outdoors are favorite vacation motivators for me, and knowing this adventure would be special, I invited my 12-year old granddaughter to accompany me to make for a cross-generational experience.

5 Ways To Shade Your Backyard This Summer | Posted 07.28.2015 | HuffPost Home

Porches and patios are the perfect spot to enjoy the sun on a hot summer day, but sometimes the heat can be too much.

The Best Outdoor Spaces For Entertaining

Domino | Posted 06.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

Hosting something big? Elevate a backyard bash with rustic tables and elegant place settings for an unforgettable night under the stars.

14 Creative Ideas for a Lawn-Free Yard

Houzz | Posted 05.31.2015 | HuffPost Home

The lawn has enjoyed decades of popularity, and while there are still plenty of things to love about a great lawn, that expanse of green can sometimes be more trouble than it's worth. Check out these 15 inspiring examples of yards using gravel, stone, native plantings and more.

6 Super Successful Ways to Get Rid of Bugs in Your Home and Garden

Hometalk | Posted 05.27.2015 | HuffPost Home

Between the warmer weather and the nighttime cookouts, spring is a constant struggle between wanting to spend time outside and wanting to protect yourself from pesky bugs.

I Remember My First Time

Annemiek van Helsdingen | Posted 06.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Annemiek van Helsdingen

I remember my first time... I was standing in the parking lot. Not that many cars or people here at this hour. I had driven up here, instead of t...

6 Outdoor Adventure Excursions to Supercharge Your Kauai Vacation

Amy Whitley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Amy Whitley

If you're the type of traveler who prefers blisters to pedicures on a beach vacation, or gets more scrapes and bruises than suntan lines, you are our people.

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Outdoors More Enjoyable

Hometalk | Posted 06.08.2015 | HuffPost Home

With the longer nights and the warmer weather, it's time to get your outdoor areas ready for entertaining and relaxing. Upgrading your backyard isn't as tough as it sounds, with these fun and easy DIY's to inspire your decorating spirit.

Color of the Year

Carson Arthur | Posted 01.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Carson Arthur

So what makes a good first impression? Truth is, the color of your home is often the very first thing potential buyers notice when looking at a prospective house. Paint has never been so important.

Enjoy a Weekend Away in the Backyard

Houzz | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

Backyard camping is a great compromise. The kids get s'mores over a firepit at night, and I get my latte in the morning. It's a win/win, and a winning way to bring families together.

PHOTOS: The Most Amazing Outdoor Kitchens From Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 08.13.2013 | HuffPost Home

There's nothing like dining alfresco and enjoying beautiful weather while taking in a pretty view. But cooking outside is even better. And some very l...

10 Incredibly Luxurious Backyards

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 08.10.2013 | HuffPost Home

One has a movie screen, another has a bocce court.

PHOTOS: 10 Chicken Coops That Are Actually Pretty

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 08.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

We're really not sure how we feel about the whole chicken coop craze, but after learning that Jennifer Aniston has one on her Bel Air property, we're ...

PHOTOS: 8 Gorgeous Greenhouses

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 09.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

We love gardening. There's just something so relaxing about planting and tending to beautiful flowers. So, you can understand that we have a deep appr...

PHOTOS: 10 Outdoor Bathtubs You Need To See

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

A great way to really let go of your inhibitions is by installing an outdoor bathtub. Now, we know what you're thinking: What if the neighbors see? If...

Mindfulness In Everyday Life: A Walk In The Woods And Return To Essential Nature

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Life has become so fast-paced, yet we are disconnected in our ostensible technological connections and cannot find firm grounding on the very earth beneath our feet. Run by emotion and speed, video-gamed and overtired, the nurturing aspects of nature escape our view.

PHOTO: Plants That Even You Can't Kill

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

You can hang it in memory to all the sad houseplants that came before it.

PHOTO: The Coolest Backyard Feature Ever

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.24.2013 | HuffPost Home

Talk about really getting in touch with nature.

PHOTOS: 10 Jaw-Dropping Infinity Pools

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

These gorgeous water features make us want to swim forever.

PHOTOS: 10 Of The Most Charming Cottage Gardens

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 09.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

All outdoor spaces are unique in their own way. But if you're really looking to up the ante in yours, we recommend take a cue from these lovely cottag...

5 Unheard of Camping Essentials

Dana Holmes | Posted 09.11.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

If you're planning a camping adventure with someone who loves the outdoors, chances are they already have the essentials taken care of.

PHOTOS: Happy National Picnic Month!

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

Get inspired to recreate park-style dining in your own home.

PHOTOS: 10 Fabulous Outdoor Dining Rooms

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 06.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

Here's how you really set the mood for a great summer party.

PHOTOS: 15 Outdoor Showers That Will Help You Let Loose

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 06.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

Maybe just give your neighbors a heads-up before you install one.