Tuesday, June 19, 2018

12 Golf Courses Within 50 Miles

If your a golfer visitng the resort, you will be happy to know there are 12 Golf Courses within an easy 20 to 50 miles of the resort.
The Wilderness At Fortune Bay offers 18 holes and is only a 30 minute drive. There are many more to choose from. Three Brothers Golf Course Miles from Orr: 16 Holes: 9 Par: 36 Vermilion River Greens 5530 Crane Lake Road Buyck, MN 55771 (218)993-2246 Vermilion Fairways Golf Course Miles from Orr: 20 Holes: 9 Par: 36 2407 Vermilion Drive Cook, MN 55723 (218)666-2679 Wolf Ridge Golf Course Miles from Orr: 23 Holes: 9-18 Par: 36-72 8501 Savage Road Angora, MN 55703 (218)-666-0218 The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Miles from Orr: 37 Holes: 18 Par: 72 Fortune Bay Resort & Casino Tower, MN 55792 (218)753-6400 Find more golf course listings on our website at http://aspenmn.com/orr_area.html

Vacations Offer Great Bonding Time

While staying at a resort offers lots of opportunity for activites, It can be fun to plan a special one-on-one day out with your kids.
Below are some ideas that you might both enjoy. *Shop for a special outfit *Get a pedicure *Have lunch at a quaint local restaurant *Visit an area farm or animal shelter *Grab a golf or tennis lesson *Visit the area antique shops *Play a round of golf *Hit the arcades *Visit area outfitters and rent a canoe *Rent a bike and hit the trails *Check out area artists

Getting Kids Interested In Hiking

*Bring Snacks - Lots of Snacks, let kids go pre-hike food shopping
*Get them involved in planning - let kids help choose the route you will take on your hike. *Having something to see at the end of the destination like a waterfall or epic view can help keep kids motivated *Let them bring a friend - let kids play games and have fun along the way *Slow your pace - walk at your kids pace so no one feels left behind *Don't just hike - play games like treasure hunt, or I spy to keep their minds occupied *Buy them their own gear - only use it when your hiking Read more: http://www.adventureseeker.org/adventure/guide-getting-kids-hiking/

Proof Fishing Is The Best Way To Bond With Your Kids

There are very few activities that balance fun and quality time between kids and parents, with engaging and educational lessons
that kids can carry with them for a lifetime. If you’ve spent more than a few days at your local fishing pond, you already know about the fun aspect, but not all parents realize just how valuable fishing can be for instilling kids with valuable skills and values. First and foremost, fishing stresses the importance of patience and hard work. While the same can be said for many childhood sports – in that kids willing to put the time and work into building their skills will be rewarded – fishing, by its very nature, is a game of patience. Read more: http://www.wideopenspaces.com/fishing-still-best-way-bond-kids/

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Vacations Can Be Benefical To Your Childs Brain Development

An enriched environment offers new experiences that are strong in combined social, physical, cognitive, and sensory interaction," says child psychotherapist Dr. Margot Sunderland. "Think: family together in the pool, walking together through the forest, touching long tall grasses waving in the wind, toasting marshmallows on campfire, hanging out together under warm sun, feeling sand between the toes." These experiences then turn on the genetic expression of key brain fertilizers in the frontal lobes, Dr. Sunderland explains, enhancing executive functions like stress regulation, attention, concentration, good planning, and the ability to learn, and also improving physical and mental health. "The brain fertilizers triggered in enriched environments are also associated with higher IQ in children," she said. "So, spend time exploring together in a new space, and you're making your child smarter." In addition, family vacations can act as "happiness anchors.....Read more here - https://www.parents.com/health/parents-news-now/family-vacations-have-long-lasting-impact-on-kids-happiness/