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Go Play Outside: How Getting Kids Outdoors is Healthy for All Of Us.

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What’s so great about the great outdoors?

During the long hot summers growing up in Ohio, my sister and I would watch cartoons in the mornings for as long as our parents would allow. We would inevitably grow restless, push each other’s buttons, and generally cause trouble until our mom would command, in her I’m-at-the-end-of-my-rope voice, “Go play outside!”

And we did. For hours and hours. Sometimes she wouldn’t see us until after Kick the Can wrapped at 10 pm. Other times she would bring us snacks in the woods down by the river behind our house and catch us playing “Explorers”; I was always Francisco Pizarro.

Mom didn’t make us play outside because it was good for our health, though. She just wanted us out of her hair. But what we know now is that those three words, go play outside, are the most important three words you could say to a child. (Ok maybe second place after, “I love you”.)

Storytelling at the 2014 Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference

Storytelling was a major theme at this year’s Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference. The annual gathering attracted members of the state’s $17 billion tourism industry, for discussions, training and networking. Judging from the content of several presentations, the concept of storytelling could be playing a bigger role in how travel brands market themselves.

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