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5 Steps to Cinch that Fitness Event in 2015

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard 1. Pick the event you want to complete. 2. Reality check — is it doable? 3. Get your gear in working order. 4. Create a schedule you can commit to. 5. Layout your gear and clothes the night before. 1. Decide the event you want to do. Whether it’s 5K, a sprint,…

Houston’s Organic Checklist

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard Amazing offerings from our bayou town Recently, we were discussing in the BCO office how easy it is for Houstonians to obtain healthy organic food. We thought it would be fun to pass on a few of our faves to our readers. Love the idea of guilt-free shopping and eating? Grab your…

Hidden Houston -some of our faves

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard, BCO Event Leader Our fair city is filled with unknown treasures. New to Houston? Consider this a good start to a of Houston oddities and curiosities. Lived her forever? You might want to do a quick check to be sure you are well versed in obscure Houston haunts. 288 lakes (Update –…

Kayaking — A Waterborne Love Affair

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard Anyone who has been around me for any period of time (usually something like 5 to 15 seconds) knows I love kayaking. Mostly, I want to find myself on moving whitewater rivers, somewhere as remote as possible. When I’m not on one of those rivers, you’ll find me on any body of…

San Solomon Springs/ Balmorhea State Park

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Lee Vincent An oasis in west Texas San Solomon Springs has provided water for humans and animals for thousands of years. Native Americans also used the springs before explorers and settlers came to the area. In 1849, the springs were known as Mescalero Springs, for the Mescalero Apache who watered their horses here. Mexican…

Mystical Iceland Tour

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Annie Wohadlo and BCO   Being like-minded about adventures, BCO members love to travel together. Given it is a large club with various interests and activities at home in Houston, some BCO trip takers find they meet fellow BCO members for the first time in an exotic locale, which occurred among some of the…

The 9 top Outdoor Romantic Dates for Valentine’s in the Bayou City

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard You are lucky in love if you have someone special who shares your out-of-doors interests & adventures. Are you an outdoor neophyte? You’ll look like a Houstonian green space guru with our list! If you are currently flying solo, remember: get out there and do all the things that make you happy.…

Where to Get Lucky in Houston

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard In March, we all benefit from the luck of the Irish, especially around St. Paddy’s Day, but turns out there is luck all around us in the Houston area. See where you might find the best of luck in the Bayou City.   Parade to Pub: Houston’s St. Patrick’s Parade, starting downtown…

Memorial Day — School’s Out and Outside is In

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Kelly Howard As a kid, Memorial Day marked the end of school & the beginning of summer. It was the time for outdoor socials. Watermelon, hotdogs & icecream ruled the daily menu. Our tastes may have matured, but the desire to enjoy the outdoors hasn’t changed. As a salute to summers gone by, we…

4 Common Fears about Learning to SUP

By Aniko M | May 12, 2020

By Rob Casey — SUP Instructor, Photographer & Guidebook Author, Seattle, WA, United States   As an instructor, potential customers regularly express fears about SUP that have kept them off the water. We work with those folks to reduce their fears by discussing our methods of reducing potential stress.   (People tell me) I have…