Storytelling with Weather

Melissa Constanzer, a professional broadcast meteorologist with AccuWeather, will run for miles in temperatures ranging from 9 degrees above zero to 97 degrees above zero. That wide spectrum of commitment to getting outside combined with her thorough knowledge and passion for weather is why she is our Wonder Guide for episode 14. Stories that Help Everyone Despite her vast knowledge of math and science, Melissa knows that her main job is to tell a story with weather. A story that […]

Spiritual Experiences with Doug Wallace

Doug Wallace is eighty-four years old going on fifty-five.  He’s up by 5:30 am and if his wife, Peggy Hunter, isn’t up by six, he’s going to wake her because it’s time to get in the canoe. They canoe every day (weather permitting) from ice out in May to closing up the cabin in late September on Lake Vermilion. You’re Gonna Canoe How Many Miles of Shoreline? Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota is big.  In fact, it’s the 5th biggest […]

Loon Runways and the Need to Be Outside with Mark Hennessy

Not many people in this world know that a loon is one of the few birds with solid bones, which makes them heavier than most birds of similar size. Still fewer would know what to do when a loon can’t take off from a lake that’s just beginning to freeze over entirely.

Camping Savvy Moms Part II with Julie Pearl-Slater, Courtney Brown and Michelle Silver

Camping is for Everyone Michelle, Julie and Courtney are back to share their wisdom and tips on camping with their families. From meal planning to realistic expectations to unplugging from devices to navigating the many personalities in any family, these Wonder Guides have a lot more value to offer all of us. People Want to Help You One of the most important themes to emerge from my conversation with Julie, Michelle and Courtney is that the barriers to getting outside […]