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8 Fishing Apps For The 2016 Season

Author: Nicki Belczak

appsssFishing is among the most popular boating activities. If you’re hooked on fishing, you no doubt have a tackle box full of gear to help you in your quest to catch fish—but do you consider your smart phone as part of your arsenal? You should! Whether it’s finding the perfect fishing hole, improving your skills, determining the best time of day to wet a line or sharing your catch with fellow anglers, there’s an app that can help. Here are a few of our favorites: Continue reading

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Learn to Flyboard in Five Easy Steps!

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introThis is a guest post by William J Popper of

If you are a denizen of the beach scene you probably have seen some seemingly crazy people flying through the air behind their Personal Watercrafts—that’s Flyboarding! If you haven’t seen this cool trend yet head over Montrose Beach in Chicago on any summer weekend and you can observe true Flyboarding masters in action (actually, its just the Honey, I Shrunk My Wallet crew and our guests out for a day of fun). Continue reading

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How I Take a Day Off Every Week

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This is a guest post by Gary Oster from Project: Time Off.

Well, not really EVERY week. As you climb the ranks, it can seem harder to use all the time off you’re given. You feel pressure to be visible. Your partner may not have the same number of days.

The list of excuses can go on and on. And in my long career, I’ve used all of them. When I was starting out and focused on climbing the ladder, I was the quintessential work martyr. You know who I’m talking about: the person who takes on more than they have the time for, thinks no one can do the job as well, and rarely (if ever) takes a day off.

Thankfully, I had my aha! moment and made a change—for the sake of my family and my personal well-being. Part of that change was to make scheduling time off mandatory—and in doing so, it started to feel like fun instead of a chore.

As the kids have left the nest, my wife and I have started our own traditions: a vacation in the winter to go somewhere warm, around Memorial Day to kick off summer, and a last hurrah as summer fades away around Labor Day.

But even with these planned vacations, I still have days I need to use. A few years ago, I decided to make long weekends with summer Fridays. I’m a passionate boater, whether it’s cruising the Chesapeake Bay with friends or fishing with my dad and son, I am happiest when I’m on the water.

My favorite kind of sunset on a Summer Friday. (Image from

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