Fun

How To Have Fun At Home

Once we have the opportunity to have a break, staying at home with your family or calling your friends or even just having time to yourself is enough especially if with frequent travel. There is no place like home as they say and sometimes you will have more rest at your home because you do not spend much money or plan. Some people might say that being at home can get you bored easily, but you just have to know the various activities you can do at home.

Play games

If you have board games hidden away in your closet, why not make use of them? You can invite your friends over for a game night. You can make some snacks and have some fun with them. If you have kids, you can also have these games with them or have your friends with kids join you. It does not even need the board games itself. There are various games that do not require them like Pictionary. 

Movie Marathon

You can either do this by yourself or invite friends or just someone for some company. It is just like having a movie night with snacks and everything, but this one has more challenge especially if you have company. There could be a dare for everyone to not fall asleep or else there will be a consequence or schedule bathroom breaks. The movies you choose could be in a series or themed ones and will be also up to you how many hours will it be. 

Cook and Bake

Learning something new is always good. Even if you are cooking for a long time, you will still learn something like new recipes or trying to mix something to make them better. If you are not into cooking, it is never too late to learn. Even if it is just something simple, it is fulfillment and could be a start for you to make your own meals or even cook for your guests in the future.

Read a Book

If you have a book collection that has been neglected because of busy life, now is the time to catch with them. If do not have one but still has a passion for reading, you can always go to the library and borrow some. If you have time, why not join a book club which offers discounts for books and also a great way to meet people with the same interests as you.

Do DIY Projects

Doing DIY projects or crafting is broad. Meaning, it has different kinds and it could be complicated and more physical like making furniture or simple and light like origami or painting. No matter what, having DIY projects is said to be therapeutic because it focuses your mind on creating and finishing something, so it is a great stress reliever especially if you have a long and stressful week. As said before, it can be simple and light that you do not need to spend a lot, as long as you enjoy it and feel fulfilled.

Fun Things to Bring On Vacation

Vacation is a good way for you to relax and take a break from stress. It is a good way for you to spend time and bond with your family and friends. It will clear your mind and also give you a new perspective on other cultures whether you are traveling abroad or locally.

But you will also need to bring some things that can be helpful for your trip. There are the necessities but there are also some things for preserving memories and also entertainment when you are at your hotel to rest.

1. Gadgets

There are a lot of possible gadgets to bring. Smartphones would be an obvious one since it will be used for contacting friends and relatives especially in need of emergency. Smartphones are also used as a camera for documenting though you can still have a camera if you want to. And because of social media, you will be able to share them on the spot. Smartphones can also have games, music, and movies installed in them in case you need an added entertainment at your hotel room.

2. Portable Speakers and Headphones

Taking a break is done even on a vacation. Sometimes we just get tired of walking around and seeing sights. You can watch movies with your laptop with your companions and have portable speakers for enhancing the sound. If you would want it by yourself or listen to music without disturbing anyone, a good pair of headphones will be handy. You could also use it when you want to relax at a park and taking in the scenery with music.

3. Playing Cards

Another thing handy while resting in a hotel room with your companions and bond with them at the same time. There are endless possibilities to do with playing cards even if you are playing with kids. You could also bring alternative playing cards like the Uno cards.

4. Journaling Items

At times we want to document our travels and photos are not enough. Journaling is the best way to do that. You will just need to bring a notebook with you. This will be best if you love to write and could describe the places you have seen and what happened that day.  If you are not into writing, you could just save your trinkets like tickets, stubs, food wrappers, brochures, and anything memorable for you and stick it in your notebook. You could also do both or even have some pictures with them too. Some do their journaling mixed with scrapbooking, so if you are into that, why not do it with your vacation? It is a fun way to preserve memories for some.

5. Books

Another way to relax while resting is to read a good book. Not only is this handy for hotel room stays, but it could also be done in a hammock on a beach or a cabin or even at a park. Sometimes,  walking around may be overwhelming, so it will be nice to have your mind elsewhere by reading a book. 

Fun Things To Bring Camping

Camping is one of those activities that needs a bit of planning ahead. From the outdoor gear to the food. But it is necessary for your camping trip to be successful and keep in mind the purpose of it. That is, to enjoy and relax and spend some quality time with your friends or family. This will be a great way for you to connect not only with nature but also with them. 

Here are some ideas you could bring to have fun on your camping trip:

1. Something to create

You could bring something that will have your hands working. This will be especially enjoyed with the kids but adults can also enjoy this quite a bit. It could be set of clays for molding. With a fire, you will be able to make them hard. You can also bring some paints. Watercolors and tube paint are light and easy to carry for a camp. And since you will be in nature, you could also do some experiments. Bring some things and explore the different kinds of plants around. Just be sure that they are not poisonous and that you’re not violating the campsite rules.

2. Something entertaining

The point of camping is to have fun and bond with your companions, so why not bring something to add with your activities? The easiest would be a deck of cards. There are many ways to play with them be it for adult or children. It could be also a different type like the Uno cards. If it is not too bulky, you can also bring some board games. Even though the point of camping is to connect with nature, having gadgets is okay especially if it has a purpose in your activities like those that involve music. You could just set up rules involving gadgets if you want. And speaking of music, you can bring a guitar or any other instrument like a harmonica so you can play and sing songs. You could also bring a book if you want to have some time with yourself. At times, it will help gather your thoughts or maybe keep you entertained if you are the one who is preparing meals.

3. Something useful

When it comes to being useful, food is what comes first to mind. It is essential for us and it is also a way for you to bond with your companions. Aside from the main meal, you can also have different kinds of snacks to munch on. You can also bring some for a campfire like ingredients for s’mores or some hotdogs to grill. This way, you can do this while sharing stories or playing some game. And speaking of useful, you should keep in mind what will you will need to use. When setting up a campfire for example, you might need a lighter. You might also need a source of light like flashlights because campsites do not provide them at times and might be needed at night especially for navigating. Lights can also be used in a game, so it will be dual purpose. Just make sure the batteries are full and have some extras if needed. And aside from tents, why not also bring a hammock for extra space to sleep or space for relaxing?

Looking for an Adrenaline Boost? Try Paintball.

Paintball played by the speedball method can provide a good rush of adrenaline. It is a fast-paced game, as the field of play is small. The strategy and equipment will be a bit different when playing the speedball version of paintball. The rules for speedball are different than traditional woodball version of paintball as well. Paintball can be expensive, but it is really determined by how much the player is willing to spend on equipment and how often they might play.

If you’re looking for another way to get a burst of adrenaline, you need to try paintball – especially speedball. The field of play for speedball is usually more like an athletic field. The field size will generally be about the half the size of a football field. There are not many places to hide during a game of speedball, and mostly you’ll be working with man-made bunkers. The bunkers can be any shape and they are normally inflatable. The games can be held either indoors or outdoors.

A game of speedball is short and it can be quite intense. The teams typically consist of three to seven players. Speedball is the version of paintball that is played professionally, and it does require some strategy to win. Your strategy will be influenced by the setup of the bunkers, the number of players in the game, and purpose of the game There are games that last about 20 minutes, but often the duration will be quite a bit less. Since the games go by quickly, you are able to play several games in a day. Many people consider speedball very addicting. You can play the game just once, and before you know it you will want play it again and again. People are addicted to the fast pace, rapid firing of the marker, and fun you will have with your friends.

There is definitely some equipment required to get total enjoyment out of speedball. The most important piece of equipment is your mask. You want a mask that is not going to fog up too quickly on you. A less expensive mask may fog up little more easily than other, more professionally designed masks. Mask with thermal lenses will reduce fogging, but this type of mask may be the most expensive.

A paintball gun is often referred to as a “marker”, as this tends to dissociate the sport with violence. For speedball, you want a marker that will fire rapidly. You want check how many paintballs the marker can fire per second – the best speedball guns can fire upwards of 15 balls per second! By having fast-firing marker, you may sacrifice some reliability though, so be aware.

The rush of playing speedball comes from the rapid fire of the markers and dodging behind the bunkers to avoid being hit. Strategy changes as the game moves along and players are eliminated. Because the game is so fast-paced, you need constant communication with your team to have a solid chance at winning the game.

While speedball can be addicting and fast-paced, it can also be expensive. A good marker can easily cost over $1,000. The use of CO2 or compressed air to power the markers is another ongoing cost, not to mention the seemingly outrageous price of paintballs themselves. Overall, the price of playing paintball will be driven by the players’ preference as to how much they want to spend. A player who wants to play with great equipment and who is very involved with paintball will spend more. The beginner may look at the sport as casual and spend small amount for games on the weekends.