Principles to Live By: How James Robertson’s Story Inspired Us

By now, you’ve heard James Robertson’s story. He’s the Detroit man whose 23-mile commute to and from work included walking 21 miles. Earlier this month, the Detroit Free Press published a feature article about Robertson, detailing how and why the 56-year-old factory worker undertook this near-marathon commute five days a week. Since then there has […]

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5 Extreme Sports You Should Know About

If you’re looking for a new activity to try, consider one of these five unusual extreme sports. From a twist on a popular lawn game to worrying about lava, Free Country has found something for every adventurer. Extreme Bocce Ball If you’ve grown tired of traditional bocce ball, trying taking it to the next level. […]

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Everyday Hero – 9-year-old Raises Thousands for Local Nonprofits

Free County’s latest Everyday Hero is 9-year-old Kyle Stoddard, a boy with a big smile and even bigger heart. Last year, Kyle raised thousands of dollars for various causes in and near his hometown of North Tonawanda, NY. Free Country is proud to support Kyle in his mission to make the world a better place. […]

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25th Anniversary Fashion Show

What do you do when you turn 25 years old? You throw a party, of course. Last week, we celebrated our 25th anniversary with a party at New York City’s Celsius Restaurant and a new take on a traditional fashion show. However, before we get to the fashion show, we’d be remiss if we didn’t […]

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What to Pack for a Ski Trip

To help you prepare for your getaway to the slopes, Free Country created a list of items you’ll need to bring to guarantee a good time—regardless of whether you’re a seasoned skier or new to the bunny hill. We’ve divided our list into three sections: Clothing Equipment Accessories Clothing: It’s All About the Base (Layer) […]

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8 Ways to Stay Active in Winter

Free Country knows that staying active during the winter season can be difficult. To help you through the cold weather months, we pulled together these eight tips to keep you moving, even when the snow is falling. 1. Take the Stairs If you can, always take the stairs. In one minute, a person who weighs […]

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Everyday Hero – One Man’s Love of Snowboarding Helps 36,000 Youth

When people think of snowboarding, they don’t often associate the winter sport with social justice and education. Surprisingly, they can — and do —function together to make the world a better place. The proof is found with our latest Everyday Hero, Arn Menconi. SOS Outreach is a not-for-profit that seeks to better at-risk youth through […]

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7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active

Is your child getting enough exercise? Probably not. Physicians recommend that children and adolescents get at least one hour of exercise each day. But as any parent will tell you, getting children to be active can be difficult—especially so for tweens and teenagers. To help you help them, Free Country has compiled a list of […]

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The 5 Best Places to Hike in the United States

Whether you’re looking for a short day trip or a month long sabbatical, Free Country has a recommendation for you. Lace up your hiking boots, because here are best places to hike in the United States. 5. Pacific Crest Trail This extensive trail, named because it hugs the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges, starts at […]

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Everyday Hero Dan Whitney Helps Grow Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities

Free Country is proud to announce our latest Everyday Hero winner, Dan Whitney. Whitney, the President of Camp Attitude, is a living example of perseverance and the giving spirit. Through dedication and hard work, Whitney has made it possible for numerous children with disabilities to attend a weeklong summer camp. Whitney was nominated to be […]

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