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Cowboy Country

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While COVID-19 remains a significant health threat, the travel industry is nevertheless showing a pulse – and Stillwater should be high on anyone’s list of weekend or day-trip destinations in Oklahoma. The Payne County seat of just over 45,000 is brimming with activity, says Cristy Morrison, longtime president and CEO of Visit Stillwater,...

Hook, Line and Sinker

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Oklahomans are flocking to the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds to try their luck at catching fish. Sport fishing is enjoying a surge of popularity this year, says Skylar St. Yves, information and education specialist and fishing coordinator for the State Department of Wildlife Conservation. Oklahoma has great fishing spots throughout the...

Come Sail Away

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Many Oklahoma sailors have been at the sport since childhood, but theirs is a skill that can be learned at any age. Sailing clubs are a great place to start. Jerry Lojka has sailed on 23 of Oklahoma’s numerous lakes. Thunderbird Sailing Club offers classes for kids and adults and enrollment fills up fast, says Jerry Lojka, a former club...

Into the Wild … with Caution

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Oklahoma’s varied topography lends itself to an array of outdoor activities, but it’s hard to get more primative than simply throwing on a backpack, outfitting yourself with only a tent and a few necessities, and hitting the trail … or at least driving to one of the many campgrounds through the state. Summertime camping is a challenge because of the...

Modern Appeal

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Working Smarter, Not Harder Advances have brought home technology into the mainstream. Here are some tips and devices to help streamline your home automation process. Welcome to the home of the future. As the IoT, or Internet of Things, continues to proliferate this year, smart home technology has become better streamlined for, and more accessible to, the average consumer than ever before. With...