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Okie Summer Hotspots

In addition to heat and humidity, Oklahoma summers also offer a tremendous variety of natural destinations which highlight the diverse and beautiful terrain of the Sooner State. This summer, treat yourself to one or more of Oklahoma’s stunning state and national parks, lakes and wildlife refuges.  “The diversity of our state park system in Oklahoma is pretty remarkable,” says Oklahoma...

Summer Cinema

Oops, half the year is already over! How did this happen? I don’t know, and you probably don’t either, but here we are, looking down the barrel of a musical, a documentary and blockbuster action film. With more tent pole films feeling comfortable enough to release, it’s looking like we’re getting closer and closer to being on a regular...

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Come Sail Away

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...

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Adventure Awaits

Hayley Moser, manager at Sail Grand Waterfront in Afton, describes parasailing as “a unique combination of exhilaration and relaxation.” Allen Aboujeib, owner of Bluewater Divers in Norman, uses similar terms as he raves about scuba diving. Whether it’s a bucket-list item, a weekend adventure or a way to jazz up a vacation, Oklahoma offers a range of experiences that vendors...

Avoiding Ocular Pitfalls

Whether you have perfect “20/20” vision or your eyesight requires a bit of correction, ocular health is a concern that we should all look at from time to time. Summer brings additional considerations for your eyes. Enjoying time in the sun is a joy of the season, but it can be hazardous for your peepers. “The main threat of ultraviolet exposure...

Beat the Heat

As the temperature rises this month and Oklahoma becomes its usual sticky mess, getting outside to relax or go on vacation may not seem like an optimal choice. But an effective one-two combination – shade and water – provide the perfect counterpunch to the Sooner State’s hot summers. The following areas – most well known; some not so obvious – give...

Life’s a Beach

Photography by Josh New Models Jessi and Rob courtesy Selah Model and Company Bathing suits courtesy Dillard’s and Travers Mahan Accessories, shoes and handbags courtesy Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Travers Mahan Pool accessories courtesy Leslie’s Pool Supplies, Service & Repair

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