Both spring and fall make for excellent times to get outside and enjoy the cool temperatures and the breezy days, especially on a bicycle. Fortunately, if you live near Fredericksburg, Virginia, you can spend most of your time on the many dedicated bike paths in the area instead of limiting yourself to going around on the more dangerous city streets.
1. Fredericksburg Quarry Mountain Trails
At the northern edge of Fredericksburg along the Rappahannock River, you can find several short bike trails that follow the river or the top of the ridge above it. The ones down by the river are mostly easy, but the 2.5-mile Ridgeline Trail is more difficult, and the short trails that cross between elevations have black diamond, or very difficult, ratings. All told, the Quarry Mountain Trails have 13.8 miles for cyclists to explore.
For many young adults, going off to a university is their first taste of real independence, of living on their own without any parents around to tell them to clean their rooms, wash their clothes, and eat healthy meals. As a result, many college students stop doing those things, and then quickly realize why they should start doing them again.
However, while university students can usually count on having their room and board paid for either by their parents or by student loans, not all of them have a car to help them get around. Here are a few reasons why having one could help:
1. Off-Campus Housing
When you’re a college student, cheaper is almost always better, but cheap housing isn’t always in easy walking distance of the campus or near a convenient bus stop. There are too many colleges out there and too many apartments, dorms, and rented houses to say for certain, but it’s entirely possible that living far away from the college campus could save enough money to completely pay for the gas and the regular service costs that come from owning a small car.
When on the go, we oftentimes grab junk food as our go-to snack. Not only is junk food a convenient snack to grab but it’s not that messy. However, more often than not junk food can leave us bloated and feeling a bit sick. We’re here to offer an alternative! With a little planning, you can have nutritious and delicious snacks on hand when traveling. Below we’ve compiled some of the best healthy and easy snacks one can enjoy while on the go.
Nothing will fill you up and leave you full for hours like protein. When going on that long car ride, make sure to pack some protein. Some of our favorite protein-filled snacks include peanut butter and jam sandwiches; pita pockets filled with your favorite meat, cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce; whole-wheat wraps filled with your favorite meat (smoked salmon is quite delicious!); whole-grain crackers with cheddar cheese; and single servings of yogurt (Greek yogurt will give even more protein).