Emily H. Bratcher

Emily H. Bratcher

Emily H. Bratcher is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Iowa City, Iowa. When she's not chasing after her posse of young children, you can find her clicking away at her Mac, jogging alongside the Iowa River or perfecting her Larabar recipe.

How Can I Stay in Shape On Vacation with Young Kids?

Keeping up with your fitness on a family vacation can be difficult. When your hometown gym is out of sight, it’s easy for it to be out of mind too. And even though vacation means a holiday away...

Where Can I Run a Seaside Marathon in the U.S.?

The United States has 12,383 miles of coastline. For you runners out there, that translates to roughly 472 domestic marathons. And while charting your own route can be fun, there’s something to...

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What Are the Most Inspiring Ironman Courses?

If you’re going to go to the trouble of swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and running 26.2 miles, you may as well pick a gorgeous milieu. These courses are in locales that are not only...

Mount Rushmore by the Numbers

Near South Dakota’s western boundary and tucked into its Black Hills, you’ll find the colossal countenances of four of America’s most celebrated presidents. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,...

10 Winter Escapes to Hot Springs

These ten places, which are scattered throughout the States, are sure to thaw your frigid body and maybe even melt your bitter cold spirit. So go ahead, shimmy the ice off your shoulders, and ease...

Where Should I Surf in Costa Rica?

One of the most popular places to catch waves in Costa Rica is the Guanacaste province located on the country’s northwestern “gold coast.” Not only does this province yield some...


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