The Best OK Corral Movies

When you travel to Tombstone, Arizona, you’ll have the opportunity to watch an OK Corral reenactment on the actual site where the historic shootout took place. You can also watch the gun battle in the comfort of your own living room by screening any one of the following movies.

My Darling Clementine

Widely regarded as one of the finest Westerns ever made, this 1946 film, which was directed by John Ford, stars Henry Fonda as the iconic Wyatt Earp and Victor Mature as his wingman, Doc Holliday. “My Darling Clementine” focuses on the events leading up to the shootout, and let’s just say the screenwriters used plenty of poetic license. The acting, the direction and the art direction are all superb, however. Interestingly the screenwriters chose to set the action in 1882, which is a year after the real gunfight took place.

Gunfight at the OK Corral

There’s just something about this bit of American history that makes film writers and directors want to blow it up to supersized proportions. In this movie, which is directed by John Sturges, the fictionalized bloodbath lasts for five long minutes whereas in real life, it took something less than 30 seconds. Burt Lancaster plays Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas plays Doc Holliday. The movie was rife with historical inaccuracies, but that didn’t hurt its reception at the box office: “Gunfight at the OK Corral” was one of the biggest hits of 1957.

Hour of the Gun

John Sturges liked Wyatt Earp and Tombstone so much that he revisited the material again a decade later with the 1967 movie “Hour of the Gun.” This time, James Garner played Sherriff Earp as a congenial wisecracker while Jason Robards plays his laconic sidekick. This movie is more historically accurate than most cinematic depictions of events at the OK Corral since it was based on a nonfiction book called “Tombstone’s Epitaph.”


In 1993, Kurt Russell became Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer, Doc Holliday. The film provided a reunion of sort for many of the legendary outlaws and lawmen of the Wild West. “Tombstone” was directed by the Greco-Italian director George Pan Cosmatos, and it earned nearly $60 in theatrical release.
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The Missouri River: It's A Real Rush

There are few river road trips with quite as much to offer as a drive along the Missouri River. As the longest river in the country, it’s no wonder. Here, we’re going to look at some of the best ways to use your time next to this winding waterway, some of the coolest places to check out, and the most fun activities to try.

Plenty of places to park
There are tons of national parks, trails, and scenic byways to enjoy alongside the Missouri River. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your RV locked and loaded. If there’s one worth seeing particular, check out the Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway, a route twisting and turning through hills, valleys, imposing cliffs and more. This route was used as a hideout by famous outlaws by Kid Wade, making it feel like a route ripe for adventure.
Have a taste of the finer things
You deserve a little reward after such a journey, too. What better than a glass of the finest red the Hermann Wine Trail has to offer? Stops like the OakGlenn Vineyards and Winery offer wine tastings for the adults, but there’s plenty of good food for the whole family. It’s nestled right over the Missouri River Valley, offering you one of the best views in the region. There’s plenty of live music, too, with live entertainment every weekend. The whole wine trail is just as ripe with delicious food, drink, and nightly fun.

Don’t be afraid to get wet
If you’re exploring a region most famous for its river, then it would be missing out if you didn’t dip a toe in the water, wouldn’t it? There are boat tours that offer you the chance to watch the scenery go by in relative peace and tranquillity, but if you want something a little more exciting, a river canoe trip might just be the thing for you. The river is relatively peaceful, so children as young as five can enjoy the tours, too. As big as the river is, you can get tours that last as long as five or six days.
Take a trip into the past
The Missouri River is one of the most storied landmarks in the whole of the Midwest. There are plenty of historical stops, including the sites of prehistoric Native American settlements. If you want a slice of good old Americana then the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park might just be the stop for you. Here you can find some lovingly preserved and restored 19th-century homes, as well as the fort itself, and even the On-A-Slant Indian Village, which recreates the scene of the Mandan Village first founded in the 16th century.
A family road trip along the Missouri River is one of the best ways to experience the diversity of natural beauty this region has to offer, as well as to truly glance the scale of it all. There are a lot of spots to stop by, so your biggest challenge is picking the ones you want to see the most.

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12 Solid Reasons To Choose Camping For Your Next Vacation

There are thousands of different places that you can choose to visit when you next go on vacation and there are tons of types of vacation to choose from. One such type that many people tend not to bother with, though, is camping.
Sometimes, you need a little push to move from a desk and time with technology into the great outdoors. When you have children, it is easier to do because children grab you by the hand and drag you outside to enjoy it. The arrival of the warmer weather always encourages families to head out and enjoy nature in its rawest form, but no matter what the time of year, people love to camp. There’s something about being in the open air and seeing the sites and smelling the smells that come with staying close to nature rather than in a hotel room. It may feel tempting to just book a hotel for your vacation so that you can take stock around the pool, but just like there’s no point in camping if you plan just to sit by the fire, you need to plan a camping vacation that’s going to make your heart sing.
Bonfire Surrounded With Green Grass Field

Camping can be lots of fun with the right planning and the right equipment to enhance your trip. It’s not all making s’mores and telling ghost stories. It’s learning how to build a fire, to pitch a tent, to take on adrenaline-inducing activities and learn to find the peace in the great outdoors. It’s a good time to take yourself back into your hobbies that you may have put aside while you rock the office and boost your career. You need to take a moment to step back from life, gather your tent, pack your car with all your equipment, including sports equipment and braided line for fishing, and get out there! Book the best campsite that you know of and give yourself reasons to get back to nature in a big way. Below, you’ll find twelve fantastic reasons to choose camping as your next vacation choice.
Going Green Again.
We’ve mentioned already about getting back to nature and reconnecting with the earth again. Being out in the air isn’t just about being in a different environment from the house or the workplace, it’s about seeing the world. It’s noticing that there is more than one shade of green in the trees. It’s noticing the way that the rocks in the brook make the water split as it rushes. It’s knowing how to light a fire and cook your own food on a makeshift spit. Being in nature isn’t going to make you suddenly love the mud or the rain, but it’s going to show you that there is so much more to the life that you have. Plus, the kids REALLY love the mud.
Unplugging, For A Change.
Life is surrounded in screens. No matter what you do or where you go, you’ve got a screen in your pocket or at your desk. There’s Netflix and games consoles and smartphones and triple screens for your work. You may also time your coffeemaker to make you the perfect cappuccino every day. Going camping actually allows you to remove yourself from that screen-laden environment and appreciate something else. Decompress and leave the electronics at home.
A Rush Of Adrenaline.
Extreme sports are so common when people choose camping. Kayaking, white water rafting, freshwater fishing and even cliff climbing are all ways to make your heart race, your stomach clench and the adrenaline rush around your body. The workout that you get from hiking to the right spot, from climbing the side of a steep hill and even abseiling back down again is so worth every second of camping in the great outdoors.
Group of People Sitting on Ground While Cooking Egg

Time For Quiet.
Cities and towns are full of a low buzz of noise. Traffic, aircraft noise, people; they all make a low and steady hum of noise wherever you go. You work hard all week, you have the kids on the weekend and there’s never really anywhere you can go that seems really quiet. Until now. Camping puts you in a place that’s usually in the middle of nowhere, with huge amounts of forestry, fields and bodies of water wherever you are. There’s no traffic. There are no people chattering on phones on the subway. There is just you, your family and the outdoors. Sit somewhere peaceful and listen to the water. Hear the actual rush of the wind in the trees and tell the difference between the chirping crickets and the cicadas. A quiet place is the best area to unwind.
Quality Time.
Family schedules clash massively during the week. Working shifts, school timetables and a ton of responsibilities with housework and grocery shopping all take away time together as a family. Camping gives you the chance to snatch that back. Sit. Talk. Eat. All of the things you wanted to do to catch up on each other and catch up on the news you haven’t managed to share are all so important.
Cheap Travel.
Camping is so much cheaper than booking a vacation at a resort. If you are camping, you can travel for less cash and you get to see more for it, too. Paying for transportation only means that you could take more trips away to camp at various spot on various weekends. The world is truly your oyster when you choose to camp, and if you want to upgrade, you could choose to get a camper van instead.
Cooking Basics.
When you want the chance to reconnect with the kids, what better way to do that than with teaching them how to cook over a fire? You could teach them hot to roast meat, cook sauces and you can have so much fun buying really basic food items and making new things out of them. There’s such a thing as campfire stew for a good reason!
Relight The Fire.
When you spend so much time working and busy, you can really lose the intimacy in your relationship. It’s not always the case in every marriage but losing the connection that you had is an easy thing to happen when life is busy. You can relight the fire in your marriage when you slough off the distractions and get back to each other. Whether you choose to go with your significant other, a best friend or a family member, you can use camping to reconnect and get to know each other again.
Stars: They Shine.
How often do you head outside at night just to look up? I’m willing to bet it’s not all that often. The best thing about being out in nature and camping is the chance to snuggle down in a sleeping bag and look into the stars. If you’re lucky enough to get a clear and cloudless night, you’re going to get a huge swell of twinkling stars gazing right back at you. There is barely any light pollution in nature, which gives you a moment to see far beyond anything else that you could imagine.
New Skills.
Being outside after so long being cooped up means that you’re going to have a chance to learn some skills that you can’t do in your usual, modern, everyday life. Teach your kids to fish while they teach you how to tie knots, learned from going to scouts. Plan some educational things in advance of a family trip; you’ll all get to learn something new together.
Refresh Yourself.
If you choose to head off camping on a Friday night after work, then you’ve got a weekend to spend in the great outdoors before you head back to the office. It’s a great way to slough off the cobwebs and restart your working week on a total, natural high. Take your time to get back to the office but do it as a more refreshed version of yourself.
It’s For Everyone.
It doesn’t matter whether your usual vacation choice is you, a cocktail and a good book next to a swimming pool, camping is for everyone. It has something to make anyone of any age feel amazing and brings you in touch with yourself as much as nature. You could choose to glamp if you don’t know how to get down and sleep on the floor of a tent. There are so many ways to camp, and as long as you haven’t forgotten the giant marshmallows or a torch, you could be right now on your way to having the best vacation of your life.
Camping isn’t just something that children do in the backyard. It can be an exciting option for a family vacation that you have so far been overlooking. Don’t overlook it; camping is a chance for everyone to have fun with each other in a way that they haven’t for a very long time. Camping is awesome, so what are you waiting for? Book your camping trip today.

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Top Sports and Activities To Try Around the World

If you are someone that loves to travel and see the world, then you will know just how fun it can be to experience new things, meet new people, and get to know a new culture. A lot of what you may experience can be food related and learning about the things that the locals do. But what about the sports that the country is known for? So with that in mind, here are some sports from all around the world; have you ever tried any of them before? It would be great to hear what you think.

Capoeira - Brazil

Capoeira (pronounced like cap-oh-era) is a martial art form that originates from Brazil. It is a mix of dance and acrobatics, and definitely looks less like a martial art, and more of a form of dance. It is amazing to watch, and would be a great way to get fit if you wanted to give it a try. Watch this video here, if you haven’t heard of it before:

Cross Country Skiing - Norway

There are plenty of countries where you can get your skis on, but cross country skiing is a very popular sport in Nordic countries, as they have so much snow for a lot of the year. It is popular with people of all ages as it is low impact, but it is a real calorie burner as you use both your upper and lower body, as well as your core. It can be a great way to get fit.

Karate - Okinawa (Japan)

The small Japanese island of Okinawa is where Karate is meant to have originated from, and it was then taken to the mainland and further during a time of migration in the 1800s. It is a martial art that has been heavily influenced by Chinese martial arts, and you can see them combining. Nowadays it is popular around the world, but still has a nod to its Asian origin. The traditional clothes are still worn, and the belts that hold it all together (and change in color as you progress). You could learn how to tie a karate belt with Judo Info online, but for the actual martial art, it is a good idea to get proper lessons from a professional. Have you or your kids ever given it a try?

Rugby - UK

They say that rugby is the closest thing that the Brits have that is similar to American football, but it is without the padding! It is a popular team sport, but as it is a full contact sport, it is usually taught in schools in the UK after the age of ten.

Yoga - India

Yoga is centuries old, but is believed to have originated in India. It is a practice that helps to calm body and soul, as well as strengthen and challenge. There are so many aspects to it too, so you are sure to find one that fits you, from Bikram, to Vinyasa, to Hatha. Even more fun these days is hot yoga or aerial yoga to really mix things up a little.

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