The Local GIG – August 2021

Should you stay or should you go?  Either way, there’s something helpful for you in our August roundup of our favorite resources from around the web.

After a year or more of staring at the same four walls, it’s no wonder people are itching to hit the road and see someplace new. If you’re planning a much-needed getaway—or simply want fresh inspiration for things to cook, watch, or do at home—this roundup is for you.

Thank you for subscribing to FASTnet for your internet service. Read on in this month’s Local Gig to discover travel tips, streaming recommendations, a recipe that claims it will change your life, and more!

Enjoy More Streaming

Music, Movies, and Television

Lights. Camera. Action. Plan your next movie night with a little help from this list of the 10 best action movies on Netflix. From well-loved blockbusters to Netflix originals, there’s something for every action movie fan in this roundup.

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Action movies not your speed? Grab your favorite snack and kick back with one of the best food and cooking shows on Netflix instead. (Just be sure to send us some samples if you get inspired to make something delicious!)

If your podcast library is feeling a bit stale, try the random podcast generator at You’ll find podcast recommendations made by real people and selected at random. Just keep hitting the “New Recommendation” button until something inspires you to press play!

Enjoy More Health

If you’re looking for some fitness inspiration, you may not need to look any further than your living room TV! Select Samsung TVs come with a built-in health app featuring exercise classes, wellness challenges, and more. 

Get the whole family moving (and laughing) with this family-friendly cardio workout you can easily do from the comfort of your own home:

Kendra Adachi, also known as The Lazy Genius, has a blog, book, podcast, and Instagram account dedicated to helping you be a genius about the things that matter to you and lazy about the things that don’t. And her “Change Your Life Chicken” recipe is a fan favorite for being tasty, easy, healthy, and even kid-approved. (No, it’s not too good to be true!)

Exercise, Nutrition, and Tools That Make It Easier

Enjoy More Travel

The world is opening back up, and people are dusting off their passports. Whether you’re dreaming, planning, or already packing your bags, now’s a good time to check out these 13 travel apps for planning an epic trip.

Not ready to face bustling crowds in airports? Watch this video to travel virtually to 18 forbidden places you couldn’t catch a flight to anyway:

America’s national parks offer something to do from dawn until dusk—and into the dark! Check out this guide to stargazing in some of America’s most stunning national parks.

Thank you for trusting FASTnet to keep you connected with reliable, high-speed internet. Have a great day, and we’ll be back with more tips and tricks soon!

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