In most suburban neighborhoods in developed countries, a common water pollution problem persists. The fresh rainwater from each storm runs from rain gutters, across lawns treated with pesticides, into dirty gutters, and finally down storm drains into rivers and lakes. Planting a rain garden offers an eco-friendly water solution and is a great compliment to […]
If your child is at all interested in Pokemon cards, football cards, or others, encourage it. What kids learn from trading cards will surprise you. Since the time my sons were 4 and 5 years old, they’ve collected Pokemon cards. Their cousins gave them some. My boys were hooked. Over the years, their interests have expanded to […]
I was visiting my daughter at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. It was a quick visit, and after lunch, I suggested we visit the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee. Just weeks earlier, my elementary-aged children were asking how big a “mansion” is. This was a great chance to show them and learn some history too. Can you […]
Falling icicles kill people all of the time — especially in Chicago and Russia. In fact, death by icicle goes back to at least 1776. Here are 10 chilling tales of people killed and injured by falling icicles, ice dams, and roof snow.
We want to You’ve decided that the annual trip will be a cruise this year; but with so many options out there and all of the cruise lines advertising their vacation packages, how are you supposed to know which ship is going to be the best? Are you looking for a family friendly ship? A […]
best travel gadgets for kids ~ If you travel with kids, you know that keeping them entertained en route is one key to a great family vacation. While we have strict rules about “screen time” at home, during flights and long car road trips with kids, we are more liberal with the electronic travel gadgets — and […]
Start Your Nature Photography Journey Are you a green traveler who’s passionate about exploring new cultures, as well as nature and wildlife in exotic locations? Consider preserving memories of your travels through photography. By using a digital camera during your trips, you can discover new features, textures, and colors in the natural environment. However, if […]
In recent decades, the only way to research flights and airline prices was through a travel agency. Now, the Internet enables anyone to prepare their own itinerary, so why use a travel agent? There are lots of reasons to use a travel agency. I definitely consider myself a do-it-yourself traveler, especially international travel. I’m on track to […]