Updated: May 23rd, 2019While green living has become second nature in many ways, sometimes we want convenience. Other times, we don’t know there are sustainable options or earth-friendly products available. And as much as we want to use what we have, we still shop. We are consumers. The great news is we can shop and still be environmentally conscious. We can buy products which will minimize our impact. There are some purchases which eliminate the … Read more
Updated: April 22nd, 2019Upgrade Your Bicycle – So, you’ve ‘gone green’ and decided to ride your bicycle instead of driving a car or taking public transport? Congrats, you’re doing your part to reduce carbon emissions! But, isn’t cycling boring? It can often be perceived that way, especially if you conjure up images of the city slicker with his safety helmet on weaving through the rush hour traffic. However, there are many fun things you can … Read more
Updated: May 22nd, 2019“[A] person who rides public transportation instead of driving reduces his or her carbon dioxide output, a harmful greenhouse gas, by more than 20 lbs a day and 4,800 lbs annually. That saves more than weatherizing a home, adjusting a thermostat, switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs and replacing older appliances with higher efficiency models, combined. A national climate change strategy that doesn’t embrace public transportation has simply missed the bus.” — … Read more
Updated: April 22nd, 2019Everyone flocks here for the amazing weather and awesome attractions. Visit San Diego in the off season and beat the crowds. We camped our last time there and enjoyed an amazing family vacation. These are just a few of the interesting attractions of Southern and Central California, but there are many other places of interest to choose from. It’s all a matter of deciding how much time you plan to spend in … Read more
Updated: May 15th, 2019Earn Money from Home, Whether you’re looking for a way to supplement your family’s budget or you’re in the market for a creative outlet, finding a gig where you can earn money from home is gratifying. One of my goals is to create and equip a proper home office. I really want a nice stand-up desk to work at, the Jason L collection has my eye…we’ll see. The 12 ways to earn money … Read more
Walk into any REI and you’re bound to be overwhelmed by the number of backpack options. Should I choose medium or large? Unisex or women’s? Blue or black? With so many choices, it’s no wonder travelers struggle to find the perfect backpack, the most important piece of travel gear. But it’s not impossible. Here’s how to find the best backpack for you.
Updated: May 18th, 2019The best travel skirts are versatile, comfortable, flattering, and easy to match with different types of shirts and shoes. They are great for traveling when you need to pack light and mix and match different outfits. Our favorite skirts are ones we wear when traveling and also wear often at home. Our go-to travel skirts: Toad & Co. Toad & Co. Chachacha Skirt Royal Robbins Discovery Strider Skirt Today’s women’s travel skirts … Read more
Review of Kuru shoes including what makes them a good travel shoe. This review specifically is about the Kuru Halcyon shoe, but extends to what’s great about other Kuru shoes.
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.
Rather than being the one day a year when everyone does something to reduce their impact, then forgets about it until next year, Earth Day should be a time for resolutions and new beginnings…. I’ve been focusing my energies on seeking green ways to furnish and repair our new (to us – it was built in 1925) house and helping nonprofits navigate the world of social media and online marketing by launching a new division of a direct mail company.