Awesome Things to Do in Las Vegas That Aren’t on the Strip

Awesome Things to Do in Las Vegas That Aren’t on the Strip

Las Vegas is famous for gambling and the Strip, but there are many other cool things to do there that are often overlooked in the afterglow of the casinos. If you aren’t into gambling, or you ran out of money, or you’re just plain tired of the madness of the...
The Best Way to Carry a U-Lock on Your Bike

The Best Way to Carry a U-Lock on Your Bike

This is the best solution I’ve found for carrying a U-lock on a bike. I discovered the hard way that a steel cord bike lock is NOT secure and can be cut in seconds, so I switched to a U-lock for my bike. I’ll never rely on a cable to lock my bike up...
How I Lived Without a Car in Los Angeles

How I Lived Without a Car in Los Angeles

In 2016, I was hit by a drunk driver and my car was totaled. After I recovered, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to do an experiment: to go without owning a car for at least three months (from November through January) in the car capital of the world, Los...
Seven Reasons Why Traveling by Train is Awesome

Seven Reasons Why Traveling by Train is Awesome

In the U.S., we might think of train travel as a slow, outdated, and expensive way to get around.  Yet, in other countries, it’s the primary means of transportation and it works well!  In certain parts of the U.S., taking the train can be a great alternative to...
Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI

Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI

Providence, RI is a small but very charming New England city with a lot to offer, including culture, great restaurants, lots of outdoor activities, and a riverfront modeled after Venice, Italy!  After living here for some years now, I’ve compiled a list of my top date...
Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI (Part 2)

Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI (Part 2)

…continued from part 1 12. Discover Unbeatable Italian Cuisine on Federal Hill If your date likes Italian food, you must check out one of the restaurants on Atwells avenue.  This area, known as Federal Hill, features some of the best restaurants in Providence. ...
Top Tips to Protect Your Bike From Theft

Top Tips to Protect Your Bike From Theft

My beloved Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike was stolen back in 2012. After that happened, I did a whole bunch of research (including talking to a cop) to insure that it doesn’t happen again. Here are my findings, which I hope will help insure that your bike never...
My Top Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

My Top Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

One of the worst parts of intercontinental travel is jet lag. If you are traveling for business, you probably are not given any time to get used to the local time zone. You’re expected to arrive and hit the ground running. Here are my suggestions: Before Your Trip Eat...
Mountain Bike Review: The 2012 Giant Revel 2

Mountain Bike Review: The 2012 Giant Revel 2

My Specialized mountain bike was recently stolen, so I had to go out and find a new one. After doing some research, I settled on the 2012 Giant Revel 2. This lists for $379, but I was able to find it at a local bike store for $359. To be sure, this is considered to be...
Ten of the Coolest Bars in Los Angeles

Ten of the Coolest Bars in Los Angeles

Here are ten spectacular L.A. bars that anyone can get into. These have great ambiance and/or great views. Some have mild dress codes or require reservations, but if you do that little bit of homework, you’ll be rewarded with these really unique bar experiences....

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