Budget Tips

There comes a time in every device's life when it reaches the end of the road. You try your best to delay the inevitable by buying that truly hideous bulky case and installing every annoying software update, but one day your slightly obsolete baby will power on no more. Unfortunately for me, that moment finally came for my beloved iPod Touch...

I was a little bummed to learn that one of the best deals ever will soon meet its end.  The Lifetime Senior Pass available from the National Parks Service is scheduled to increase from $10.00 to $80.00 sometime this year (2017).  I don't meet the age requirement yet, but I was looking forward to it because of the wonderful time...

One of the most frustrating aspects of creating the garden of your dreams is the astronomical costs of supplanting barren land with healthy, lush plants.   Look at any gardening magazine and you will be inundated with photos of the most elaborately spectacular gardens you've ever seen.  Depending on where you live, where you shop or your personal tastes, it can potentially become an...

Traveling can sometimes be a lonely endeavor.  Sometimes, you’ll find yourself in a strange town surrounded by people you don’t know.  At dinnertime, you will call down for room service, pull out a menu from one of the local restaurants from your hotel nightstand or you venture out into the darkness hoping that something will spark your interest.Well, it doesn’t...

If you are a true nature lover at heart and can think of nothing being more exhilarating than spending your time surrounded by the snowy white chills of winter, then you should listen up.Whether you are into snowboarding, backcountry or alpine skiing, sledding, snowshoeing or ice fishing, nothing is quite as novel as winding down your day by spending your nights camping...

There’s no denying it.  Most of us have found ourselves virtually housebound when in actuality we would love to go out there and see the world.  The reality of the situation is that times are tough and it’s becoming difficult to purchase the necessities, much less think about what some would characterize as “indulgences” like travel.  Well, before you throw...

Since my previous article on 12 of the best free travel apps that will make traveling a breeze went viral, I discovered that there was a real interest in finding applications that would be useful to people who were travelers at heart.  After doing a bit of research and checking the functionality, I can say that I have been fortunate...