Traveling Alone: Tips to Make a Solo Road Trip Easier

People mostly travel for fun, but have you ever thought about traveling on your own? According to most soloist travelers, traveling alone brings a lot of fun and boosts confidence. One advantage is you can write your own itinerary and the other one is not to think too much of time compared with traveling with a companion. If you have been traveling for a long time now and have not tried traveling alone yet, perhaps this is something you may want to consider in the future. We know some of you m...

College Road Trip: Equip the Car with 7 Tools for Emergencies

Across the country, college kids are planning their spring break travel, with most heading for the sun. Many parents look at college road trips as a rite of passage, but all of us worry about our kids' safety. With all the gear that generally ends up in the road trip car, it's hard to find room for the passengers. But no matter how much your kids scream and moan about taking safety equipment, you should prepare the travel car for the four most common emergency road service problems: Flat tire...

Road Trips: Snack Ideas for a Road Trip

To better enjoy your road trip and to have enough energy once you stop for activities or attractions bringing a good selection of snacks is essential. You do of course have the possibility of stopping at gas stations or fast food restaurants along the way to get the energy you need, but this is often both expensive and unhealthy. This article will give you some ideas for road trip snacks to bring with you to avoid those gas stations and fast food places. Many of the snacks listed below requir...

Trips for Wine Lovers: Don’t Miss Out On A Trip Wine Country

For all wine lovers, a trip to San Francisco should also consist of a day trip to some of the fine vineyards that are in driving distance of the city. Many of these vineyards have charter packages available that will pick you up and bring you on a tour through the vineyard and allow you to sample their wines and then take you back, no worrying about drinking too much and then driving. The wines that are available in the Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley of California have been known to change the...

Child Safety: Choosing the Right Car Seat to Keep Your Child Safe in a Car

Car Seat Types The car seat you buy will depend upon the height, weight and age of your child. Your baby will go through different stages that require different types of car seats. Don't trade up to the next stage too quickly. It is important to keep your child in a rear-facing car seat for as long as you can. When you are starting out, you have the option of putting your newborn into a convertible car seat or a dedicated infant seat. Although convertible types can be forward facing as well ...

How to Keep Your Teenager Safe: What to Must Know Before Handing over the Car Keys

There are probably all kinds of thoughts going through your mind during this period of parenthood. Your innocent, young child has reached a milestone in life that brings a new freedom they have been dreaming about for the last 15-16 years! Your child's dependence on you has just been reduced tremendously and we know you are probably a little relieved you don't have to shuffle them around all over town. But in the back of your mind, you can only hope that all your guidance will be enough to he...

Workplace Accidents and How to Prevent Them: Muscle Cramps

One of the most common complaints that riddles physicians involve painful muscle cramps and what to do about them. Likely you've gotten your fair share of them too, especially if you're active and exercise regularly. Sometimes they're just a vague, achy "charley horse" or tightness, and other times muscle cramps can be a deep, intense, shooting pain that jolts you awake in the middle of the night. If you've been bothered by muscle cramps, read this article about getting rid of and preventing the...

Involved in a Car Accident? Keep This Checklist of What to Do Next

Any of the steps you take right after the accident will most likely reduce the chance of worsening the injuries you might have endured, help to secure a quick settlement with your insurance company, keep you in good terms with the law and it might even save a few lives. However, whenever you find yourself in an accident, you will most likely be struck by emotions that might cause you a lot of stress, which in turn can make it hard to remember what to do and how to behave right after the accident...

How to Buy the Safest Bike for Your Kids at Your Local Bicycle Shop

Think back to the time when you got your first bicycle. The excitement, the magic, and euphoria you felt at that time was unparalleled. Cruising down the street with the wind in your hair, you suddenly had a peek at the glory and power of unlimited freedom. Yes, kids love bicycles and parents love getting bikes for their children. Fortunately, there is a good variety of styles, models and makes that you can choose from when you go shopping for bicycles for your kids. While toddlers like tricy...

Bike Accidents and How to Avoid Them

A combination of factors means that cyclists are exposed to dangers that most motorists don't even have to consider. For example, being less visible to drivers and being completely without the protection of a ton of metal means that your average cyclist is pretty likely to be badly injured if they come head to head with a car. Cyclists are amongst the most vulnerable road users! You are more likely to be seriously injured in a collision with a car than in a bike only accident. There is one or...