Affordable (and Warm) U.S. Winter Getaways   Recently updated !

After this week’s “Snowmageddon”, I think most of us here in Northern Kentucky could use a vacation filled with warm temperatures and lots of sunshine and less of frigid winter temperatures. More importantly, we need to get away without breaking the bank. To help us decide on a destination (and get the planning party started), […]

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Where to Rent Camera Equipment in New York City

How To Rent Camera Equipment Like a Pro

Whether you are a beginner or long-time professional photographer, you know purchasing new and even used gear can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, a number of rental websites have launched in recent years to give photographers an alternative to breaking the bank on a single piece of equipment. For a fraction of the cost, photographers can […]


Texas-Sized Fun: The 10 Best Places to Visit in Austin   Recently updated !

Home of South by Southwest (SXSW) and the University of Texas (Hook’em!), Austin is one of the Lone Star State’s biggest attractions. Planning a trip to the Texas state capital? Here are some of the can’t-miss spots in the city, courtesy of TourTexas.com. Yeehaw! Texas State Capitol: Standing at 302 feet tall and completed in […]

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"No Drones Zone" in effect at Super Bowl 50

Santa Clara to Welcome Big Crowds, Not Drones for Super Bowl 50

This year, the most popular sporting event in the United States will take place near San Francisco and is expected to draw over 70,000 people to the Bay Area on Sunday. While the city will certainly welcome the tens of thousands of Super Bowl fans in town for the big game, one particular group isn’t […]


How to Plan a Camping Trip in Northern California   Recently updated !

It’s no secret that Northern California is one of my favorite places to visit. In fact, I’ve written about San Francisco several times over the past couple of years right here on this blog. As winter continues to freeze the midwest, I can’t help but think about taking a trip west to visit the Bay […]

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Tips for camping in the winter

How to Go Camping in the Winter

When you think about winter, the last thing that probably comes to mind is sleeping in a tent outdoors in freezing temperatures. However, camping in the winter can be a lot of fun. Below, we’ve shared some some tips for camping in the winter, courtesy of Nikki Fotheringham for the Huffington Post Canada. Have fun […]


U.S. Construction Industry Growth Expected to Continue in 2016

Let the good times roll. According to a study by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), U.S. commercial and industry construction growth will continue despite a weak global economy. A summary of the results of the study were recently reported by Electrical Construction & Maintenance. Led by strong consumer spending, ABC forecasts growth in nonresidential construction […]

Construction industry expected to continue growing in 2016

Tips for packing for a backcountry ski trip

How to Pack for a Backcountry Winter Ski Trip

For ski enthusiasts, this is the most wonderful time of the year. While many of us are buried under blankets, sitting by the fire and clutching a cup of coffee, backcountry skiers are hitting the slopes and exploring the wilderness this winter. If you have been backcountry skiing before, you probably know how to pack […]


Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Nintendo 64

Every generation has its own gold standard form of entertainment for children. Over the decades toys such as G.I. Joe, Barbie, Tonka, Milton Bradley board games, Hot Wheels and Lego construction sets have given generations parents alone time and their kids something to do while sitting Indian-style on their living room carpet. For my age bracket, one of those […]

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Importance of making AEDs readily available

AEDs Can Save Lives But Only If They’re Available

It’s a proven fact that automated external defibrillators save lives (if they didn’t, they wouldn’t exist). The problem, at least according to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (SCAF), is that they aren’t always readily available when a need arises. According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, sudden cardiac arrest is the third leading […]