The rustic, no-frills vacation you should book now

Photo: DENIS LOVROVIC/AFP (Getty Images) I gave birth to my first goat in 2019. Technically it was two goats, twin girls, who both needed to be heated with a hair dryer while the goat herder cared for their stoic mother. Without socks and in pajamas, I was called in at around 6:30 a.m. to help … Read more

Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet

Screenshot: Emilie Long Happy to go on vacation, but not happy to prepare your travel plans? The very idea of ​​dozens of browser tabs and hours of work to find flights, hotels, restaurants and things to do and then make all those reservations and keeping everything organized – is (almost) enough for one person to … Read more

Avoid Small Towns on Sundays and Other Ways to Have a Better Road Trip

Photo: Olesya Kuznetsova (Shutterstock) If you’ve been watching summer vacation flights lately, you might agree with my sentiment that 2022 will be the year of the road trip. It turns out that high fuel costs, labor shortages and rising inflation are not a great recipe for affordable air travel. When done right, road trips can … Read more

The best free online tools to map your own cycling routes

Photo: Oleg Troino (Shutterstock) Whether you’re in an unfamiliar place or expanding your horizons in your hometown, there are plenty of tools online to customize different walking, running, and biking routes wherever you are. The online tools we’ll highlight here aren’t all created equal, so let’s take a look at the best free options depending … Read more

The best free online tools to map your own cycling routes

Photo: Oleg Troino (Shutterstock) Whether you’re in an unfamiliar place or expanding your horizons in your hometown, there are plenty of tools online to customize different walking, running, and biking routes wherever you are. The online tools we’ll highlight here aren’t all created equal, so let’s take a look at the best free options depending … Read more

How to save money at the grocery store when food costs a fortune

Photo: Stockkete (Shutterstock) In case you haven’t been choking after seeing the price of bacon lately: groceries are expensive right now. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that “food prices rose 7.9% for the year ending February 2022, the largest 12-month gain since July 1981.” It’s the highest consumer inflation rate in over … Read more