Brendan

Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

Road Trip Tip: Choose the RV That’s Right for You

Jun 12, 2014

Perhaps no one better understands the Buddha quote, “It is better to travel well than to arrive,” than those who own recreational vehicles. And, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and a 2011 commissioned study by the University of Michigan, more and more travelers are embracing the concept. U.S. ownership of RVs has reached […]

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ATV Safety: Off-Roading with the Whole Family

Jun 06, 2014

We love to share our passions with our children. We want to engage in family pastimes, so we pursue outdoor recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, surfing and snorkeling. Sometimes our favorite activities involve motorized vehicles, and while we wouldn’t necessarily put our young children behind the wheel of a powerboat, we […]

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SLIDESHOW: 6 Apartment-Appropriate Pets

Jun 06, 2014

If you long for an animal companion but live in an apartment, don’t despair: you don’t need to own a home with a huge yard to give a pet a good home. All you have to do is select an animal that can live in a small area and won’t damage either your apartment or […]

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Climb Aboard Chicago’s Bike Share Program

Jun 05, 2014

Divvy, Chicago’s year-old bike share program, has been a big hit with local residents, and it’s not too late to climb on board. Divvy’s first ride took place on June 28, 2013, and since then its 4,000 bikes and 400 stations have averaged 4,062 rides per day through March 2014, according to divvybikes.com. Besides fresh […]

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18-Wheeler Wisdom: One Trucker’s Guide to Safe Driving

Jun 02, 2014

When you’re cruising down the highway, it makes sense that you might get a little jumpy at the sight of an 18-wheeler in your rear view—they often weigh 75,000 pounds more than your car. In 2012, there were 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks—an increase of 18 percent from 88,000 in 2011, according to the U.S. […]

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Father’s Day: What Your Dad Really Wants This Year

Jun 01, 2014

This Father’s Day, steer clear of the neck tie option and instead make him swoon with something he really wants—time with you. Decode your dad’s interests and allow him to unwrap an experience this June 15. We’ve broken down some “dad passion points” so that you can easily personalize his present this year. For the […]

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8 Kid-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

May 29, 2014

Las Vegas may be known as an adult playground, but there are a surprising number of activities for families with children who are new to the area. Here’s a look at some kid-friendly places to visit.   Close to the Strip M&M’s World, where you can personalize your M&M’s and view 3-D movies, is located […]

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Hottest Colorado Boating Lakes

May 29, 2014

When you drive around the Denver metro area and in the Front Range foothills communities, it’s not uncommon to see boats in people’s driveways. Tow boats, sailboats, runabouts, sometimes even medium-sized cabin cruisers. Those who aren’t familiar with Colorado’s boating community may think, “Where the heck are they going?!” While it’s true that some Coloradans […]

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Arizona Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

May 08, 2014

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is putting renewed focus on distracted driving and has begun cracking down on offenders, AZCentral.com reports. According to DPS, distracted driving caused about 11 percent of all crashes in Arizona — nearly 1,200 in a four-month review period. Because driving while rubbernecking, texting or using a cellphone is not in […]

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Protect Your Motorcycle from Dust, Sun and Wind in Vegas

May 01, 2014

Spring brings outdoor temperatures that welcome us—with highs in the 80s (and sometimes 90s). Now is a great season to ride a motorbike in Las Vegas. Bikers in the Mojave Desert can keep a motorcycle ride-ready for as many years as possible by remembering to pay close attention to the following factors—engine specs, climate and […]

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