Cristel Mohrman

Cristel Mohrman

Stories by Cristel Mohrman

10 Must-See Places on the Las Vegas Strip

Aug 07, 2014

Conde Nast Traveler describes Las Vegas as a “…glitzy, brash, opulent…” place filled with grand structures, classy establishments and theme hotels and parks. These attractions often make locals frequent hosts to visiting friends and relatives. Since touring the city typically involves checking out the Las Vegas Strip, here are some of the tourist staples worth visiting on […]

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Tool Time: How to Care for Your Most Important Yard Tools

Aug 01, 2014

Take care of your tools, and they’ll take care of you. That’s solid advice if you consider that well-maintained tools can make outdoor tasks easier (just try slicing through tough sod with a dull shovel). By extending their life of service, carefully preserved yard tools can save you money, too. Here are some basic tool-care […]

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Fun in the Sun: 7 Water Recreation Getaways Near Atlanta

Jul 31, 2014

If it’s too warm for you this summer in “Hotlanta” it may be time to bring out the boat or fishing rods for some fun on the water. Only a short drive from the city are numerous places throughout Georgia to enjoy water sports, ranging from lakes and reservoirs to rivers and beaches along the […]

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Relocating to Houston? How to Beat the Rent Crunch

Jul 31, 2014

Houston renters are facing rising prices and reduced apartment supply, according to the Houston Chronicle. A surge in workers relocating to the area is partly to blame, the paper says. Houston’s robust employment market (No. 2 in the nation, according to Forbes) is drawing thousands of new residents to the city, many of whom choose […]

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Why Houston Is a Top City for Millennials

Jul 24, 2014

Houston is one of the top 25 metro areas for Millennials to live based on rent, income and the number of young people residing in the city, according to Niche.com, a demographic research website. Some 15 percent of Houston’s population is between 25 and 34 years old, the median rent is $860 and unemployment is […]

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How to Keep Fit During Phoenix’s Sizzling Summers

Jul 24, 2014

Phoenix’s hot summers can make it tough to exercise outdoors. But the Valley has plenty of indoor fitness options for residents looking to work up a sweat, minus the glare of the sun. Rock Climbing Indoor rock climbing gyms feature high walls fixed with synthetic holds to grab onto while you’re scaling the surface. For example, […]

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Pikes Peak or Bust: 3 Ways to Reach the Top

Jul 24, 2014

The 14,115-foot Pikes Peak rises loftily above the town of Colorado Springs, about 70 miles south of Denver. Although the mountain is not Colorado’s tallest “14er” — what locals call 14,000-foot-plus mountains — it is the state’s most famous, according to the City of Colorado Springs. Poet Katherine Lee Bates penned the first draft of […]

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How to Find a Rental Apartment in Chicago

Jul 17, 2014

Tracking down the right rental apartment in Chicago can be challenging. But there are ways to make it easier to find a place that suits your lifestyle and budget. Start by using a free apartment-finding service. Apartment People, for instance, offers no-cost searches for prospective renters from Hyde Park in the south to suburban Wilmette […]

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Fresh Ways to Spend the Fourth

Jul 08, 2014

This year, freshen up your Fourth of July by ditching the holiday crowds and noisy bottle rockets for a less stressful celebration with friends and family. Whether it’s setting up camp in your backyard or hitting the road to explore a national park, check out our ideas to make this year’s July Fourth celebration red, white […]

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4 Reasons to Get Out and Enjoy Boating

Jul 01, 2014

The boating lifestyle is one the entire family can embrace, and the love of boating can be easily passed down through the generations. Ask any boater, and he or she likely will tell you that a parent or grandparent also was a boater. What’s more, avid boaters often introduce their own children to the fun, continuing the […]

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