toronto on the lake
With boating season in full swing, it’s time to get out on the water, and a great place to do that is on the Great Lakes, says Konnie LeMay, editor of Lake Superior Magazine. “Each Great Lake has its own attractions,” LeMay notes. “The locks and canals along the way present intriguing stops, and for boaters, the…
young family lounging on the couch.
You spend a lot of time in your home, so you want to make sure it’s comfortable for you and your family, as well as for guests. Whether you’re moving into a new apartment or looking to update your long-time house, you might want to consider incorporating these design tips to help make your space…
first aid kit
Summer is in full swing, and beating the heat on the water can be a great way to savor the season. Powerboats, sailboats, pontoons and boats of all types can help bring your summer activities to the next level of fun. But what if you’re away from shore and need to address a medical issue immediately? Keeping…
dog in red carrier bag
For many animal lovers, it’s hard to imagine a family vacation without your four-legged friend. Preparation is extremely important — and is usually overlooked, says Jaclyn Rosenberg, marketing communications coordinator for the companion animals department at The Humane Society of the United States.  To help avoid this mistake, consider these eight tips to help ensure your air travel goes smoothly for…
father and son doing yard maintenance.
Come Labor Day, after a few months of outdoor fun in the sun, you may start to think about moving indoors again. The kids have headed back to school, leaves are starting to turn color and the days are getting cooler and shorter.    During this time when summer is winding down, but autumn hasn’t quite set…
align motorcycle wheel
A motorcycle’s handling is a key component for a safe and smooth ride, and when something’s not quite right on the bike, that handling can be compromised. A bike’s handling can be affected by a number of different components including the grips, handlebars and front fork, but one of the concerns might be a misaligned…
oil change
Changing your own engine oil and filter can be a great way to get started on doing some car maintenance yourself. But your first do-it-yourself car maintenance can be intimidating. While there are only a few steps to perform an engine oil and filter change, it’s vital that they are done right. So, today I am going to give you the…
atv riders
If you’re an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) enthusiast on a budget, buying a used ATV may be your best option. But you should do your due diligence before you make a purchase. Here are seven tips to consider as you begin your search for a used ATV: 1. Know What You Want to Buy “Do a lot of…
pipe with a blue water valve.
Natural disasters come in many shapes and sizes, and they can strike without warning. But emergency planning may help minimize the risks when such events do happen. And knowing how to shut off utilities — long before a disaster occurs — is something that should be a part of every emergency plan, according to the…
woman sitting on living room floor with laptop and coffee mug.
When you’re in your 20s, living paycheck to paycheck and thinking about paying your monthly rent and credit card bills, retirement might not seem like an urgent priority. But if you begin saving early, you may be able to get ahead on your retirement savings earlier than you thought. Saving for retirement begins by taking some small…