Everyone remembers their first time floating down whitewater rapids – the force of the river, the sound of rushing water, the way the raft bounces in between holes. For as long as rivers have raged, thrill seekers have sought to float down them in flimsy watercraft.
But what do you do when guided rafting tours just aren’t cutting it anymore? If you find yourself bit by the rafting bug, you’re in luck! The U.S. is covered in raging rivers from the wilds of Alaska, down to the swamps of Florida which means there’s a cornucopia of places where rafters can get their fill. Check out these five cities where the whitewater obsessed can catch some big [...]
Living in a busy city like Washington, D.C. means you’re probably at work all the time, focusing on building your career and putting other aspects of life aside for later. Growing your career can be a great thing to do, but at some point, you’re going to have to think about progressing in your personal life. The big question is figuring out when that point is for you. Most of the time, people can begin to advance to the next stage of their lives when it comes to their apartment. Apartment living in D.C. can be the preferred option to those struggling with home ownership responsibilities and fees, but there will come a time when you might want to move. How will you know [...]
If you live for the summer months, there’s a good chance you also live for barbecue. Whether it’s burgers on the coals in your backyard or smoked brisket on a bar patio, barbecue is the perfect pairing for a nice summer evening. And while good barbecue can be found just about anywhere across America, there are few places that just do it differently. From Hawaii to Tennessee, here are a few cities that would make a perfect home for any barbecue lover.1. Austin, Texas
via Black’s Barbecue
The Lone Star State is known around the world for its barbecue – you can even find a barbecue [...]
These days, more Americans are rediscovering the joys of urban living. The new metropolitan renaissance has many proponents, from younger people who want to be close to the action and have access, to the employment opportunities and amenities found in larger cities, to empty-nesters eager to live out their golden years surrounded by high culture and ample convenience.
The most popular destinations have seen dramatic increases in housing prices as of late, but there are still plenty of great cities where buying into the American Dream is still affordable. Check out these five urban areas now, where homes are still super [...]
It turns out there’s more to moving than packing a few boxes and loading up a big truck—especially if you’re moving across the country. Keep your belongings and your sanity intact with these tips for your long-distance move.Pack Smart
Every good move begins with a plan. Organize your belongings into categories that make sense to box together. Use high-quality boxes or bins meant to withstand a long-distance move, label every box you pack, and keep important items accessible. When it comes to packing a moving truck, follow general guidelines, like heaviest items in first, to keep your belongings safe and secure during transit.Let the Experts Handle It
Being a pet owner in a house, even one with a tiny yard, usually means access to “green space,” in a front, back or side yard. But what if you live in an apartment, condominium, high-rise or even on a boat? If you’re not in a dog friendly area, your dog still needs green space, even if they’re walked daily on a sidewalk.1. Pets Need Exercise
A stroll around the block on a leash a couple of times a day is not exercise, at least not for your pet. “Animals need to run daily, if not multiple times a day,” said Dr. Ernie Ward. Ward suggests pet owners should commit to taking their dog to a dog park every day, or as often as possible, even if you [...]