Since my wife and I are hiking fanatics, we decided that we needed to plan a hiking vacation, nothing but hiking for entertainment and amusement. We had two choices we were pondering; go north to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, or visit the Grand Canyon along with some other national parks in the southwest area.Continue reading “A Hiking Adventure through the Grand Canyon”
Recently, I had to change my tires since they were almost worn out. Ever since having my Corolla, I’ve never paid more than $55 for a service and that was for an oil change, the most important maintenance every car needs. So when I had to cough up around $550 for a new set of tires, it was a bit shocking.Continue reading “What does your car really cost?”
Read our first bad experience to see why we left our Airbnb before even unpacking! After some post-reflection and thought on our experience with this Airbnb, we noted that we could have probably avoided this by doing better research for our Airbnb after noting a few red flags in the listing. I’ll divide this in different sections.Continue reading “Tips for a Great Airbnb Experience”
Along our travels and adventures, my wife and I mostly use Airbnb instead of hotels. This is true about 70% of the time, since every now and then we will stay at a hotel. We both love the experience and concept of Airbnb; you can choose to “rent” an entire home, apartment, studio, guesthouse, and even single rooms. With proper researching, you can find single rooms with a private entrance and private bathroom; similar to what you get at a hotel but less expensive.Continue reading “A Sketchy tale of Airbnb”
It is almost one year from the day I married my awesome beautiful wife, when we gave ourselves to each other for life, and then celebrated this union with our closest family and friends. It is a day I will never forget, a day that seemed magical beyond anything, that went better than planned or expected, and our guests truly appreciated.Continue reading “Outrageous Wedding Bill!”
In the last few years, technology has improved so much that it aims to increase our quality of life, be it with smart appliances, self-driving cars with improved sensors for safety, audio speakers you can give commands to, and so much more. Technology is good. It is cool, fun, nerdy, and geeky. Along with all these technological improvements, social media has seen a boom as well and is being used more than ever for many different reasons.Continue reading “How do you spend time on Facebook?”
Depending on where you live, you might be using your heating unit much more now to stay warm during winter season. If you’re an unfortunate soul that has an all-electric HVAC system, you might also start to notice your electric bill creeping up. But regardless of what season it is or weather you have a gas furnace, have you ever wondered how you end up owing what you owe for the monthly electric bill?Continue reading “Are you battling your electric bill?”
Not many people enjoy going to any type of car shop, mechanic, dealership… you name it. Everyone hates car trouble. So when I received an email about an open recall on my car, I scheduled an appointment at my nearest Toyota dealer. When I went in for the checking, they said the CVT needed a reflash.Continue reading “Winning at the car dealership”
This was freezing cold!
The outdoors is something I really enjoy, so when some few weekends ago a friend of mine mentioned the idea of going hiking and camping, I immediately said yes. The night before, my wife and I packed our gear, got the hiking boots ready and were anxious for the next day. Our day started with heading over to Shenandoah’s Old Rag Hiking Trail with a group of friends.Continue reading “Camping in ice cold weather!”
Last week, I showed you the progress I am making on tracking the fuel efficiency of my 2015 Corolla! So far I am getting the results I wanted, with efficiency at or above the highway rating of 37mpg for my vehicle.
So… How do I calculate this?Continue reading “How to Calculate your Vehicle’s MPG”