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No matter what type of travel you have planned for this year, safety and security should remain your top priorities. This rule applies to your day trip excursion, week-long vacation, cross-country road trip, and epic launch into the world of the digital nomad!
Somewhere along your journey, you could face a medical emergency, vehicle failure, or even riotous civil unrest. And when it happens you could be miles away from the nearest help.
In countries with weak health systems, prevention and early treatment could help you avoid a trip to an under-resourced local health facility. …
What better time than now to explore the wild country of an African safari! Ever travel to the Southern Hemisphere? You can escape the American and European winter woes and travel south where the reversed seasons put you in the midst of a sweltering summer. Rather than traveling to a…
Whether you’re embarking on an epic road trip or leaving your pandemic lockdown bunker for the first time in weeks, having a well-stocked emergency kit is essential. You could be stranded far from home and family, face mechanical or medical problems, or have to deal with extreme weather events.
This is the emergency kit I keep on hand at all times. You can easily expand it for specific activities like four-wheeling.
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From the subprime mortgage crisis to the recent Reddit-fueled GameStop mania, personal finance and investment news can be difficult to comprehend. TV shows and films are primarily consumed for their entertainment value. However, the right content can also provide valuable business education outside the classroom, providing insights into both individual decision-making and global economics. For those interested in personal finance, investing, and entrepreneurship, this collection of films and TV shows provide valuable lessons, distill practical advice, and recount cautionary tales.
A gripping biopic of McDonald’s “founder” Ray Kroc, who transformed Richard and Maurice McDonald’s innovative restaurant into a global business…
I have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, commonly known as an XJ. These were one of the first SUVs and were immensely popular. Manufactured from 1983 to 2001, approximately three million were made. Of the many I’ve seen, I’ve yet to see one that doesn’t have a broken and wobbly center console.
My XJ has been aging well. It’s still running strong despite having over 200,000 miles of driving history. The engine is known for being long lasting, but the vehicle definitely benefits from some modernization. As the car ages, it sometimes needs a little help to stay in great shape…
I recently acquired an Oculus Quest 2, which is a pretty amazing piece of hardware.
I’m a software engineer and gamer. Before this, I had never used VR but had obviously seen many examples of Unreal’s Engine in many games. I enjoy programming and have several visual ideas that I would like to see in VR. I’ve learned that the two main frameworks used by most VR devices are Unity or Unreal. I picked Unreal since it is based on C++, and I already have a background in that language.
Excited to try writing my first VR programs, I worked…
Cooking with cast iron pans may not be for the novice chef, but with the right skills and knowledge they make for excellent additions to your kitchen cookware. These pans are great for grilling meat or roasting vegetables. You can sear your food on the stove top, then transfer the entire pan into the oven to roast it to perfection. They can even be used to cook over a grill or an open campfire. Although not as convenient as a teflon frying pan, cast iron pans do provide a non-stick surface when properly seasoned. They may also be safer than…
Landscaping is hard. It’s also expensive to hire professionals because it’s a lot of work. If you have some reasonable “handyman” skills however, you can build a strong, good looking set of terraced steps yourself.
I did this project over the course of four weekends, usually only a few hours each day, and it cost me about $600. Roughly $450 of that was for the landscaping timbers and $100 of it was for pea gravel. The other materials are pretty cheap.
Here’s how I did it!
I’ve always thought tattoos are cool. I’ve also never been dedicated or brave enough to have something permanently etched into my skin. In a perfect world, I could get a tattoo that would last me through my beach vacation and then fade away once I returned home.
Inkbox is one of the first companies that could help me meet that goal.
Supposedly, Inkbox tattoos will last up to two weeks. You can submit your own designs as well, so it could also be an easy way to test out a tattoo or tattoo location in advance of getting something permanent.