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5 Best Free Museums in Washington, DC

5 Best Free Museums in Washington, DC

The world’s largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian, is located right in Washington, DC.  Comprising 19 museums and galleries as well as the National Zoo, it’s hard to leave the capital without visiting at least a few of the Smithsonian’s attractions.  The Smithsonian museums are world-class, easy to get to, and best of all,…

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By Grace, May 3, 2014
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Beat the Midday Slump Blues

Beat the Midday Slump Blues

The Afternoon Slump.  It’s so common that some cultures build it right into their day, shutting everything down for a brief post-lunch hiatus.  Unfortunately, not all of us live in a country where siesta-taking is smiled upon.  Here are some tips for beating that midday slump – and some for stopping it before it starts….

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By Grace, April 30, 2014
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Be Your Own Bartender – The Basics of Cocktails

Be Your Own Bartender – The Basics of Cocktails

Being able to make a good drink is a skill that’s sure to impress – with the added bonus that it’s much more inexpensive than ordering that same drink at a bar.  It’s easier than you think – try these basics and you’ll be on your way. Basics We won’t insult your intelligence by going…

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By Grace, April 26, 2014
5 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Tomatoes

5 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Tomatoes

Tomatoes are delicious and healthy, which is probably why they’re one of the most popular fruits in the world.  (Despite what many people think, tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable.)  Tomatoes are grown and consumed on every continent, and a staple in many dishes and diets.  But apart from being tasty, tomatoes are also…

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By Grace, April 23, 2014
Credit Cards: How They Work and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

Credit Cards: How They Work and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

Credit card debt around the world is getting out of control.  But despite what many people think, credit cards aren’t the tool of evil banks trying to steal all your money.  Credit cards can be useful and beneficial if you know how to use them to your advantage. What is a credit card? A credit…

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By Grace, April 23, 2014
Make Your Own Walking Tour

Make Your Own Walking Tour

One of the best (and cheapest) ways to see a city is on foot.  On foot you really see a place in all its details – not the least being its people.  Here’s some tips on ways to plan an exciting walking adventure in any city- just don’t forget to pack a good pair of…

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By Grace, April 16, 2014
4 Best Probiotic Foods (That You’ll Actually Want to Eat!)

4 Best Probiotic Foods (That You’ll Actually Want to Eat!)

The human digestive tract contains over 400 types of microorganisms that help us digest our food and keep the bad bacteria from growing in our guts.  Good bacteria, known as probiotics, can help with digestive problems, including diarrhea, bloating, gas, lactose intolerance, and irritable bowel syndrome.  Despite a lack of conclusive scientific evidence for their…

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By Grace, April 11, 2014
Come Fly With Me

Come Fly With Me

As the saying goes, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey, but sometimes when travelling the journey can make the destination not seem worth the trouble.  Avoid hassle and enjoy the journey with these tips for smooth air travel. Arrive Early Give yourself plenty of time for things to go wrong, and you’ll be stress…

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By Grace, March 28, 2014
Get Your Fix – Five Great Ways to Satisfy Your Chocolate Cravings

Get Your Fix – Five Great Ways to Satisfy Your Chocolate Cravings

By now most of us have heard the good news – chocolate is good for you!  Chock-full of cholesterol lowering monounsaturated fats and boasting heart-healthy antioxidants, chocolate isn’t only delicious; it’s more than a little nutritious.  Studies are uncovering more and more benefits of this favorite wonder-food every day – some even claim eating chocolate…

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By Grace, March 23, 2014
​6 Tips for Finding the Cheapest Airfare

​6 Tips for Finding the Cheapest Airfare

If it seems like airfare is getting more expensive every year, that’s probably because it is.  Rising fuel costs and shrinking competition as airlines merge means that prices are on the rise.  For many cash-strapped travelers, finding a cheap ticket can be the difference between a life-changing adventure and staying home.  Finding inexpensive airline tickets…

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By Grace, March 18, 2014
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