By Lori Straus Maybe your family is growing, or a parent is moving in with you, or you’re planning a Spring Break road trip. Whatever the situation, you need more space in your vehicle. The good news is that you have many options that don’t require you to buy a new vehicle. We’ll cover a... Read More.
By Lori Straus Whether we like them or not, extended warranties are part of the shopping process these days. Whereas it makes no sense to buy one for your desktop computer, you might buy one for the laptop you carry with you everywhere. And like computers, getting an extended warranty on your vehicle makes sense... Read More.
By Lori Straus Although this winter hasn’t felt like much of a winter for those of us in southern Ontario, winter always includes temperatures below -10 Celsius for the entire province. And remember last winter? For the western half of Canada, from the Upper Great Lakes to the Pacific coast, February 2019 saw the lowest... Read More.
By Lori Straus Ice racing is exactly what it says: car racing on a track of ice. The Ontario finals take place every year starting in January in Minden, Ontario. Approximately 100 racers come out each weekend for a six-weekend stretch and compete in several classes. The CASC makes it easy for anyone interested in... Read More.
By Lori Straus You’re on the road to a winter getaway, it’s -25°C outside, the wind is blowing, and instead of driving, you’re stuck with a dead battery. What do you do? First, pull out your emergency kit and give everyone blankets, etc., to keep warm. Next, flag down a stranger to give you a... Read More.
2019 Toyota Highlander review – by Chris Chase – 3.9/5 Toyota’s fourth-generation Highlander crossover arrives in January 2020, following its 2019 debut at the New York auto show. Therefore, by the time you read this review of the third-generation Highlander — a 2019 model — it’ll officially be last year’s car. However, Toyota’s tendency toward... Read More.
By Lori Straus As beautiful as the surrounding landscapes can be in the winter, with everything covered in white snow, one of the major inconveniences of winter is getting stuck in the snow. It can even happen with winter tires. Depending on the situation, you may need to call for help. However, in many cases... Read More.
By Lori Straus As I write this, it’s 9°C in the second week of December in my city in Southwestern Ontario. All my hard-earned shovelling is being erased. That makes it hard to believe that it’s still winter. But it is. If you haven’t done so yet, do it immediately: assemble your winter driving kit,... Read More.
By Lori Straus Nothing is more classic to camping than a tent. But perhaps the ground is so bumpy—no matter where you lie down—that you worry your air mattress might spring a leak. Or you want to reduce the number of unwanted guests in your tent. Truck tents and rooftop tents solve these problems for... Read More.
By Lori Straus Overlanding is a combination of off-roading, road trips, and camping. However, whereas camping and road trips focus on the destination, overlanding focuses on the journey itself. Overlanders rise to the challenge of self-reliance the pastime demands, and they love the community that has arisen over the past decades. In this blog post,... Read More.