by Lori Straus What keeps you up more at night: that your child will eventually start dating? Or driving? For most parents, it’s probably a toss-up. Since we’re not in the business of advising on dating, we’ll stick to teenage driving in this blog post. At the very least, you can take some comfort in... Read More.
By Lori Straus One of the most common concerns about driving a battery-electric vehicle (BEV), which doesn’t require any gas to operate, is the range of the vehicle. Hybrid vehicles don’t have this concern, because they still have a gas tank. However, with increasingly more people becoming concerned about the environmental impact of driving, BEVs... Read More.
by Lori Straus Feeling a bit cooped up? Sometimes a road trip movie is enough to take your family somewhere. Here are five road trip movies you can watch with your family. Finding Nemo Although no roads are technically used in this movie, Nemo’s dad still goes on an oceanic road trip to find his... Read More.
By Lori Straus Have you ever been stuck trying to walk in a rainstorm while holding your umbrella in front in a vain attempt to stay dry? It’s much, much harder to walk, isn’t it? That difficulty in moving forward is reflected in a number called the drag coefficient. And just like your umbrella, your... Read More.
by Lori Straus Backing up a trailer is not for the faint of heart. But whether you’re towing your Skidoo or a full-sized RV behind you, you can’t avoid it. We’ll explain the basics here of how to back up your trailer, but if you’ve never done it before, have someone experienced help you. Be... 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 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.
By Lori Straus Fluffy, white snow; heavenly blue skies; and the bright sun that warms your face even when it’s -20°C outside. Maybe you’re planning to go skiing, hiking, or sight-seeing on your camping trip. Winter overlanding requires some precautions. In this blog post, I’ll take you through a few of them. Plan Your Trip—Without... Read More.
By Lori Straus Earlier this year, Volkswagen released a popular commercial for the Jetta GLI that suggests that the car’s stick shift prevents auto theft. Although news stories about car thefts abandoned because of stick shifts show up on occasion, driving one doesn’t necessarily protect your car from theft. On the other side of the... Read More.