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 With temperatures beginning to drop and leaves starting to change colour, now’s a perfect time to go for one last family road trip: it’s not sweltering hot outside, nor is the driving horrid because of snow and ice. Below you’ll find a few recommendations for fall road trips in Southwestern Ontario. Elora... Read More.
We’ve been saying “summer’s just around the corner” in Ontario for a while now, and although the weather has been cooler than usual, it’s never too early to talk about dogs in cars. One company that has reached the finish line first on that issue is Tesla, who announced a Tesla Dog Mode in February.... Read More.
Treat reviews for dog seat belts like reviews for children’s car seats: safety first. You’re not investigating convenience options like you might for your next productivity software package. Instead, you’re trying to figure out how to keep you, your pet, and any other occupants in the car safe in case of a crash.... Read More.
“Are we there yet?” I’m certain many articles and blog posts about the family road trip start with that question. It’s not for lack of creativity! It’s because that question encompasses everything in the family road trip experience: restless children, parents at the end of their wits, and everyone strapped into a tiny room on four wheels, anticipating the fun to come.... Read More.
If this is the first time you’re traveling with your pet to Florida, don’t leave overnight accommodations to spur-of-the-moment planning. The last thing you want is to be dead tired and trying to book a room at a hotel or bed & breakfast that doesn’t allow pets. Using an app, like BringFido, can help you plan ahead and ease some of the stress that traveling with your pet can cause.... Read More.
If your dog drives with you unsecured, you’re not alone. Last year, Volvo US conducted a national study of 2,000 American dog owners and found that 97% of pet owners drive with their dogs, but many of them do so unsafely…... Read More.
Driving while pregnant presents women with many challenges. Nausea, stiff joints, a growing abdomen, a seemingly shrunken bladder…the list sometimes seems endless. But a seatbelt is necessary. According to a 2012 article published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, motor vehicle accidents injure about 92,000 pregnant women every year in the US. So, should you stop driving?... Read More.