by Lori Straus You might wonder why a blog post on ice cream is appearing on a blog about cars. I know many people associate tail-gating parties with cars (and trucks), and camping with cars (and trucks), but for me, stopping off somewhere along a summer road trip—or reaching the destination—usually ended in a fat... Read More.
by Lori Straus The summer in Ontario offers many getaways that don’t cost oodles of dollars. In this blog post, I’ll cover a few places you can visit in Southern Ontario. Point Pelee National Park This national park has the distinction of being the southernmost tip of Canada. The park is open all year round... Read More.
by Lori Straus Although car safety has increased dramatically over the years, safety ratings still show some cars are overall safer to drive than others. In this blog post, we’ll share with you tips for evaluating a vehicle’s safety as well as a few recent listings of the safest cars on the market. What to... Read More.
by Lori Straus With summer on spring’s heels, nothing says outdoors and socializing more than warm weather, a bright sun, and clear skies. Unfortunately, the pandemic is putting a wrench in many summer road trips and other travel plans. But not to be undone by an invisible foe, several organizations are already trying to find... Read More.
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 Have you ever thought about renting a car as part of your car-buying research? It might be useful if you’re considering changing the type of vehicle you want to drive. Test drives in those instances might not give you enough time to evaluate the new vehicle. After all, how will you know... Read More.
by Lori Straus You’re expecting? How exciting! If it’s your first one, you’re probably spending a lot of time researching everything you need to do to make your baby happy and healthy. If it’s your second (or later!) one, you likely know the drill but still need to prepare. A baby, whether it’s your first... 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.