by Lori Straus Sometimes, those long family road trips that are meant to be fun family time can turn into squabble fests as impatience takes over and the kids become restless in the back seat. We can certainly empathize with kids: at some point in time, they’ve seen enough trees and fields. A movie would... Read More.
by Lori Straus A trip to an automotive museum can fill your tank for automotive wonder. And have you heard? Auto enthusiasts will soon have another place to dwell in amazement: a third automotive museum in Ontario. Canadian Automotive Museum Located in Oshawa, the Canadian Automotive Museum boasts a collection of Canadian and international vehicles... Read More.
by Lori Straus In my 20s, I taught English in Germany. As the resident Canadian in a small-town school, I thought asking the students to produce something creative about pioneer life might interest them. I wrote up brief summaries myself, because their English was still close to the beginner level. One summary was about maple... Read More.
by Lori Straus Each driver on the road takes a slightly different amount of time to react to an accident. Age plays a role, but so do many more things. For example, did you know that listening to your favourite Top 40 songs can slow down your driver reaction time? In this blog post, we’ll... Read More.
By Lori Straus Everyone has their favourite coffee place, but how many people have a favourite hot chocolate place? Finding excellent hot chocolate can be a bit difficult: a lot of locales use commercial powdered cocoa mixed with whey powder and/or skim milk powder and copious amounts of sugar and dissolve the mixture in water.... Read More.
by Lori Straus Could you imagine winter in Ontario without skating? While most cities and towns will have both indoor and outdoor skating facilities, Ontario boasts some truly unique outdoor skating experiences. We’ve collected a few of them here for you that would make wonderful winter day trips or short family getaways. View this post... Read More.
by Lori Straus Why spend money on your car when you can save it? Follow these tips below to save money on your vehicle right now. In the winter, we usually turn our car on early to warm it up. However, only the first minute or two make a difference in the interior temperature of... Read More.
By Lori Straus Finding the interior of your car too bland? Or do your kids dirty the back seat too often? Tired of vacuuming pet hair? Consider seat covers. They’ll protect your seats from all sorts of abuse, leaving your interior with minimal damage when it comes time to resell, which can mean more money... Read More.
by Lori Straus Telematics is the technology used to monitor a driver. Logistics, utility, transportation, and other companies that maintain fleets have been using telematics to monitor their drivers for a long time. Did you know it’s also available to consumers? In this blog post, we’ll quickly cover how telematics can help you monitor young... Read More.
by Lori Straus The snow has fallen (and melted, and fallen, and melted—depending on where in Ontario you live). The time couldn’t be better for a winter drive to a Christmas tree farm or woodlot in your area. In this blog post, you’ll learn the dos and don’ts of cutting down a Christmas tree. Before... Read More.