Tom Barlow is a freelance journalist specializing in lifestyle and consumer issues. In addition to DealNews, his writing has appeared on many websites, including Forbes.com and Aol's DailyFinance.com. He was an editor for the popular WalletPop.com as well. Barlow is a past membership director for the American Motorcyclist Association and was the Founding Director of one of the nation’s largest week-long bicycling events, The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure. Wearing another hat, Barlow is also a widely published fiction writer, with his work appearing most recently in the Best New Writing 2011 anthology and Digital Science Fiction.
Staying warm indoors while quaffing brews and watching sports on TV might seem appealing as the temperature begins its winter descent, but that doesn't mean you should go into complete hibernation. You can embrace the season on a winter hike, and all you need are the right clothes ... and maybe some snow.
With airfare costs on the rise — and airlines cutting back on space and services — you may want to consider spending Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays closer to home. But there are more driving dangers this time of year, so to ensure the safety of you and your entourage as you embark on your holiday travel plans, take the necessary steps to winterize your car now.
Before you know it, the wind and snow will be upon us. Don't spend another winter shivering and miserable, when you can embrace it from the comfort of a warm, dry parka. We've put together a quintessential list of what to look for in the perfect parka and found great deals on a variety of winter jackets for all types of weather conditions.
There's nothing quite like a good night's rest that leaves you energized in the morning. Unfortunately this level of beauty sleep often comes with a price; Tempur-Pedic mattresses have a reputation for being among the priciest solutions to a good night's sleep, but many people swear by them. Is it worth the money?