A Toast to California

For those who are unaware, September is California Wine Month. And what better way to celebrate that fact than to stop worrying about what to plan for that “perfect fall vacation” and simply head to the Golden State on a journey to see the most beautiful wineries in the world. With hundreds to choose from, we are narrowing it down to the top five so you can witness the diversity California offers: the “best of the best” to visit in order to have one of the most relaxing and fun trips you’ve ever taken.

Mercedes Wins the Title of “Luxury” in 2018

For most, luxury vehicles are nothing more than a dream. But they are definitely a dream worth working for. The most recent announcement from the auto industry was focused on this arm of luxury; picks were made already of the top vehicles being released in 2018 that will be, quite literally, dream-worthy.

Handy Homeowners: Leave This to the Pros

Being a self-reliant homeowner is a wonderful thing. It is also a far easier thing now that the Do-It-Yourself industry has grown so immensely. There are many TV shows on the air, as well as helpful videos on the Internet that give easy, concise directions on how to fix things that go wrong in the house, saving you money. However, although many DIY projects can pay off for the homeowner, there are others that occur that need to be left to the professionals. After all, there would not be professionals in these particular industries if the work could be done by simply looking at an Internet video.

Brick & Mortar Loses Ground in 2017

  Brick & Mortar Loses Ground in 2017 by Amy Lignor   As September begins and we enter the final third of the year, counting down to 2018, business and industry reports are releasing preliminary statistics in various areas of the marketplace. From Forbes to USA Today, everything from the best stocks to the worst […]

The “Must-Have” Trio for Your Fall Backpacking Adventure

  The “Must-Have” Trio for Your Fall Backpacking Adventure by Amy Lignor   When you talk about a backpacking trip, you don’t feel the heaviness or the hard work laying ahead like you do when planning a major camping trip. After all, when it comes to the backpacking trip, you only have a small amount […]

The NFL Surprises

  The NFL Surprises by Amy Lignor   Much like that last day of school when you’re looking out the window at the sunshine, knowing that when the bell rings you will be out of there and not have to deal with class for the next two months – that was the feeling on Thursday […]

Auto Sales Continue to Follow the 2017 Declining Path

It was only last week that forecasters expected to see a very small increase when it came to U.S. auto sales for August vs. the same month a year ago. As always when it comes to the marketplace, although that very small increase will occur, once it’s adjusted to account for the one extra selling day in August, 2017 vs. 2016, the increase actually will turn into yet another very small decline – which stays on track with the previous seven months of continuing small sales declines.

Planning Your Trip to Ski Town, U.S.A.

  Planning Your Trip to Ski Town, U.S.A. by Amy Lignor   Every avid skier will tell you that “champagne powder” is an awesome thing to behold; this very smooth, dry snow is great for skiers of all levels. The term originates from the ski resorts nestled in the Rocky Mountains where – more often […]

Western Museums Offer Unbelievable Sights & Interactive Fun

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when someone says the word “museum”? Is it: fun, exciting, new, fresh, exhilarating…? Chances are, those are not the terms that come to mind; most likely, it is the thought that museums are all about education and learning. Now, perhaps there are some cool things in certain museums, like a Tyrannosaurus Rex in

All Hail the NFL

Yes, the pre-season has people already debating and predicting who will be the next big winners of the Lombardi trophy. It is on the evening of Monday, September 7th, that the “real” games kick-off, with the Chiefs heading to the Championship Patriots home turf. This game should give fans a powerful match-up between two high-powered offenses to

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