Memorial Day

Today isn’t a happy day. Please don’t say happy Memorial Day. Please don’t thank me–or any veteran or active duty service member—for our service. Today is about remembering those who didn’t make it back home. Today isn’t about drinking beer, going to concerts, shopping, or having a day off. They will never get to raise […]

An Open Letter on Veteran’s Day

Initially, I want to make clear that this letter is meant for everyone. In this political time, everything becomes Republican versus Democrat, and the underlying messages get lost in “us versus them.” I don’t care if you are a Democrat or a Republican. When I was a child, I was taught that whom you voted […]

Disney’s No Selfie Stick Ban

Planning  a trip to any Disney park (California, Orlando, Paris, Hong Kong) this summer? Did you buy a  “selfie stick”(a popular extendable rod that attach to cellphones and cameras to allow users to take photos of themselves from a distance of about 3 feet) ? You might want to leave that selfie stick at home. Beginning Tuesday, Disney […]

5 Essential Travel Apps

Traveling is meant to be fun. Unfortunately, stress takes the fun out of traveling. Here are five apps that help you make the most out of your travel. 1.    Tripit is your personal travel assistant. Once you book your airline ticket, hotel, car rental or even restaurant reservations online forward the confirmation email to plans@tripit.com. […]

Travel Tip: The Hotel Remote Control

Most travelers never give the remote control in their hotel room a second thought. We turn on the TV without giving it a second thought. After all, how harmful can a remote control be to our health? Studies have shown that the remote control is one of the top three dirtiest things in our hotel […]

Mophie Powerstation Pro Charger vs. MyCharge All Terrain Charger

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer in the United States. For many of us that means being outdoors hiking, camping, going to the beach, lake or river. Of course, we want to bring our smartphones and tablets along to capture all of the fun and memories. We have protected our electronics against the […]

What is IPX or IP Rating?!

Recently I was at a technology press event in San Francisco filled with consumer electronics, speakers, headphones, activity monitors, smart watches and so forth. I was interested in a few products a particular company had displayed and asked the representative if they knew what the IPX rating was on the product. They responded they did […]

Garmin Goes Strapless!

Garmin has finally given users something they have been asking for heart rate without using a heart rate strap. On Tuesday, Garmin introduced the Garmin Forerunner 225 with an optical heart-rate sensor like that used by FitBit Charge HR, Microsoft Health Band, and the Apple Watch. The Forerunner 225 can measure pace, distance and heart […]

Taste Test: Flatout Light Italian Herb Flatbread

There has been a lot of flatbreads hitting the supermarket shelves recently. Styles and flavors have varied from Pita pockets to Naan and wraps to bread thins. I started to taste test over 100 different flatbreads as part of a round up to see which ones tasted the best. In the Flatbread category, I found […]

Top 10 Reasons to run the Rock n Roll Portland Half Marathon

10. Extra Bling: It’s part of the Cascadia Limited Edition Medal Series. Complete the 8K, 10K, half or full marathon distance at the following three events in 2015: Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland, Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle and Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver and it’s all yours. 9. A new course. Rock n Roll Marathon Series […]