Monday, May 22, 2017

The Ultimate Moving Checking List For a Safe and Successful #Move by Author Peter Walsh

If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who’s moving house this year, then chances are you’re looking for all the help you can get. Moving can be a very stressful time but hopefully you’re excited about the new chapter you’re starting in your life.

That said, most people find the whole experience a difficult one – and reasonably so. Planning to relocate your family and everything you own, while maintaining some sense of calm and at the same time not forgetting any of the hundreds of details can be a tall order.  Moving requires planning and a little organization – that’s where I come in!
On average, we move 11 times during our adult lives. I’ve helped lots of people get ready for a big move and seen what works and what doesn’t. In fact, my latest book Let It Go is all about helping people downsize to a smaller place.
I’ve teamed up with to put together some of my favorite tips I’ve learned along the way which can help take some of the stress out of your move and keep everyone safe in the process:
Before You Begin
A lot of success depends on planning and timing.
Keep your notes and paperwork about the move – mover, schedules, lists of items to be moved, timetable and so on – all in one place.  A simple notebook or folder will ensure that you can quickly and easily find any piece of information you need at a moment’s notice.
I have discovered that it often costs more to move items than they’re actually worth. Take as much time as you can to cull items that you no longer need, use or want.
Commit to downsizing one box of items every night after work that you can donate to a worthy cause or charity.  Each box donated is one less box that you need to move.

Time to Pack
In terms of packing up your current place, here are some tips you should consider:
  • Pack for the new location. When packing boxes, pack them for the NEW room those items are going into – not the room they’re coming out of.  By packing for the new location you are ensuring that you’re not exceeding the amount of space you have in your new home for those items.  If you’ve packed items for a specific room, I also guarantee that the unpacking will be much easier.
  • Keep track of what you’re packing.  I promise that the moment you’ve packed a box and sealed it, you’ll forget what’s in it. Keep a running list of what you’ve put in each box and then just put a number on the box (don’t worry about labeling them “Kitchen” or “Master Bedroom”). When you get to your new place, put the corresponding number in the doorway of the room that box belongs in.  Anyone helping you move will thank you for the simple system.
  • Declutter for good. Get in touch with your favorite charity about picking up piles of stuff. Make their trip worthwhile by making sure you’re getting rid of a good bit of your stuff before the move. Also, as you unpack, if items don’t fit in your new space or you’ve decided on second thoughts that you don’t want something, place it in your donation pile immediately. Others will benefit from your generosity.
  • Photos help! Before you unplug any electronics in your current place, grab your phone and take a few pictures of the back of each of them.  You’ll be grateful later when it comes time to remembering which connection the blue cord goes into!

Prepare for Moving Day
And, here are some of my favorite tips to do the night before or day of the move:
  • Food and water. Have a cooler on hand with water and healthy snacks. Don’t think about meal—you probably won’t feel up to eating big lunch—healthy filling snacks will do it. They should be easy to eat and not really require a fork or a knife. Simple is better.
  • Take care of yourself. Don’t drink alcohol the night before; and do your best to get a good night’s sleep. Moving is exhausting work. Prepare for a long day and take care of yourself. Don’t overdo it.
  • Pack personal items for the move. Pack an “essentials” suitcase to have with you in your car. A couple of changes of clothes, some towels, soap and toothbrush and toothpaste, medication, and deodorant should all be in there.  Put any must-have items in the suitcase so you’re not scrambling at the end of the day for your contact lens case or other essential item that’s in a box somewhere.
  • Have essential items on hand. Pack an “essentials” box to have with you at both the old and new place. Fill that with cleaning supplies, paper towels, rags, light bulbs and other good-to-have items that will likely come in handy. Also throw some disposable forks, knives, and plates in there as well as napkins for that moment when you break out the pizza at the end of the day.
  • Put some dollars aside. Have a little extra cash on hand. You never know what may come up on that day – buying a last minute supply, sending someone on an errand or tipping a moving company worker.  Those few extra dollars are good to have in your pocket.
  • Prep your car. Clear out anything that’s in the trunk and backseat of your car. And, make sure you don’t need to fill it with gas. It will annoy you if you find some last minute things and don’t have space to move them.
  • Celebration is essential! But speaking of alcohol, do plan to have a celebratory drink the evening after your move! A bottle of champagne – or your favorite beverage – waiting for you in the new refrigerator is a great idea. Don’t forget the glasses (or paper cups) though!
Planning, forethought and a little organization can remove a lot of the stress from moving.  If you feel like you’re prepared and in control, you won’t feel overwhelmed on the day. Take some deep breaths and imagine the pleasure you’ll take in your new home.  
Remember – you’ll survive the move.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

How To Cut Your #Internet Costs

You may have a great Internet provider, but are simply feeling the pinch every time the bill arrives. It cannot hurt to check in every once and a while to see if you are still getting the best value for your money with your existing Internet provider. Find out ways to cut Internet costs while receiving the service you need right here.

1. Is Your Internet Living Up To Your Expectations?

Most people are surprised to find out that their Internet is not as fast as the internet company promised. It's really more a problem with technology, but it is misleading. How can this help with saving you money on the Internet?

For starters, check the speed at It will show what speed you are actually receiving. Remember, your Internet company probably only specified what speeds "up to" a certain speed to expect.

Depending on how many households in the area are using the same service provider, and problems with the Internet provider, in general, will determine whether your service is fast or not. That's fine if you are just going to use the Internet to check email. It hampers your lifestyle if you watch shows and movies online, or are hoping to play live action games. 

Streaming shows requires a good deal of speed. Though live action games require a fast computer, a solid network, lots of memory, and very fast upload and download speeds to keep up with the pace of game play. The upload speeds need to be at the minimum Mbps with at least 2 Mbps download. Though, the faster the better.  

If you need faster speeds, start out by contacting your Internet service provider. If they cannot resolve the problem, then see what other customers in the same situation did. Did they change out old modems, add a new router onto the modem/router combo, or simply find a new company to provide the Internet?

Sometimes your provider may give you a break on the cost if they cannot deliver the speeds they promised. If they are consistently delivering lower speeds, they might acknowledge that and charge you for a lower level plan.

If it turns out that the provider bought your television provider last year, and it requires the Internet to work, you have bigger problems. They may not have thought out their aim to buy the competition. That means that the DVR never works well, and what used to be great television provider now is sub-par. In other words, shop around for better service and more competitively priced plans.

2. Know The Usage Rate

Bandwidth is something to think about when considering whether you are able to get the speed you want out of your Internet. Check listings of how much bandwidth you require to do what you want. Remember, running television boxes, live gaming, and watching videos are all bandwidth intensive.
However, if you are paying a lot of money and barely use the Internet for anything other than checking email, you may not need all of the bandwidth you buy every month. So, look at the bandwidth you are using versus how much it costs. That will help with the next step.

3. Negotiate Rates

At this point, you have the information necessary to negotiate. It's no secret that most Internet Service Providers never deliver the speed they advertise. But if you were banking on their advertised speed to play games or upload videos, call them out on it politely. If the speed is too slow to use what you need, see about upgrading to greater speed and bandwidth with other providers first. How much will it cost?

If it costs less than your present provider, let them know that. Let them know you are ready to walk, along with your television service contract, and your voice over Internet phone too.

4. Bundle

You may not want the cable company's television service, but signing up for it can save you a bundle of money every month. Do whatever works to cut the bill in half.

5. Buy A Modem

Some providers have notoriously bad modems that they rent out for $10 a month. Just buy one and save $10/month. Modems, especially when called on to double as wireless routers only last 2 years, if that. Save the money for the inevitable breakdown to buy a new modem.

6. Low-Income Government Subsidies

Look into EveryoneOn if you are a low-income household. Information is available at the FCC site. They help you stay connected to the Internet even when your income is dragging.

2017 Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day this year falls on Sunday June 18th. It  will be the perfect time to show the first men in our lives just how much we care. This Father's Day make it an extra special day for them, with gifts from:

Fairytale Brownies-

He’s always enjoyed the simple pleasures in life – family, fun and food. Remember Dad this Father’s Day with a simple, but delicious gift of dark chocolate brownies from Fairytale Brownies. Fairytale bakes 12 flavors and three sizes of brownies, six flavors of blondie bars and six flavors of cookies. All of the products are individually wrapped, so Dad can take his treat fishing, golfing, biking, hiking, or lounging on the couch.

If Dad is particular about preservatives, Fairytale Brownies has it covered – there are none! Because of this, he’ll need to put any unused treats in the refrigerator or freezer so they’ll stay fresh until he can eat everything. If asked nicely, some Dads will share their treats and as a result, there isn’t anything left to refrigerate.

Order your brownie gifts now for Father’s Day delivery (Father’s Day is June 18):

The Father’s Day Dozen, $42.95

The Coleman® Hyperflame™ Fyrecadet 2 Burner Propane Stove-


Add flavor to your outdoor and campsite cooking with this portablpropane
powered Hyperflame™ stove! Coleman stoves and grills bring the heat wherever you go, bringing your kitchen outdoors. Try making hamburger, steaks and scrambled eggfor younext outdoor adventure.

HyperFlame™ Fyrecadet 2-Burner Propane Stove
·       Innovative burner design reduces the flames exposure to the wind
·       Windblock™ pan supports and helps block wind from all directions
·       Uses swap top interchangeable cooktops such as grill grates and griddles (sold separately)
·       Fully adjustable, independent burner controls to cook from simmer to boil
·       Removable pan support and aluminized cooktop for easy cleaning
·        High output 11,000 BTU per burner

·        Available at Walmart $149.97 Cdn


The HoMedics® Comfort Pro Elite Massaging Vibration Wrap with Heat delivers a vibration massage to loosen dad's tight muscles. The integrated control will put dad in control of his massage experience. The soothing heat provides comfort for tired muscles, while the soft, plush fabric adds that added comfort.

*** Watch this site for more upcoming gift ideas.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How To Choose a Home Vacuum- Featuring the Shark DuoClean™ Powered Lift-Away Speed™

One thing I like to do around our home is vacuum. You can catch me vacuuming a few times a day actually- the carpets, the couches, throw rugs and the laminate flooring. I like a clean home! And I vacuum alot!

But how does one know when buying a new vacuum how to choose one that "does it all?"

The  Shark DuoClean™ Powered Lift-Away Speed™ is all about innovation. It solves problems others can't and makes the perfect choice for that new vacuum purchase.

Shark removed the front wall of the vacuum and replaced it with a rotating soft brush that allows it to deep clean carpets while also grabbing large particles, pulling in piles and directly engaging hard floors to remove stuck-on dust for a clean polished look.

Check out their new commercial that explains why this vacuum is so revolutionary- and you'll see why it's easy to choose this model and brand for your next vacuum.

Gerry and I loved the vacuum- it pulled in and picked up cereal spills on laminate flooring, straightened out flat for vacuuming under the bed, pulled in more dirt out of my carpets than the older stick vacuum left behind plus is quite handy with it's attachments for doing the couches, around baseboards, etc.

So if your in the market for a new floor vac, we'd suggest the Shark DuoClean™ Powered Lift-Away Speed™- and questions are welcome.

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Leave The Costs Of #Moving Home Behind

Buying a new home and moving to another property is always going to be an expensive commitment. However, you might be surprised to learn that there are ways to cut the costs significantly. Here are a few of the things you can do if you want to make sure that your new purchase doesn’t drain your account.

Buy A Fixer Upper

We all know that new homes are expensive, but what’s the harm in buying an old house that has seen better days? Actually, if you buy an old house where the problems are mainly cosmetic, you can cut the costs of purchasing a home right down. But will you see any benefits from this decision? It depends on how much time you want to spend on renovations. If you love a little DIY around the house, it’s often possible to turn a once fixer upper into a buyer's dream. You’ll definitely need some elbow grease, but ultimately it could both save you money and make you some cash when it comes time to sell in the future.

Measuring Time

The easiest way to lose money when selling a home is to end up with two houses at the same time. Sky Five Properties guide to buying a house includes information on how long it takes to buy a house. You need to measure this period of time against how long you expect your home to be on the market for. If it’s going to take longer to sell than it will to buy than you could be in the position where you’ll own two homes. In doing so, you’ll have to pay two lots of tax and could still be paying for someone to sell your home while you’re in the process of moving into the new place. It can take around six months to sell a home on the market. As such, you shouldn’t start looking for a new one until you have had a few views and maybe even one or two offers.

Comparing Prices

You’ll need to use a few different services when you choose to move to a new house. For instance, you’ll need a solicitor, a removal team and possibly a surveyor. It is worth looking at a few different companies comparing the costs and figuring out the general rates of service here. That way, you can make sure you’re not gouged on price and instead save as much as you can.

Look At Alternatives

Do bear in mind that you don’t have to use the typical services for buying a property. For instance, rather than using a real estate agent to find your new home you can use a property advisor. Many people believe these professionals are far better at finding the right home for new buyers. Particularly, those with a future sale already in mind. And if you think the removal team rates are too high you can look at using a logistics service instead. You might find their prices are cheaper and as such could save you a fortune when you’re ready to move home.

These are just some of the ways you can cut the costs out of buying a new property. There’s absolutely no need to resign yourself to the heavy costs of the average home move.

Sunday, May 14, 2017


We're all looking to save money. Buying eye glasses from the local optometrist can set you back though for hundreds of dollars. Money you just might not have! With though, it doesn't have to be that way. You can shop prescription glasses at home, online, with up to 70% off retail, with free shipping & returns!

Gerry and my mom, both had the opportunity to see for themselves how easy it was to order prescription glasses from home. Of course you do need to get your prescription from your optometrist, but where you buy your glasses is completely up to you!

Gerry said his glasses were most comfortable and a great fit, as well amazed by how he could just pick the ones he wanted online and they were a perfect fit and look for him as well as the prescription was dead on! Gerry's were the Ottoto Forli

currently costing $68 with their special Spring offer (price includes basic prescription lenses). With the progressive lenses, $247.

Mom said she was pleased with how fast they arrived. Fit perfect. Love the color, style, and was so easy to pick online . Mom's were the Tyra

- currently costing $48 with the special Spring offer (price includes basic prescription lenses). With the progressive lenses, $227.

Photochromic lenses are an extra $149.

Thank you GlassesUSA! This was a wonderful shopping and receiving experience for both wearers!

around the ears. Â The color is what I wanted, they are exactly the
strength I requested. Â Very nice! Â They also came super fast.

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing every mom, a very special day today.

I can't be with my girls today, as they live away from us, but they are in my heart always.
Below are the flowers from Erika/Jon, gifts from Ria, flower from Gerry and roses from my mom.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Parks Canada and Riding Mountain National Park

Canada will officially be 150 Years old this year! Birthday celebrations will be planned from beautiful coast to beautiful coast this year. 

We are a very proud that we live in a stunningly beautiful and breathtaking country with  appeal to beautiful spots to visit. Canada is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscapes, the beautiful flat lands of the prairies,  coastlines and unique nature . This year, Parks Canada is opening up all their National Parks, Historic Sites and Marines Conservation Areas for FREE throughout all of 2017 for everyone to enjoy the magnificent visual splendor and history. 

By ordering your own Discovery pass online  or stopping by at any of the parks in this link ( you can be on your way to enjoying the beauty of Canada from coast to coast.

We got our own Discovery pass and are happily planning our trip to Riding Mountain National Park Just 3 1/2 hours west of Winnipeg ,Manitoba, it isnt far from our hometown at all. It will be our first time there and can't wait for the experience .

This beautiful park with some 2,000+ km of protected land sits on top of the Manitoba Escarpment almost as tall as the CN Tower and will provide us with some spectacular photo ops.  We're looking forward to enjoying the spring weather and perhaps walking with Jake on one or more of the 400 km of trails. Hopefully we'll be able to spot a Black Bear or cub or an Elk or two in their natural habitat. Weather permitting we're hoping that we can walk along the beautiful sandy beaches of Clear Lake.  We can't wait for our experience to start at Riding Mountain National Park and are thrilled we can visit for free with our Discovery Pass.

Slash Your #Auto Costs

Running a car is just about the most expensive thing that most people do - other than pay the rent, of course. And so with that said, there are a thousand and one reasons to want to save on your auto costs. Saving money when it comes to cars, however, is difficult. The solutions aren’t always obvious. Here we’re going to look at some of the ways that you can save money on motoring and be a little better off come the end of the month.

Conduct A Preemptive Service

Sometimes it’s a good idea to look at the ways that industry tries to save money and then apply the same principles to your car. One of the things that industry does is something called “preemptive maintenance.” They do this because they know if they leave a machine to ear out naturally, the cost of repairing it will be much higher than if they just swap out the defective part before it breaks. The same applies to cars. Replacing a part which is about to wear out is often a lot more cost effective than just leaving it until it breaks.

Take air conditioning units for instance. Air conditioning units need to be “degassed” to keep them working in the long term. If they’re not, then they can fail, and it can cost thousands of dollars to replace them.

Scout The Market For The Lowest Interest Rate

If you’re in the business of saving money, then you’ll know that the best place to look for a car is on the second-hand market. However, the used car loan interest rate you choose can have a significant impact on the ultimate price that you pay. Auto loan prices vary dramatically from one lender to another, and so it’s worth having a look to see who offers the best deals. Often you can save hundreds of dollars just by switching to a lower interest rate. #

Remove The Roof Rack

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Keeping the roof rack on every time you travel might be convenient, but it costs you in the long run. The reason for this is that roof racks aren’t usually very aerodynamic. As a result, they create drag which forces you to burn more petrol getting from one destination to another. Take the roof rack off the car except for journeys where you need it.

Stick To A Cruising Speed

The amount of air resistance your car experiences as it travels is proportional to the square of the speed. Doubling your speed quadruples the resistance, meaning that you have to burn four times as much gas to achieve the same velocity.Some experts in the industry, like Bo Saulsbury, have calculated that for every 5 mph you travel above 50 mph, you end up spending an extra 20 cents on a gallon of gas. He recommends, therefore, that anybody who wants to save money on their car bills stick to 50 mph.

Stop Idling

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Finally, try to stop idling your car. According to researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory, idling the car using a quarter of a gallon of fuel per hour.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

#Mother'sDay Gift Guide 2017

Mother's Day will be here soon, and it's the time to show your mom or mother-figure just how much they mean to you. Although nothing can make up for all the worries, sleepless nights and the vast amounts of love and understanding that moms give us, we can at least try, right? This Mothers Day give your mom a "gift that is straight from the heart" and show her how much you appreciate everything she does for you! 

We have some great gift ideas too !

Macaroni Grill Mother’s Day -

All Macaroni Grill locations will offer a $19.99 per person prix fixe menu Saturday, May 13 and Sunday May 14 that includes salad, choice of one entree and choice of one dessert (additional details follow).

All Moms who dine at Macaroni Grill on Mother’s Day weekend will receive a coupon for a free appetizer with the purchase of an adult entrée to be used at their next visit to Macaroni Grill before May 31 (**more details below).

Finally, if you’d like to send Mom a gift card instead, Macaroni Grill will offer 25% off electronic gift cards, Monday, May 8 through Sunday, May 14.

Macaroni Grill Mother's Day Prix Fixe Menu Details
Choose from one delicious entree including:
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Alfredo
Shrimp Scampi
Sweet and Savory Salmon
Butternut Tortellacci
Mama’s Trio (Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna Bolognese and Fettuccine Alfredo)
*For an additional $7 choose from Grilled Lamb Chops or Rosemary Ribeye.
All dinners are served with Rosa’s Signature Side Caesar Salad and guests can choose one dessert including Homemade Chocolate Cake, New York Style Cheesecake or Vanilla Gelato.
Macaroni Grill’s culinary team prepares each guest’s dish cooked to order in an open kitchen so guests can see the ingredients and culinary techniques in action.

**Macaroni Grill Mother's Day Free Appetizer Coupon Details

The Macaroni Grill Mother’s Day coupon is valid 5/15/17-5/31/17. Coupon required. One coupon valid per party, per table. Not valid on 3 Course Lunch or Romano’s Kitchen Counter. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Coupon has no cash value, may be used one time only and applied to one check only. Alcoholic beverages not included. Only valid at participating locations. Not valid in Puerto Rico, international or airport locations. Taxes and gratuity not included. Coupon code #134.

This Mother’s Day be the hero and gift the woman in your life the ultimate indulgence – a long bath time soak complete with intoxicating scents, soothing melts, fragrant teas and essential oils.

Two different lines, Village Naturals Aromatherapy® and Luxe™ by Mr. Bubble®, offer multiple options for mom and those who are pampering her.

Village Naturals Aromatherapy affordably enhances the bath experience with spa-quality creations that offer soothing benefits while stimulating the senses. The collection’s exclusive Re-Vita Complex™ provides antioxidant-rich blends including Vitamins C and E  to nourish and refresh skin, while essential oil based fragrances enhance your mood and offer guilt-free pampering.
Double Butter Bath Melts, Botanical Bath Teas, and Essential Oil Blends come in two collections: the new Purify collection featuring Tea Tree and Sweet Orange to detoxify and protect and Calm,  imbibed with Lavender & Chamomile to relax and unwind,  welcomes two new additions to the collection for even more pampering.

All products range in cost from $4.97 to $6.97 and can be found at select Walmart stores nationally and online at 

If the mom in your life loves retro AND luxury, then the Luxe Guilt Free Cocoa Butter Bar is sure to please. This Bath Melt is shaped like a candy bar that breaks into perforated squares – enough to enhance four individual baths.

Each Luxe Guilt Free Cocoa Butter Bar is colored to match its three distinctive scents: original Mr. Bubble, Sweet & Clean and Sparkling Sorbet.  At $6.00 a bar, you can afford to get mom all three.

The Luxe Guilt Free Cocoa Butter Bar is available at Ulta Beauty stores and 

Softsoap Hand Wash Plus Lotion Liquid Hand Soap-

There are countless things to thank mom for this Mother’s Day. With each and every selfless act and wash, her hands give so much often leaving them rough and dry. Softsoap Hand Wash Plus Lotion liquid hand soap has a unique formula with just a touch of lotion, to keep your mom’s hands smooth and soft after every wash. Available in three indulgent scents, this line will add love back into Mom’s hands so her soft is always a soft touch.

The Valencia-
The perfect accessory for moms on the go.  Bring only the essentials for a power luncheon, a sporting event and everyday wear. 

This dazzling and functional hands-free iPhone purse is ideal for those of us who have to much to juggle and not enough hands.

Fit for rock and roll aligned with studs, in black Italian leather, THE VALENCIA, designed in New York is now available to all. 

Cause for action while you shop, as the proceeds of your purchase will be donated to the distribution of meals for the homeless in NYC.

Essie 2017 Resort Collection-

The colourful villages of the Amalfi coast, with their spectacular views of the sea, are the ideal setting for this season’s resort collection, which is perfect for both Spring and Mothers Day.

These four new essie Resort 2017 shades set the mood for a getaway season filled with authentic linen moda, sleek sunglasses, and embellished sandals. Punch up the look and create classic beauty with camellia crimson, go fashion forward with a striking rose-tinged terracotta, flirt with a kiss of lilac, or just dive in with aquamarine blue. There’s a little bit of Italian coastal flare for every mom in this perfectly edited assortment.

resort romanza – a bright, optimistic red
strike a positano – a calm aqua blue
ciao effect – a lavender purple with pretty blue undertones
sorrento yourself – a neutral earthy brown with hints of red

WearABible -

Take the bible off the nightstand and dangle it close to your mother's heart. WearABible incorporates ancient scripture with the most recent technology, allowing the bible to be micro printed on a nano-chip and inserted into a beautiful pendant. We all want to make sure that mom knows we care about her on mother's day - we only want to protect her and thank her for all she's done for us. This mother's day, forego the tchotchkes and little decorative statuettes you give mom to spice up her decorating skills, and give her the word of God that she can wear anywhere she goes.

Demeter Fragrance Library- Kitten Fur

Fifteen years in the making, Demeter Fragrance Library introduces Kitten Fur. Cat lover or not, Demeter’s new scent will definitely evoke emotion from any Mom on Mother’s Day. From surprise to comfort, from happiness to memories, from excitement to curiosity, this is a fragrance unlike no other. With Kitten Fur, Demeter has captured the olfactory essence of the warmth and comfort of that purrfect spot, just behind a kitten's neck.

Route 66 Adventure Handbook-

Route 66 Adventure Handbook is THE guidebook to the vanishing American roadside,
with all of its exuberance, splendor, and absurdity.

Perfect for the mom who loves traveling!
This road trip season, Drew Knowles released ROUTE 66 ADVENTURE HANDBOOK: High-Octane 5th Edition (Santa Monica Press/May 2017), which contains tons of new and interesting facts as well as maps to guide readers down the multiple paths of Route 66, displaying the exact locations of points of interest.

This updated and expanded fifth edition also includes hundreds of beautiful new photographs and dozens of new attractions. Knowles has included information on:
-magnificent architecture
-natural wonders
-Deco masterpieces
-vintage motels and cafes
                  -unique museums
-offbeat attractions
-fascinating artifacts and icons
-kitschy tourist traps.

**Watch this spot for more great gift giving ideas for Mom!