With cold weather sweeping into the North American continent, it’s tempting to just kick back, turn up the heat, and relax in the comfort of your home. But there’s not much relaxing to be done if you’re anticipating an outrageously high electric... more

Nov 16, 2017 10:25 AM HOME & GARDEN

Winter Workouts Without the Work

It can be tough to stick with your exercise program anytime, but wintertime can add to the downright dreadful factor. The diminished daylight, the cold weather and ... more

Jan 26, 2017 9:21 AM HEALTH & BEAUTY

There’s something slightly magical about this time of year. As we start to see signs of summer’s farewell, the first morning chills of autumn invigorate our souls. It’s hard to imagine that freezing temperatures are right around the corner. But... more

Nov 19, 2015 8:32 AM HOME & GARDEN


Sharks at the Virginia Aquarium; Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach Tourism

When the leaves have all fallen, leaving the sharp silhouettes of trees against the sky, it’s time for snow, right? Time for winter sports, playtime in the fluffy stuff, sleigh rides, and blankets of sparkling white crystals? Perhaps, but not in... more

Nov 11, 2014 12:54 PM TRAVEL


When the ice is thick enough, visitors and locals can explore the ice caves. Courtesy of Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau.

I’ve often expressed my love for winter and for real wintry weather. And I’m also often told to shut up for simply saying that I want more snow. I recently discovered the place that I should have grown up. If you share my passion for winter, then... more

Nov 10, 2014 1:47 PM TRAVEL 2 Comments

Close your eyes for a moment and picture this scene. It’s a chilly late-fall/early-winter evening. Already, a few flakes of snow have begun to dust the sidewalk. more

Nov 6, 2013 10:49 AM Raising the Bar

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