Frugal Travel Tips for San Francisco

San Francisco is my favorite city along the west coast. It is also one of the most expensive especially for hotels. Luckily for the frugal traveler, many of the sights are free. Note: When I first went to San Francisco (driving from Los Angeles), I was very surprised by the drop in temperature. Check the weather before you arrive. Fisherman’s […]

Hydras as a problem in aquariums

Hydras are carnivorous and have stinging cells. They will compete with fish for live food. Although they are too small to eat adult fish, I wonder if they stress smaller fish like the Neon Tetra by biting them when they accidentally touch the hydras. Another problem is simply that some people don’t like the way they look. However, the biggest […]

Riviera Maya – Mexican Treasure

The Riviera Maya, or Riviera Maya in Spanish, is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico. The Riviera Maya is the official name for a stretch of coastal land from southern Cancun to Tulum. It includes the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. This area of ​​coastline covers 130 km (81 miles), not including the Reserve. It includes many small towns […]

Thank you mister hunter

“Never play cards with a man named Doc.” ~ Jim Hunter, teacher I remember when girls were gross. They seemed to be unnecessary extras thrown in my adventurous childhood. Growing up in Tuolumne County, California, my life consisted of building forts, making spears, shooting air pistols, playing superheroes with my friends, and discovering new ways to hurt myself while turning […]

The worst form of multiple sclerosis

What exactly is the The worst form of multiple sclerosis? What happens when you are diagnosed? When do you get it? How will my doctor know I have it? These are great questions when you know little or nothing about Multiple Sclerosis. Many people with MS are clearly afraid when they are first diagnosed with MS. This can be especially […]

Health and Safety Code Requirements for a Salad Bar or Buffet and How to Prevent Food Poisoning

Except for high-end establishments, almost all types of restaurants these days have some type of self-service customer buffet or salad bar serving ready-to-eat meals. Even El Pollo Loco and other Mexican-style restaurants allow you to choose and fill up on a variety of sauces. Asian-style all-you-can-eat restaurants are another big one and many are popping up in most major cities. […]

What to do in Melbourne at Easter with children

Looking for ways to entertain the kids this Easter? Melbourne is a great place for an Easter getaway with numerous family-oriented activities available, many for free. Book Melbourne accommodation and choose from special Easter events and Melbourne attractions. Werribee Easter Egg Hunt Werribee is home to Australia’s largest Easter egg hunt and this year will be bigger than ever. Sponsored […]