Have you ever experienced your own version of The Great American Road Trip?
With a sprawling interstate system that connects the entire Lower 48 states, road trips are a popular way to travel across America. The American Amtrak railway system is sluggish and outdated compared to its newer and faster European and Asian counterparts, leaving many people to choose between flying, taking a long-haul bus, or driving themselves across long distances.
A 2019 travel survey showed a 65% increase since 2015 of people saying they’d taken a road trip. The survey also found an increase in hybrid trips where travelers…
You may have heard the suggestion to start using Ecosia as your search engine to help the environment, but what does it really do? And how is this even possible? Keep reading to learn more about how Ecosia works and my personal experience using it.
Ecosia is a search engine that uses Microsoft’s Bing to provide search results and run ads which generate their income.
You can install Ecosia as an extension to Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. …
If you’ve spent any time in New York State, you’ve probably taken a trip to see the iconic Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is a great day trip for anyone living or visiting Western New York for any time of the year.
As someone who grew up in Rochester, I’ve been to Niagara Falls a few times in both seasons and both the American and Canadian sides. While the border is currently closed, causing an unnervingly empty Rainbow Bridge, the American side has plenty of fun activities, even in the frigidness of Western New York winter!
A walking guide for budget to mid-range travelers in Iceland
Welcome to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and the most walkable city I’ve ever visited!
While I’m sure you could spend much more than 24 hours in Reykjavik, the top tourist sites only take about a day and are all within walking distance of each other.
I’d recommend staying somewhere in downtown Reykjavik, within about a 1–1.5 km radius of the famous cathedral, Hallgrimskirkja. I stayed at the Downtown Reykjavik Apartments, but there are also many guesthouses in the area as well.
I ate a quick breakfast at the apartment…
As the runoff elections for Georgia’s regular Senate election and their special election come ever closer, it’s important to fully understand what’s at stake.
In addition to overall control of the Senate, pro-environmental legislation for both Georgia and the U.S. at large is dependent on the results of these elections.
The runoff elections for both Senate seats are taking place on January 5, 2021. Early voting began on December 14, 2020.
The Republican Senator David Perdue is running for re-election against Democrat Jon Ossoff in a runoff after neither of them received 50% of the vote in the November 3…
Green roofs, sometimes referred to as “eco-roofs” or “vegetated roofs” are a type of green infrastructure that is especially useful in urban areas. As the negative impacts of urbanization are further researched, green roofs have grown in popularity to help with issues such as stormwater management, the urban heat island effect, air quality, and poor insulation.
Two of my greatest loves are photography and my dog, so exploring pet photography as been fun. I have done some more professional-looking shoots with companion animals, but I also love capturing everyday funny moments on my phone. Whether you’re looking to do a full portrait session or just get a bit better at capturing your pet’s personality for Instagram, these tips will help!
As wildfires rage across the western United States, I feel incredibly grateful to live in an area where the worst weather involves feet of snow and not acres of fire. Other Americans are not so lucky.
No, Denise is not my ancient grandma or a frail old aunt who wears turtlenecks almost every day. She’s my flat coated retriever border-collie chow-chow mix, who we adopted eleven years ago. She may not know it, but from day one Denise has been one of the most important parts of my life.
When I was just 9, a few years after losing our dog Jack, my family decided it was time to adopt a new family member. My dad, used to raising puppies, wasn’t sure if an adult dog would bond with us. After searching through hundreds of dogs…
As the November election moves closer and closer, it’s important to read up on the candidates, both at the national and local level. Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee for president, and his website is full of his plans for tackling different issues.
Recently, the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force released their 110 page report that covers health care, the criminal justice system, the education system, immigration, and most importantly for this article: the climate crisis and environmental justice.¹
Biden’s website delves deep into these topics and outlines his many goals and how he plans to achieve them. This article will…