Archive for the 'Hacks' Category

12 Southwest Airlines Hacks

Monday, December 7th, 2015

As someone who travels nearly constantly for work, I have ended up falling in love with Southwest airlines. Their sense of humor, positive attitudes, incredible loyalty program and large flight network has made my travel life much easier and much more predictable (in a good way). Here are a few random Southwest Hacks that I’ve […]

5 Packing Essentials for Germany in the Fall & Winter

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

As a professional and constant domestic traveler who lives in Arizona, I found myself feeling a little lost when faced with packing for a late-October vacation to Northern Germany. I scoured pinterest, travel podcasts and blog posts and got a lot of good advice. While I did okay with my choices, I’ll share what worked, […]

MiraDry Review: I Microwaved my Armpits

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Sweating is an unfortunate fact of life, and for some of us it’s a bit more of a hassle than others. While there is an actual diagnosis called “hyperhydrosis”, there is also a middle ground that is called “Sweat Bothered” individuals for those of us who sweat more than most, but not enough to have the medical […]

6 Sneaky Ways to feel at Home in a Hotel

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

This past year my job has kept me on the road more often than not. While frequent travel has its perks, it can also get lonely and make you miss the comforts of home. Here are six tricks I’ve picked up along the way to feel more at home when you’re away. Unpack. Whenever I […]

Perfect Baked Brown Rice

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Brown rice, while more healthy and nutritious than it’s white counterpart, is a serious pain to cook. Even when using a rice cooker I’ve had it come out tough and not cooked through. It takes ages on the stove and the hassle had me avoiding it completely for quite some time. When I started baking […]

Uber car service launching in Phoenix

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

If you live in one of 17 select major US cities, you might be familiar with Uber. Maybe you’ve even gotten a ride from one of their shiny black cars. If you’re in one of the cities that they haven’t expanded to (yet) maybe you’re not familiar- let me fill you in: It’s an uber […]

How to: Get your old iTunes purchases back

Monday, June 18th, 2012

I have been buying tracks on iTunes for many, many years now. I noticed that not all of my music had followed me between new computers, new iPods, new iPhones, etc. Here’s how to get all your old tracks back that you’ve purchased from the iTunes store. Note: This is being done on an iPhone 4s, but […]

Greenify: Fold, store and reuse plastic shopping bags

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I’ve purchased canvas reusable bags to stop using plastic ones at the grocery, but I’ll admit that I’m not perfect about remembering to take them back to the car after I unpack my haul. Of course, I have an ungodly stash of these plastic shopping bags stuffed between my fridge and cabinets because I don’t […]

How to: Take a better driver’s license photo

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Not many photographs (aside from a police mugshot) are approached with more trepidation than the dreaded drivers license photo. It seems to have a way to bring out the ugly in even the most attractive of individuals. I spent an entire year apologizing for a horrible picture and feeling ashamed every time I got carded. […]