Important Things to Know About the PyeongChang Winter Olympics (No Bob Costas, Short Track Speed Skating Relay, Valentine’s Day)

Pyeongchang Olympics

I love the Olympics. Summer, Winter, Whatever. I’m watching. NBC did an awesome job during the Summer 2016 Olympics showing every event live and it looks like they are doing the same thing this year: how to watch the Olympics. I understand those who wait until Prime Time Coverage sometimes get disappointed. But, it’s the … Read more

I’ve got free flights for two for two years with the Southwest Companion Pass!

Southwest Companion Pass

In the world of domestic travel credit card rewards, the Southwest Companion Pass is King. And, I got mine earlier this month. The title of this post is not a typo. By applying for two credit cards and putting a small bit of normal spending on them, I can now fly on Southwest with my … Read more

Strava Route Builder (The Best Way to Plan your Run)

strava routes

If you’re in an unfamiliar place and need to plan a run, Strava Route Builder is the way to go. For those of you who don’t know what Strava is, it’s a social media platform for runners and cyclists that automatically uploads activities recorded on GPS watches. Participants can then give “kudos” to the other … Read more

Carroll Gardens Friends: Eat your veggies (and meat!) with Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA

A very nice option for fresh organic vegetables for those in Carroll Gardens is signing up for the Lancaster CSA that gets delivered to the Area Yoga on Court Street. During the winter, for $370, you can get 14 weeks of boxes of assorted vegetables for your cooking pleasure (~$26 a week). But you need … Read more

El Puente Pop-Up in Carroll Gardens to benefit Puerto Rico

El Puente Hot Coco

If you are in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood, please consider grabbing a drink at El Puente Pop-Up Bar. UPDATE: PLEASE check their facebook page for hours and whether they are still open. The menu features Puerto Rican cocktails crafted by San Juan bartenders Ivan and Mario. Profits from the bar go to Maria hurricane relief. … Read more

Everyone who lives or works in New York City should have an EasyPay Xpress Metrocard

EasyPay Xpress Metrocard

If you live and work in New York and frequently have to buy or reload metrocards, you need the EasyPay Xpress Metrocard. Having one marks the end of your seeing the “insufficient funds” message appear on the subway turnstile as your hopes of catching the train about to leave the station disappear. You also never … Read more

Skyline Chili is one of my favorite things about visiting my mom in Florida

Skyline Chili Coney

If you’ve never been to Skyline Chili, you need to go. Skyline Chili is a Cincinnatti-based chain that serves various items covered in, what I believe is, a Greek-style Chili. They are also then usually covered with a blanket of shredded cheddar cheese. The most common items that come so-prepared are hot dogs (that they … Read more