Advice from dad and important tips for men that you wish your dad had shared with you as a kid!
  • Tips For Traveling With Your Wife (And Still Enjoying The Trip!)

    Happy wife, happy life… or at least that’s what they say. At least once a year, it’s a great idea to take that special girl in your life out on a nice romantic getaway with your partner. For me though the reality is that I travel almost constantly with Heather and we've been all over the country on road trips where we are sitting together for 8-10 hours each day. While I love traveling with her, there’s no denying it’s going to be a different dynamic than a trip with your guy friends, but I find that it brings us together in a good way. Experiencing the world with your wife can be a lot of fun, if you know how to plan it right!

  • Advice for Success in Selecting The Perfect Business Partner

    Over the past several decades, I've had the opportunity to start various ventures as well as manage partnerships on behalf of corporations as well while working for brands like Sears, Staples, and ProFlowers. The truth is that you can't achieve success on your own. The key is in aligning yourself with the right people as well as the right brands where you can work together towards greatness.

  • Tips For Making Pool Cleaning Healthier and Easier

    When you first dreamed of owning a swimming pool, it seemed easy to maintain - just throw in some chlorine and skim out any floating debris. Quickly though pool owners begin to realize that owning a swimming pool requires constant maintenance. Luckily though there are solutions that make it easier and healthier so that you can focus on enjoying it more.

  • Conserving Water and Maximizing Shine with Armor All Ultra Shine Wash Wipes

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Armor All. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Like many other parts of the country, California continues to be under water restrictions and while we've had a lot of rain recently that doesn't mean we can start wasting water again. As a result, my car looks terrible. It has dust, pollen, bird stuff, road grime all over, and ironically even beads of wax left over from my last car wash months and months ago. I've avoided regularly washing my car like I once did because frankly it's appalling how much water is wasted that way. While commercial, automatic car washes are far more efficient with water than washing at home with a hose and bucket, it's still a huge waste of water. That's why I was excited to try the new Armor All Ultra Shine Wash Wipes when they asked me to try them out recently.

  • How Professional Drivers Create Perfect Race Victory Donuts

    There’s something special about donuts – no not just the fried ones – but the burning rubber and smoking tires type. It’s a celebration of freedom and a way to literally leave your mark after a major accomplishment. The thrill of watching from the stands or side of the track as an expert driver like BFGoodrich Performance Team Member RJ Anderson makes a perfect race donut is something that everyone out there deserves to experience at least once.

  • Four Ways to Make Yard Work Easier and More Fun this Summer

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TRUFUEL®. All opinions are 100% mine.

    It's that time of year again! Winter is over and now it's time to get back to work taking care of your yard. It seems like an endless task and while some may be able to hire someone else do it... chances are that, just like us here... you aren't one of them. However, as masters of procrastination and workflow optimization, we're ready to help you make short work of that monster lawn and still be able to relax on the patio with a cold drink and a sense of satisfaction.

  • Tips for Taking That Perfect Travel Photo Through a Car Window

    I take a lot of road trips each year to explore different places. There's something exciting about exploring and seeing not just tourist destinations but all those spots in between. Unfortunately taking photos through the window of a moving car is among the most challenging shots to take but with a few quick tips, you can make sure that your shots look great!

  • Tips to Make Sure Your First RV Trip Is Perfect

    Nothing is more Americana than cruising across the country in an RV. For decades, families and groups of friends have gone on epic journeys that don’t involve checking luggage and waiting in long security lines. Instead, an RV gives you the freedom of the road and all the possibilities you may come across along the way.

  • Tips For Planning Your First Dinner Party

    Unlike some cultures, we don't really have a codified series of "right of passage" rituals, but instead we have a series of events that prove to others that we are ready as an adult to join society as a full member. Throwing your first dinner party is an example of this modern right of passage. In itself, the act of cooking a dinner and inviting some friends over isn't complicated. However, the individual parts need to come together just right to make your event one that is being talked about favorably the next day. After all, it isn't just about the food. You need to make sure EVERYTHING is right. No pressure right? Don't worry though, we've got some tips and tricks to help make sure you pass with ease!

  • Tips To Prepare Your Son for His First Overnight Camp Experience

    Summer is almost here and that means that it's almost time for you to send the kids off to summer camp. This can be traumatic the first time and maybe even after then depending on your child. However, with a bit of preparation and planning you can make this a positive experience for all parties involved.

  • Reminder - Enjoy Your Drinks in Moderation, Alcohol Has Consequences

    I live in San Diego's Gas Lamp Quarter above a nightclub, it's a fun an exciting place to live but it's also a great study in the negative effects of alcohol consumption. From people tripping over the sidewalk to stupid fights, being drunk just makes you stupid... and that's honestly part of the fun of being intoxicated. I'm not here to tell you not to drink, but let's make sure to enjoy those drinks safely and in moderation.

  • How to Make Your Bedroom Better For A Good Night Sleep

    It should come as no surprise that getting enough sleep is absolutely essential for good health. Without enough sleep, you tend to lack in energy, and it can also impact things like your body’s hormonal balance and your metabolism. Unfortunately most guys I know don't get enough sleep. We live in a work hard - play hard world and unfortunately we don't think about sleep until it's too late. However, when you must cram sleep into as few hours as possible, you had better make the most of that time. Getting enough deep sleep each night is one of the most important components of wellness. With a little effort though, we can tweak our daily routines and improve our wellness by getting more meaningful sleep.

  • Allianz Travel Insurance Makes Claims Easier With TravelSmart App

    Most travelers assume that their trips will be uneventful, but sadly the more often you travel it becomes increasingly clear that anything can - and will happen. It's just a matter of time before it happens to you and that's why travel insurance is an important thing for you to consider. While insurance won't prevent something from happening, it's your hedge against a bad event being worse than it needs to be. Unfortunately, one of the biggest reasons that many of us choose not to purchase this service is that claims can be difficult to submit and process - especially while traveling, and the money never seems to come in time. After all, when you are traveling and the airlines lose your bag - you want that compensation ASAP, not after you return home. Luckily, companies like Allianz Global Assistance are listening to customers and they have developed a new app to help make things easier.

  • Understanding the Difference Between BBQ Rub, Marinade and Sauce

    Summer is almost here and we've got a few months of outdoor grilling, tailgating and homegating in front of us. As men we are expected to be masters of the grill and while an important part of that is understanding how to "cook" the meat... it's equally important to know how to prepare that meat before cooking it.

    When getting ready to grill, there's really three main ways to go - Rub, Marinade, or Sauce. Do you understand the difference though? This is a subject that deserves to be explored a bit, so let's look at how the preparation affects the way the meat tastes and looks on the other side.

  • Yes, You Can Buy a NASCAR - Here's How

    For the ultimate NASCAR fan, there's no bigger achievement than actually owning a car driven my your favorite driver. Short of buying an actual team, this is probably the closest you will ever come to living out those Days of Glory dreams. For most people though, this is simply a fantasy but it's actually surprisingly easy to achieve and a lot less expensive than you might think.

  • How to Become a Better Hunter

    Hunting is a unique skill, that can be a challenge to learn if you didn't grow up in the lifestyle. For the vast majority of people, this is something that they learned as a child how to be a hunter while tagging along with their father and grandfather... eventually graduating to the point where they were given their first gun and taught how to shoot. For the rest of us though, hunting is a bit of a foreign experience. It doesn't have to be that way though. Even adults who never learned how can become successful hunters later in life with a bit of patience, practice, and desire to learn.

  • Tips To Combat "Hat Hair" During Baseball Season

    Baseball is back next week! As opening day games commence across the country that means that millions of you will be wearing your favorite team hats and then going out afterwards to celebrate. While baseball caps are great for the game, the challenge most of us face is that it tends to compress your hair and it's pretty obvious that you just took your cap off before going out to the bars. Don't worry though, with the help of Old Spice's new Swagger Gel, we've got you covered!

  • How to Rattlesnake Proof Your House and Yard to Keep Them Away

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rip It Energy. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Rattlesnakes! If you live in the western part of the United States, chances are you've had to watch out for them in your back yard and thought about how to protect your family. One of the most important things you can do to protect your home and family is to rattlesnake proof your yard. It's a task that requires planning, hard work, and constant diligence. With a little help though, it's something that you can get done on a spring afternoon and you'll look like a bad ass on Monday morning around the water cooler when you tell your friends how you spent the weekend.

  • Easy Travel Hacks To Save Money On Road Trips This Summer

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of STP. All opinions are 100% mine.

    This is an amazing country and I love exploring it by car because it gives you the freedom to explore that flying from one point to the next simply doesn't. It can also be a very inexpensive way to travel if you know how to save money on road trips like I have learned how to do. As someone who travels by car several times each year there's an almost infinite number of travel hacks to save money, but here are my five favorite ones.

  • Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Go Farther

    There's a tendency when it comes to bonuses and tax refunds to look at it as free money that you can spend to splurge on something frivolous. While it's your money and certainly there's no "right way" to spend your money but wouldn't it be better to be smart about it and help it go further towards helping your family?

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