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Kimberly Alt

Kimberly is always up for an adventure. She’s used to living out of a suitcase and travels consistently. Her first time out of the country was to Thailand, where she spent 4 1/2 months traveling throughout southeast Asia. Kimberly enjoys exploring new places and diving into new cultures. While Kimberly isn’t traveling you can find her trying a new recipe in the kitchen, spending time outside or just lounging at home.

What is ALS Disease? A Personal Story

Kimberly and her mom: What is ALS Disease? A Personal Story

My mother was diagnosed with ALS in March 2016. To be blunt, when she told me about her diagnosis, I felt a type of heartache I’ve never felt before. The crying wouldn’t stop, my eyes burned from all the tears and my head was consumed with the worst headache ever. My body was exhausted from mourning my mother who was still alive. The idea that she wouldn’t be around for as long as I wanted to was terrifying to me. But, my fears prompted me to learn more…

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What Is Caviar?

Bowl of caviar

Caviar is one of the oldest delicacies and was commonly enjoyed by kings. Today, caviar is more reasonably priced so more of us “commoners” can indulge in the gourmet food. However, there is still caviar that can get really expensive. Learn about the history of caviar and get some shipped right to your door if you’d like…

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Best Wine and Beer Fridge Combo: Danby vs Magic Chef vs Westinghouse

Beer inside fridge

Take your at-home bar to the next level with one of these wine and beer chillers. Tired of coming home with a case of beer or a few bottles of wine and having nowhere to put them? If you’re like most homes, you probably put a few cans of beer in the fridge along with one bottle of wine and replenish from your stash tucked away in the pantry or garage as necessary. There’s nothing worse than heading home from a long day excited to sip on your favorite adult beverage and realizing you never restocked the fridge. These days are long behind you with one of these wine and beer refrigerators. No more worrying about taking up space in your kitchen refrigerator with your drinks. Learn about the best beer and wine refrigerators in our review…

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Pimsleur Review: Language Learning for Listeners

Girl listening to language learning on headphones: Pimsleur Review

Countless jobs require you to be bilingual in today’s international economy. Whether you’re in the medical profession, a journalist or in law enforcement, employers prefer to hire someone who is bilingual. Being bilingual not only makes you more appealing to employers, it can also get you a pay raise. But how can you learn a new language when you’ve got a full-time job? You probably don’t have time to go back to school. That’s where language learning software comes in handy. In our Pimsleur Review we’ll discuss key components, pros, cons, pricing, customer reviews and our personal experience with the software…

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G Adventures Reviews: Bargain or Bust?

Tour group riding camels

Do you daydream about taking a trip abroad but dread the planning process? Traveling abroad can be overwhelming, and for those of you who aren’t big on planning, G Adventures may be your best option. You can choose your destination and how long you want to be gone and G Adventures does the rest. G Adventures is our top pick for best adventure travel. We’ll explain why we think G Adventures is great by laying out the key features, pros, cons, sample trip pricing and more…

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What Are Escape Rooms?

Clues on table: What are Escape Rooms?

The Exploring Life’s Mysteries team has done multiple escape rooms. We quickly learned that these were not only addicting but a great way for us to bond as a team. In addition to team building, escape rooms also offer a great experiential activity for family fun, a friend hangout or even a first date…

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Contiki Reviews: Ready to Plan Your Trip of a Lifetime?

Girl taking photos while traveling

Does planning a trip stress you out? You’re not alone. Why not avoid the stress of travel planning and book your next adventure through Contiki? Contiki offers trips with almost everything planned out including accommodations, meals, activities and more. All you have to do is select the trip you want and pay for it. Contiki vacations target a specific age and style of traveler (which we will discuss below), and it’s important to make sure you want that style of trip, so you have a great time on your vacation. We’ll help you determine if Contiki trips are right for you…

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Best Luggage Brands: Delsey vs Samsonite vs Travelpro vs Swiss Gear vs Victorinox

Planning a trip but need something to hold all your stuff? You’re not alone! I’m actually looking to buy some luggage myself and writing this article has definitely helped me choose what features I want in my luggage as well as what price point I am okay with. We ranked luggage according to warranty, locks, wheels, straps, compartments, handles, material and more to pick the best luggage sets and we’re so excited to share them with you…

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Driving for Lyft vs Uber: Which Lane Should You Drive In?

Highway at night: Driving for Lyft vs Uber

Looking to make some extra cash in your free time? Many people are becoming Lyft and Uber drivers to make ends meet or if they just want to have some extra spending cash. Either way, these ride-sharing services offer wages that can put some money in your pocket. And the best part is you can make a dime on your own time and be your own boss. But with so many ride-sharing programs, which lane should you drive in? Uber and Lyft are the two most popular services, so we’ll compare them against one other including Lyft vs Uber driver’s pay, payouts and more. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and read on, so you can decide which is a better fit…

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Fizzics Review: Turn Your 6-Pack Into Draft Beer

Fizzics with beer and popcorn

It never fails, you go to a brewery and enjoy a new brew. Sip by sip your palette is evolving, and you are falling in love with the perfectly carbonated draft beer. That’s how it always happens with my husband and me anyways. We’re big fans of craft beer, but whenever we get a growler or a six-pack to bring home, it just doesn’t taste as good as it did coming out of the brewer’s tap. Fizzics draft beer system has set out to fix this problem. You can enjoy draft beer at home the way brewers intended it to be enjoyed with this home beer tap…

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