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pelican wheeled cooler

Pelican Wheeled Cooler

The new 45QW Pelican wheeled cooler is a must-have for the urban/suburban adventurer.…

overlanding shovel

The Best Overlanding Shovel

The Delta overlanding shovel is strong, lightweight, and easy to store, making it an ideal companion for any adventure.…

2020 RAV4 TRD

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

The best-selling Toyota RAV4 is now available in the coveted TRD trim. Is it as capable as a TRD 4Runner? No, but it is still setup to tackle most off-road terrain.…

rooftop-tent

The Pros and Cons of Rooftop Tents vs. Ground Tents

Rooftop tents are the gear of the moment, and for some they add instant credibility to their outdoor aspirations. But, does that mean everyone who enjoys camping should pony up the big bucks just so they can sleep 6…

Lumeria Maui – You’ll Never Want to Leave

Up from the hippy surf town of Paia on the North Shore of Maui sits the tranquil boutique resort called Lumeria Maui. We’ve had the pleasure of visiting the last two years as the founder, Xorin Balbes, has made…

How to Be On Top Chef

I’ve been a fan of Top Chef on Bravo since the beginning and season 10 in Seattle is no different. I’m pulling for Sheldon Simeon of Maui who is the top chef at our favorite island restaurant, Star Noodle…

Make a Wish at the Genie Blogger Summit

Today I’ll be heading out to Berlin, Ohio to The Genie Company headquarters for their Genie Blogger Summit, and there are hashtags and Twitter handles galore for you to follow along on this adventure into Amish country. If you’ve…

20 Ways to Upcycle an Old Yoga Mat

We here at Charles & Hudson are always looking for ways to be as green as possible in our everyday choices, as well as be as economical as possible too. So when it was time to replace our old…

The Big Lebowski House is For Sale…Dude!

“The rug really pulled the room together…man”, and with that the adventure began. One of our favorite films of all time, The Big Lebowski, begins in the Dude’s house, his bathroom to be exact and ends with his rug…

Ohio’s First Passive House: The Walking Tour

In February we were invited to the Passive House in Yellow Springs, Ohio’s open house. Hosted by both the new owners and the building company, the event was a casual, yet incredibly informative adventure. The people at Green Generation…

Apartment Renovation Inspiration

I can’t stop looking at the pictures of a full apartment renovation that recently appeared in a guest post on one of my favorite blogs, A Brooklyn Limestone In Progress. The contributor, Nicole Cohen, just launched her own blog…

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

When my husband and I bought our house, we did so with every intention of getting all HGTV on the place. Despite neither of us having any home renovation experience, we naively looked around and assumed that small repairs…

What Your Need In Your Home To Ride Out a Storm

It’s nearly summer. And with skyrocketing temperatures come the chance for severe weather and power outages. In July 2006, we spent nearly a week sans power at This D*mn House in 100-degree heat following a series of back-to-back storms…

5 Steps to Water Works in the Kitchen

Maybe it’s just me. But I often get the urge for heavy duty water pressure in the kitchen sink. You know, the kind that will blast off that stuck on food. Or give your husband a shocking shower while…