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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Summer Boating Tips


By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy of Pixabay
In most of the country, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is all the time boaters have to maximize their time on the water. In Florida, boaters can pretty much take to the water all year around. That being said, spending time on a boat in July and August in Florida can be tricky, since midday temperatures typically hover in the 90's. Added to the heat, is the other deterrent that Florida boaters face almost daily: thunderstorms. To help you have a safe and enjoyable time afloat this summer, here are some boating tips.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

How to beat the Heat When it Comes to Summer RV Trips


By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy of Pixabay
School’s out in Jacksonville and you’re thinking of firing up the RV to take the family on a road trip for summer vacation.  That’s a great idea.  Just remember if you plan on tooling down the highway in the Sunshine State during July and August, it’s going to be hot out there.  The Florida heat can take a toll on you, your family and your RV if you aren’t properly prepared. To help you get in the swing of things, here are my top-10 tips for beating the heat when it comes to summer RV trips,

Monday, July 9, 2018

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season 2018?


By Catherine Powell

Image courtesy of Wikipedia
It’s that time of year again when the specter of tropical storms and hurricanes hangs over all our heads here in northeast Florida.  After a 10-year hiatus, the past two years has seen hurricanes Matthew and Irma do unprecedented damage locally.  This year the predictions are for the 2018 hurricane season to be as busy as last year with up to 16 named storms, 7 of which are predicted to become hurricanes.

How to Avoid Used Car Scams

By Catherine Powell Image courtesy flickr If you’re like most consumers, you tend to hold onto a car as long as it still has some ...