• Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

    Annette Beckel

    It’s a good thing you can’t see the gorgeous, flowing Superleggera script adorning each of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera’s hood strakes from the driver’s seat. Catching a glimpse of that chromed cursive while piloting Aston’s newest flagship might clash with the other stimuli tickling your senses. This 715-hp coupe throws plenty at you from its perch above the…

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  • Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

    Annette Beckel

    Caught flat-footed by the OPEC oil embargo and inspired by the success of Mercedes-Benz’s charming and bulletproof diesel engines of the 1970s, General Motors took a stab at passenger-car compression ignition—but the results were a series of engines so aggressively awful that they effectively killed the diesel car in the U.S. market until Volkswagen’s aggressive…

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  • Buick Regal GS

    Annette Beckel

    Don’t get too excited—the latest Regal GS isn’t what you think it is. Yes, it has torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, a 310-hp 3.6-liter V-6, and knockout good looks, all of which are sure to flash as hot pings on most people’s performance-car radar. In actuality, the Regal GS is merely a nice near-luxury car with a V-6 engine.…

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  • The GMC Sierra 1500

    Annette Beckel

    For decades, General Motors’ Chevrolet and GMC lines of pickups have been textbook examples of badge engineering. Although GMC in recent years has touted the Sierra 1500 using terms such as “luxury” and “premium,” the truck has been virtually identical to its Chevrolet sibling. But the brand finally branches out with the completely redesigned 2019 Sierra, which…

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  • 10 of the Best Alternative Beach Holidays

    Annette Beckel

    There’s nothing wrong with following the well-trodden path and heading on a package holiday to the Algarve or to the Canary Islands but sometimes you want to incorporate an element of adventure into your seaside getaway. From secluded tropical strands to unexpected European beaches right on our doorstep, you’ll find your new dream destination here.…

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  • 15 of the World’s Wackiest Hotels for Adventure Lovers

    Annette Beckel

    Looking for something different for your next adventure? Well, look no further than our list of the world’s coolest, most unique and wackiest hotels. Every adventure lover will know the importance of good accommodation. It’s your base for exploring a new found area, your source of local information and a comfy bed to recharge your batteries for…

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  • 10 Action-Packed Holidays from Ireland

    Annette Beckel

    If you’re an adventure lover who doesn’t want to miss an opportunity to surf, cycle, raft or hike on your holidays these action-packed holidays are just for you. From surfing in Morocco to hiking in Peru these holidays will challenge you, let you experience new things and create memories for the rest of your life.…

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  • 10 Things No One Tells You about the Wedding Day

    Annette Beckel

    Talk to anyone who’s gone through it before and they’ll tell you that your wedding day absolutely flies by. You’ll be so busy going from one thing to the next that before you know it, you’ll be cutting the cake. You may already know that you need an emergency kit (just in case), that it can be difficult to use…

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  • 9 Essential Tips for Making Your Guest List

    Annette Beckel

    Drafting and cutting your guest list might not be quite as fun as tasting cake flavors, but follow these essential tips (then keep track of everyone on your list, including RSVPs and menu preferences. 1. Decide how you’ll divvy up the list—before accepting financial help We won’t tiptoe around the truth: Making a guest list can get messy, especially if one…

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  • 5 Fun Ideas to Blend Your Families on Your Wedding Day

    Annette Beckel

    Weddings not only celebrate two individuals becoming one but two families. Whether you or your spouse have complicated pasts or not, this mingling of families can be a tricky task to manoeuvre. Prepare your wedding for success. Rise to the challenge of unifying two unique groups. From step-children to strained parental relationships— use these 5…

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