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Continuing Toyota’s Commitment to Social Good by Giving Back to Our Humane Society #SiennaDiaries

Continuing Toyota’s Commitment to Social Good by Giving Back to Our Humane Society #SiennaDiaries
April 1, 2014 No Comments »

I am being compensated as part of the 3 month long #SiennaDiaries series but all opinions are my own and based on our experiences with the Toyota Sienna.  One of the requirements for our family’s participation in the 3 month ... Read More »

7 Reasons Why the Toyota Sienna is Perfect for Large Dogs #SiennaDiaries

7 Reasons Why the Toyota Sienna is Perfect for Large Dogs #SiennaDiaries
March 31, 2014 No Comments »

This post is part of a 3 month long series in partnership with Toyota for the compensated #SiennaDiaries program but all opinions are my own.  Three years ago we adopted our Yellow Labrador, Oliver, from a local rescue organization and ... Read More »

31 Car Themed Songs for Your Next Road Trip #SiennaDiaries

31 Car Themed Songs for Your Next Road Trip #SiennaDiaries
February 24, 2014 No Comments »

I am being compensated as part of the 3 month long #SiennaDiaries series but all opinions are my own.  The secret to any great road trip is great music. Whether driving to music that matches your mood, choosing tunes for ... Read More »

6 Family Road Trip Essentials #SiennaDiaries

6 Family Road Trip Essentials #SiennaDiaries
January 27, 2014 No Comments »

We’re a hop-in-the-car-and-go kind of family and for adventures that are close to home and also faraway. We’re lucky to live day trip distance to the water to feel the sand between our toes in the summer, close enough to ... Read More »

Will Toyota #SiennaDiaries Convert Me to a Minivan Mom?

Will Toyota #SiennaDiaries Convert Me to a Minivan Mom?
January 18, 2014 No Comments »

This post was written as part of involvement in the compensated Toyota #SiennaDiaries program but all opinions are my own and those of my family. When I look at cars and ponder a future purchase, I tend to ignore minivans ... Read More »

Nissan Versa Note: Affordably Priced Compact is Small But Mighty {sponsored}

Nissan Versa Note: Affordably Priced Compact is Small But Mighty {sponsored}
December 17, 2013 No Comments »

When thinking about our next family car, I don’t tend to gravitate towards compacts but there are times that I surprise myself by thinking I’d consider a car like the 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV ($15,990 base price) as we ... Read More »

DC Readers: Smart Electric Drive in Georgetown This Weekend!

DC Readers: Smart Electric Drive in Georgetown This Weekend!
June 13, 2013 No Comments »

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, SMART, the iconic urban microcar, is stopping in Washington, D.C. on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Smart national funtestdrive tour that is providing locals an exclusive opportunity to ... Read More »

Mazda 5: Budget Friendly Solution for Carpooling

Mazda 5: Budget Friendly Solution for Carpooling
June 5, 2013 1 Comment »

As a non-mini van owner, it’s hard to participate in carpooling when our vehicle only holds one extra child but the 2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, provides mini-van styling and seating in a more compact form. What We Liked Ample ... Read More »

Mazda M3 i Grand Touring 4 Door: Sporty, Stylish, Compact and Affordable

Mazda M3 i Grand Touring 4 Door: Sporty, Stylish, Compact and Affordable
May 18, 2012 No Comments »

Different stages of life require vehicles to fit one’s current lifestyle and budget.  I recently had the opportunity to drive a Mazda3 i Grand Touring 4 Door, a zippy car whose compact size, great fuel efficiency, and price would make ... Read More »

Attending New York International Auto Show with Auto Alliance

Attending New York International Auto Show with Auto Alliance
April 20, 2011 2 Comments »

Today I’m attending New York International Auto Show as a press guest of Auto Alliance, an association that consists of 12 vehicle manufacturers and is dedicated to “developing and implementing constructive solutions to public policy challenges that promote sustainable mobility and ... Read More »