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Is Climbing Mt Everest Worth it?

Is Climbing Mt Everest Worth it?

Mountaineering is supposed to provide the experience of a lifetime, a noble exercise alone or with a guide and a few climbing partners in a sort of perfect harmony with nature.  The beauty of the mountain, the silence of high altitude and the sounds of the glaciers...

The Local’s Guide to Visiting Westport, CT

The Local’s Guide to Visiting Westport, CT

Westport, Connecticut is an old coastal city located about 30 miles south of New Haven. The town is bordered by Long Island Sound and many other well-known destinations like Norwalk and Stamford. Only a short 50-mile drive from New York City, Westport is a great spot...

Do Animals Feel Real Emotions?

Do Animals Feel Real Emotions?

Stories about how animal behavior resembles that of humans are being reported almost daily.  More than 70 years after Konrad Lorenz, the Austrian zoologist and father of ethology (the study of animal behavior) who received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1973, first...

Top Travel Destinations of 2020

Top Travel Destinations of 2020

The start of the new year brings with it new resolutions and aspirations. While some pledge to live a healthier lifestyle and exercise more, others plan to use their time to capture experiences and travel more. Traveling allows for the opportunity to immerse oneself...

Getting Your Cat to Exercise

Getting Your Cat to Exercise

As any cat owner can attest to, getting your feline to choose exercise over a cat nap can be challenging. Cats are docile and mellow pets that do not require as much physical activity as their canine counterparts, but a little regular exercise is still encouraged....

The Best U.S. Destinations to Visit for Christmas

The Best U.S. Destinations to Visit for Christmas

Getting into the Christmas spirit may have several different meanings for every individual. For some, nothing feels more like the holidays than sitting by a fire and watching Christmas movies. For others, a massive display of Christmas lights and decorated trees...

Cat-Proofing Your Home for the Holidays

Cat-Proofing Your Home for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but many people haven’t let that stop them from decorating their houses and apartments for Christmas already. If you are a cat-friendly household, you know that decorating for Christmas is equivalent to setting out new toys in...

Understanding Your Cat’s Body Language

Understanding Your Cat’s Body Language

Cats communicate with humans in a variety of ways. Some of those are verbal: they meow, purr, hiss, and growl. Even when simply meowing, there are a variety of tones and desires communicated. Things get still more subtle when non-verbal communication is considered....

Family-Compatible Cat Breeds

Family-Compatible Cat Breeds

With the wide variety of cats, choosing one suitable for children may be challenging. Nevertheless, certain breeds have been cultivated for their particular traits, making some especially fitting for families. Among the cat breeds that fit well with children and...

The Best US Destinations to Experience Fall Colors

The Best US Destinations to Experience Fall Colors

The beginning of autumn converts nature into a palette of colors across the country. The changing tree leaves take place at various times throughout the fall months. Some destinations are considered the ideal areas in which to enjoy the magnificent display. If you are...