Thursday, September 8, 2022

Passing Chicago Area

As we leave the little town of River Grove, we continue our trip passing through the metropolitan area in Chicago.  

Airplane on flight, beautiful skies, I can't help but to take pictures of them.
I actually enjoyed driving through Chicago.  I love how they have an abundance of street lights.
We've never really explore Chicago for vacation in the past so I can't say much about the place but judging from what I've seen during our drive, it looks like a nice place.  Better than what I have imagined it to be based from the news I've seen.
Looks like Chicago has some major businesses going.
They were getting ready for the 4th of July so there's men putting every bridge.
I am sure Chicago is a lot more beautiful when you explore the whole place.  As they are  famously known as the Midwest's hub, I would like to see their well-known  magnificent skyline.   It would be great to explore the  kilometers of sandy beaches and beautiful parks.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Causes of Mold and Mildew Growth In Your Vehicle

If your vehicle is prone to mildew and mold growth, the best way to deal with the problem is to get it cleaned up immediately. This article discusses the main causes of mold and mildew in vehicles and some easy solutions to eliminate this problem. In addition to keeping the vehicle in the open in sunlight, you should open the windows at night so that the air inside can circulate freely.


Taking steps to prevent the growth of mold and mildew in your vehicle is crucial if you want it to remain unnoticed. Have your vehicle serviced for mold and mildew cleaning Richmond, VA, every once in a while. It is important to remember that mold and mildew in a vehicle result from moisture, and the more moisture a car is exposed to, the higher its risk of mold and mildew growth. Mold and mildew are especially common in closed vehicles since they thrive in moisture. Therefore, if you notice the presence of these growths, you should take immediate action to get rid of them. The removal process is much easier if you act quickly.

To prevent the growth of mold and mildew in your vehicle, the first step is to remove all damp items and clean the car thoroughly. Next, you can use a specialized glass cleaner to remove the mold spores and dab them with diluted white vinegar. For a complete cleaning, you may want to clean the interior surfaces with an interior shampoo. You can also purchase new car mats and floor mats, but you need to dry them thoroughly to avoid recurrences.

Lack of Air Circulation

The odor associated with mold and mildew is unpleasant. Mold and mildew thrive in moist areas and can cause discoloration of fabrics and furnishings. They can also eat away at wood or paper. Prevention is the best cure when it comes to mold and mildew. Excess moisture can cause toxins and pollutants to accumulate, as well as dust mites. As a result, a musty odor in a car is an indicator of an unhealthy environment.

Fortunately, the easy way to prevent mold and mildew in a vehicle is to ensure proper air circulation. Make sure there are no cracks or open spaces inside the car, and double-check all windows. Also, keep an eye out for signs of water damage. If you notice any signs of water damage, contact a professional to get the mold and mildew removed from your car.

The most effective way to remove mold and mildew from a vehicle is to open the windows and move the car into the sunshine for a while. You can also use a particle mask to protect the interior from cross-contamination. If you can't remove the mold and mildew from your car's interior, you can treat the mold and mildew-causing fungi.

Other Common Causes

While most people do not think of their vehicle as an enclosed space, it has a high risk of mildew and mold. These toxins harm your health and can lead to pulmonary diseases such as asthma. These toxins can also cause allergic reactions. While the amount of exposure you have to mold in your vehicle will be small, the long-term health effects of mold are significant.

Excess moisture is a common cause of mold growth. Common sources of excess moisture include rain leaks, clogged footing drains, and plumbing leaks. Other common sources of water can be stagnant water in appliances. Excess moisture can also occur due to water vapor migration, uneven indoor temperatures, inadequate air circulation, and poor insulation on chilled surfaces.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

River Grove Illinois

As I mentioned in my previous post , we took a little detour in Illinois so we can eat lunch.   
We drove around to find Raising Cane before we continue with our journey.  
With the violent crimes being shown on the news, my  son was afraid of us stopping there but River Grove Illinois looks safe so we continued driving around until we found the place we were looking for.
I've never heard of Triton College but we passed by it on our way back to the Chicago area after we ate.
According to an article I read online, River Grove actually has a lower crime rate, 15% lower than the overall crime rate in Illinois.
River Gorge  is  a scenic small town nestled along the banks of the Des Plaines River.  This place is only a few miles away from the Chicago metropolitan area.
It was a quaint little town and I'm glad we drove around there as it changed my son's perception about Illinois.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Road trip to South Dakota, Day One

Doing family road trips is fun although it's hard for someone who's doing all  the driving (Thanks Hon).  He drove 10 hours on our first day though Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and then we stopped for the night in Madison, Wisconsin.  
It's always a treat to me when we drive where there's farming scenery.  
The three states that we passed by are pretty have those farming scenery which I love.  
There's a charm about farms that attracts me, maybe because I grew up in a farm and I kind of miss that now that I am older.  Yeah, I wasn't fond of living in a farm when I was younger, I always wanted to explore but now that I am older, I'd like to live in  a FARM, again lol.
Farmers here in the US has it easier because they have machineries that does things like watering system, big machineries for plowing the field, planting, harvesting, and lifting heavy stuff.  The farm where I grew up from, we  do all the work manually and to this day, a lot of farmers there still do manual labors.  Farmers in the Philippines can't afford to buy  machineries to use in the farm.
The good thing about it is that, a lot of people still know how to grow  plants and still willing to  do manual farm jobs.
I remember when I was about 7 years old, my dad  was already teaching us how to do things in the farm and that knowhow and skills still stuck in me so if I ever decide to live in a farm, I would survive for sure as long as I am  strong enough to do  manual labors.
We noticed that Indiana most have  a lot of corn fields and soy beans in their fields.  According to an article that I read,  their valuable crops includes Corn, Soybeans,  Hay & haylage, wheat, melons,  pumpkins  and mint.
The farming scenery ended when we entered Chicago.  I will continue about  our little adventure in Chicago on my next post. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Why Book Travel Packages During Off-Peak Season?

Why do people book travel packages during the off-season? These times are generally more affordable, so you might wonder why you should book a vacation during the off-peak season. Well, there are several reasons.


Travelers can benefit from booking travel packages with during the off-peak season. During the peak season, everybody wants to go somewhere. Therefore, prices are high, and demand is high. However, during the off-peak season, there are fewer tourists and lower costs. The prices of travel packages during the off-season are based on the destination, time of the year, and purpose of travel. 

Traveling during the off-peak season includes smaller crowds, cheaper flights, less crowded attractions, better service, and more affordable prices. The weather is also more pleasant, and you may find better deals during off-peak seasons. But remember that the off-peak seasons may differ from destination to destination, so you need to know which ones will be best for you. Also, be aware of significant concerts and national or international conventions, as these can increase prices.

The lowest airfare rates can be found during the off-peak season. Airlines determine off-peak seasons based on weather, holidays, and school schedules. Make sure you research beforehand, as you can get excellent deals on flights. And since you're already saving money at the airport, you can usually find a lower price for your accommodation, too. You can also find better hotel rates during off-peak seasons.

Off-season travel deals

Many people are unaware of the many advantages of booking travel packages during off-peak season. Off-peak travel is ideal for people who want to travel to places that are not as crowded during peak seasons. In addition, some destinations are more affordable during this time of the year. Other benefits of off-peak travel are greater freedom, more vacation days, and more premium experiences. The low season is determined by weather, school schedules, and holidays. This means you can often find great deals on airfare and save on hotel rates. Many travel websites offer incredible discounts this time of year, so don't miss out on these opportunities. You'll also find a lower hotel rate during the off-season - many hotels are more affordable than they advertise. It's worth checking out these deals for your next vacation.

When booking a travel package during the off-season, you'll find that prices are much lower compared to the high tourist season. However, some attractions will be closed during these times, so you'll need to plan your travel around these hours. You should also check if public transportation is available during this time. If you're planning to explore a place without a car, check on this before you book your travel package.

Cheaper rates

Off-peak travel offers many benefits, including lower airfare and hotel rates, fewer crowds, and less expensive hotels. Here are five tips for booking your vacation during off-peak travel periods:

Off-peak seasons are generally between November and February. Prices and demand are lower during these times. For instance, flights and hotel rooms are cheaper in June than in August. In Hawaii, hotel rates are lowest between September and mid-December, and in California, travel during late April and early June is the cheapest time to visit the islands. In California, airfare is cheapest between November and February, and flights are more affordable between November and February.

Vacation packages typically combine airfare, hotel accommodations, and car rentals. Therefore, you should book in advance and travel during off-peak seasons to save money on your package. You can even enjoy lower fares during off-peak seasons if you plan your vacation in a precise location during the high season.

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