KIA SOUL EV All-Electric Vehicle: Thinking About Making the Switch

Disclosure: I have been given compensation for this post by Kia Motors, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Lately I have been intrigued by all-electric cars. As you may know I have a hybrid, and I love that I am saving money on fuel (we fill up at regular gas stations every other week). It took us a long time to convert but now it is our preferred vehicle to run errands around town. Now the question is – what about all-electric? I have lots of questions. How often do I need to charge the battery and will I be able to take it out of town? … READ MORE >>

Alternative Energy and Transportation Exhibition (AltCar Expo) – Santa Monica, CA Sept. 16-17th!

This post is sponsored by Kia Motors America; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. It’s National Drive Electric Week! Ever wonder if an all-electric vehicle is for you? I have a hybrid not an all-electric, and I love it. I love that I am reducing the amount of pollution in the air, and we are saving money on fuel and other expenses. It became my preferred vehicle to run errands. I have been nervous about going all electric. How often do I plug in? Does it have enough power? I am looking forward to finding out this Friday or Saturday at the 11th Annual AltCar Expo in … READ MORE >>

Test Driving the New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible #DriveMazda

Back in the day when I lived the single life, driving and riding in a sports car excited me. My husband (boyfriend at the time) used to pick me up in his navy blue 1986 Mazda RX7. I felt special getting into his car and stepping out of his car. Later he upgraded to a 1988 Mazda Anniversary RX7 which came in a Storm Trooper White. I remember driving it around thinking, Wow, this car is really fast! In college, we bought a two door convertible together. We lived in Los Angeles at the time and fell in love with the SoCal weather. Most days we just dropped the top and then drove along the coast. Those days were fun, but when I got pregnant, I traded my car in for an SUV for more space and practicality. How long has it been? Almost ten years?

Automotive: Toyota Prius Test Drive #LetsGoPlaces

For the longest time, my family have been big on Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and sports cars. My brother-in-law started this trend in our family when he became a Toyota Prius-owner. We were not convinced when he took it camping and was doubtful when he didn’t get a bigger car for their baby stroller. We resisted a long time to switch over, but sure enough he converted us one-by-one. All the siblings now have at least one hybrid or electrical car. We all went green, and it’s the preferred car to do our daily runs!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – June Highlights @PretendCity

Transportation is the theme for June at Pretend City. Bring the kids in and explore the many different ways we travel – by land, sea, and air. They will learn the different modes of transportation and explain how each mode of transportation is different. This complex thinking skill will help your child make the correlation between each of the different ways to get around. The Automobile Club of Southern California serves as a community partner and will be hosting two AAA Safety Days with us this month. In addition, they will provide grown-ups the proper knowledge of car seat safety, proper tire inflation, and other road safety tips! Filling up … READ MORE >>