Feb 11, 2013

Blog Notes: Lifestyle, Gardening, Personal Finance & Travel

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The Bold Blend is written by freelance writer and blogger Barbara Davis, who admits she’s a hopeless coffee addict. Davis is wife to “Mr. Coffee” and mother of two young children (nicknamed Latte and Half-Caff), and she writes about literally everything. The Bold Blend covers a big variety of lifestyle items, including fitness, food, favorite things and product reviews under “fabulous finds.” The blog’s tagline is “living a life full of flavor.” I especially enjoyed the recipes under the food section. Bacon meatloaf? Now that’s something I’m definitely going to have to make at home. Read the full review from PR Newswire for Bloggers here.

As the temperature continues its downward plummet, I find cleaning my flower beds both sad and exciting. Sad because of the obvious — the growing season is over and everything’s turning brown. Exciting because I know what’s to come — I know the bulbs and plants I’ve tucked under that soil and mulch will spring into something heavenly in a few months. A blog like Garden Smackdown keeps me focused on the stuff to look forward to. And, author and blogger Andrew Keys writes in a way that’s real and conversational. What’s not to love? Read the full review here.

MyBankTracker is a personal finance blog dedicated to the consumer. It’s written by a team of researchers and writers and was established in 2008, during the height of the economic downturn. “MyBankTracker fills a pressing need for an accurate, transparent and consistent source of banking information,” the blog says. “Our motto, ‘Build your finances, Rebuild the world,’ describes our coverage of an array of topics that affect our financial lives, from banking fees to finance technology to planning for retirement.” Read the full review here.

Travel. It’s something everyone says they want to do more of, but the planning sometimes can be daunting. Blogger Gilad Fili Feldman, an expat in Hong Kong who’s working toward his PhD in management and social psychology, spends his off time globetrotting. Fili follows his passion for travel and blogs about it in Fili’s World Travel. Through his writing, readers get to see far away places and experience different cultures. Mind you, Fili’s not just any travel writer. As a Washington, DC native, I found his itinerary and travel to DC incredibly fascinating. He covered a lot of ground in just five days at the end of 2011. Read the full review here.

Christine Cube is a media relations manager for PR Newswire and freelance writer. You can follow her @cpcube.

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