For fans of natural history museums, New York's American Museum of Natural History, DC’s ithsonian National Museum of History, and London’s tural Museum of History draw the masses when it comes to tourists and locals alike. But just past Boston’s Harvard Yard sits a hidden gem of a museum [ ... ]
The History Colorado Center is one of the newest museums in Downtown Denver. Since its opening last year, the History Colorado Center has been teaching visitors about Colorado in a fun and interactive way. The brightly colored displays draw visitors in and the hands-on activities will ke [ ... ]
How many of y’all knew that the origin of Dr Pepper was a small Texas town called Waco? There is a unique story to its creation. On the site of the original bottling factory sits the Dr Pepper Museum, so you can learn all about it.
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A great little hidden gem in Hendersonville, North Carolina awaits anyone in search of great, small batch beer, good music and a relaxed atmosphere near the heart of downtown. While this is certainly a kid and family-friendly establishment, it was just my girlfriend and I on our recent visit. We ha [ ... ]
“Spark” is a very appropriate name for Chevy’s first mini car built for North America. I had the opportunity to test drive the 2013 Chevy Spark on a recent Chevy-sponsored retreat in Orlando. Salsa red with an appealing, feisty look; I could see myself dashing around town in it jus [ ... ]
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Prepare to be wowed as we were, by the new Fantasyland at Walt Disney World – the largest expansion in the Magic Kingdom’s 41-year history, doubling the size of the existing Fantasyland to 21 acres. Expansion began opening in mid-March of 2012, and it’s not over yet. yland (and by exten [ ... ]
Last week, thanks to Traveling Mom and Nissan, I had the opportunity to try out a Nissan Hybrid Altima for a week. I was excited for the opportunity because I always wanted to try out a hybrid. I absolutely hate spending money on gas, because it seems like such a waste - a financial waste as well as an environmental waste.
We used the car quite a bit over the week, including a weekend trip to Newport, RI for a wedding. To my surprise and pleasure, the entire week resulted in the use of less than a quarter tank of gas. So, it made me wonder about the amount of money that can be saved by purchasing and driving a hybrid.
The amount of money you'll save really does depend on several factors - how much you drive, the current cost of gas, and the gas efficiency you receive (based on maintenance, and the type of driving you d0).
A family that drives 20,000 miles per year and pays $2.70 per gallon will pay $2,077 per year in gas for a regular Nissan (with an average MPG of 26), and $1,588 per year in gas for a Nissan Hybrid (with an average MPG of 34). That's a savings of $489 per year!
Now, a hybrid does cost more - up to $7,000 more than a regular sedan. However, there are a few other factors that should be considered:
Of course, financial savings isn't the only consideration - hybrids are obviously much better for the environment!