What to Look for When Buying a Bluetooth Bike Helmet

Bikers love riding their bikes on the highway. They kill for going fast in a lane by themselves. Hearing the sound of the wind. Moving in a hurry with no one to bug them along the way. It’s not every day you get to ride on the road and deal with other people. These days, they have a bluetooth motorcycle helmet to make your riding experience bigger. The best helmet with bluetooth can take you bigger. Bigger as in more communication, protection, music, radio, internet, and ability to have fun. The only catch to this new helmet is you got to have people who have the same helmet in order for you to call them. If you feel like you want to buy this helmet and learn more, read what is written below.


Can Install Seperate Bluetooth compartment to Helmet

People who are not interested in buying a new bike helmet can settle for a bluetooth compartment device. These devices connect to the outside of your motorcycle helmet. They do not work on all motorcycle helmets however. You need to make sure the helmet is connectable to your motorcycle brand and device. Ask the company questions over the phone to double check. That is what I always do. You can not go wrong with asking people questions they relate to your motorcycle helmet connecting to device. It might seem strange but people are the fastest internet around. Always look to people to give you the fastest information possible.

 Helmets Are Safe on the Inside

All helmets are safe on the inside if they the bluetooth is on the outside of helmet. Now, there might be some bluetooth headsets on outside, so call the company who made them and make sure. Bluetooth technology heats up like cellphones. You don’t want that bad boy by your face while your trying to make a sharp turn. Most manufactures build on the outside to stop people from receiving radiation. There is a belief that radiation comes from cellphones and electronic devices. I am not sure if they information is true. All in all, make sure the bluetooth device is on the outside and you are 100% safe.

What Audio Type Can be Heard

Many types of audio can be heard from this new bluetooth motorcycle helmet device. First, you can hear the radio. Feature not allowed by all helmets. But, some allow you to hear the radio if you are in range of a radio tower. You can change the stations and stick to your favorite talk show even. Next audio feature, music can be played from mp3 file or music stored in bluetooth helmet. Some helmets have a memory chip that stores the music and audio files you have on it. You can easily listen to your talk show on youtube that you downloaded or listen to a datpiff mixtape. The music you listen to is in your control. There is no long list of songs you have to listen to and a pay wall you have to pay to do it. The best helmet with bluetooth can probably give you all the features I mentioned. In conclusion, your getting a helmet that can play music that you want it to play.

Additionally, you can communicate with people who have the same bluetooth motorcycle helmet. Also applies to the same device. Now, you need to make sure someone has the helmet in advance before you think about contacting them. Contacting works like a walkie talkie on the road. It has a range though. Depends on the bluetooth device or helmet you use. The below average distance is about 1,500 to 5,000 feet. View your bluetooth helmet you bought for more information on range. Helmet communication does not run on internet. You can use these helmets in country areas. They are controlled by the satellite. There is one thing I should tell you. Once you hit a really big country area, the connection in country areas is bad all around. You should tell you friend things in advance so they know what to do. If your cellphone does not work, don’t expect the helmet to work. That is how all technology is in country towns.

Night Time Shaving Routine for Men

Its late at night, you need a good shave to start the next day or tonight. Shaving at night is not strange. I will do it from time to time. My days can be simple and then get crazy all over again. Because of, I have found a routine that works for shaving at night. Clean cut every bump and not miss a spot of hair. You can follow the routine too to help you get the closest shave. Just put on the best night cream for men each day and see what I have to say for shaving. You might just find a routine that make you look more efficient. Read what is written below.

best night cream for men

Use Cleanser Every Day to Make Your Face Softer

Use a cleanser every day on your face. Cleansers are similar to soap, but they are made for your face. Adds moisture and perfect balance of water to face. Open the container and apply a little cleanser each day. Then, wash the cleaner off with water and clean cloth. Apply the cleanser with your hands. Applying it with a cloth can cause your skin to get less moisture performance. Do not do it that way. Want the best performance then I suggest you use the hands. Cleansers generally feel cold and wet, so you won’t have to worry about it causing you hand problems.

Prepare Yourself for the Night Shave

Being prepared is the best way to make sure you cut each facial hair piece. Each day, set out a specific time you want the shave to happen. Do you want at 7:00pm or 10:00pm? Set it up and show up to the bathroom each time it becomes time to shave. Next, buy a razor that works with your face. Try out different razors to do this. Pick the razor that works with your face. It can take you weeks to figure this out. It took me about 3 weeks to figure this stuff out. Next step, add cold water before you shave your face. The cold water can release the stiff pull the facial hair has on face. Facial hair is not use to being shaved sometimes. That’s why you need to add cold water to the face. Wake the little whiskers up and let them know its time for them to fall off. Doing all this, should give you the right preparation to start a night shave.

Add Shaving Gel to Face Before Shave

Shaving gel is by far the best liquid to use when shaving. Provides your face with cold water, moisture, natural ingredients, and regenerating chemicals. Specifically, made to protect people who have acne proned skin or sensitive skin. Those of you guys who need something to help you with the cuts you feel on each shave should consider using shaving gel immediately. Also, gives face less burn from each shave. That burn can be annoying and make you hate shaving all together. With this in mind, buy the shaving gel you can find.

Add Night Cream to Give You Faster Shave

To add more, you could add the best night cream for men to make your shaving experience better. Cream that you only need to apply to your face once before bed. Don’t have to worry about washing your face after you put it on as well. Put cream on right before bed and leave it on. Peels off very easily and shouldn’t take that much time. Night cream relaxing your skin beyond your normal bodily functions. Boosts hair shine, gets rid of dryness, and relaxes facial hair. Adds one layer of performance on top of shaving gel and a razor that works for you. Basically, you get a face skin upgrade when you add night cream on face before you sleep.

Home Remedies to Make Beard Grow a Whole Lot Faster

Growing a beard is easier said then done. Most of us, do not have the right genetics to grow a full beard. We were born into the wrong pool. Growing a beard takes months and sometimes we don’t got the time. We try to do it anyway, but it fails to reach its full length. All these things, are more then enough reason to not grow a beard and accept the odds against you. However, some men do not care about the odds. If your one of those men who don’t care, then I suggest you read what I have to say below. There is a way to make the beard growing process a little faster. It won’t won’t perfectly work. Just give you an edge.

Use Coconut Oil On Your Face

Your beard needs a little incentive to grow. That little incentive is coconut oil. A natural oil that comes form the Earth. Your face needs water stimulation deep in the skin. Coconut oil has the ability to dive in your skin and promote hair to grow that has been dormant. There is a lot of hair that sleeps under your skin. You probably wouldn’t believe all the hair that is dormant down there. Awaken the hair down there and have a fuller face. Look less patchy and have the confidence that comes with it. Will everything grow back? It is hard to say everything will. But, you can try your best to get some results and a face that looks 2 times better then before. Use the best natural oil for beard growth to speed up the growth process.

Put Amla Oil on Face

Amala oil is often used to make beard hair grow really fast. Leave the oil on your face for 20 minutes each day. The results will appear and you will see your face look more together. Those patchy beard hair party night days can end, if you make your beard hair grow back and use beard growth products weekly. A man wants look like a man at some point in his life. Its not something I say. It is part of nature that you can not ignore once you get a certain age. You should strive to look like a man. Put the oil on and look close to being a man. Every edge counts to win.

Clean Face With Skin Cleaners

Washing your face with a good skin cleaner, promotes the hairs on your face to expand in number. Using this and the best natural oil for beard growth will make your face reach its fullest potential. You want your face to look full. You want the face to be patchy no more. Clean your face with special cleaning beauty products to make it clean and more stimulated for beard growth. Its not just a wash for your beard. It is a wash to make it grow properly.

The Guide to Wash Your Hair That You Won’t Forget

You probably think you wash your hair the right way, but is it right? You have no idea do you. You can stick to your same old routine, and wash it the same way you always have. But, what if there is a better way? A way that will make your hair cleaner and provoke it to grow. A way that will make the best natural shampoo and conditioners for men even better. That is secret we are about to tell you. We set up a guide to get you to wash hair in a way that makes you look like a professional. Who knows, you might not need a hair stylist again. Look below for more details.

What Should I Look For In Shampoo or Conditioner

It depends on what type of hair you got. Its not as simple as getting the best natural shampoo and conditioner for men. No, it requires to do some research and tests. Figure out what type of hair you got first. Is it really curly or really oily. There are some hair types in between, but you got to find out what side are you on. Then, you get the shampoo that fits the level of the side your on. For example, some shampoo and conditioner have normal and high for oily hair. Pick shampoo for extra oily hair if you got extra oily hair. Pick shampoo for standard oily hair if you got standard. If your still not sure, then you got to try both and see which works best.

You should also look for natural shampoo and conditioner. Make sure the hair products you buy are always natural. The natural products tend to cause less problems to your body. Natural is called natural because it was used by people thousands of years ago. Those people are the reason humans still live today. That should be enough reason to get you to go natural with hair products.

How Much Do I Need to Use

The answer is little as possible and as much as you feel you need to. In other words, take the shampoo or conditioner and put on a little each time you decide to wash your hair. Don’t put too much because ti leads to left over soap residue. Put in a little. No matter what shampoo you use. Even if its the best natural shampoo and conditioners for men, you still need to use a little of it. Always use a little when you wash your hair and you will be fine.

The Proper or Right Way to Wash

Yes, your put shampoo in first and conditioner second. Take the shampoo first and rub it in your hair. Do it gently and for 2 minutes. Once you finish doing that, rinse it out with water. Next, take the conditioner and place it in hair. Rub it all around your head and wait 10 minutes. While your waiting, wash the rest of your body. Then, rinse out the conditioner and you are all done. Its not hard to remember. After a few times, you won’t have to read this again. A simple step for you to get everything clean and good.

The Ultimate Summer Quencher: Watermelon Agua Fresca


While I ate my share of fancy food in Austin, it’s a simple food cart that has been on my mind since we left. At Veracruz All-Natural, the migas breakfast tacos were unbelievably fantastic, which makes sense since they border on legendary, but it was the watermelon agua fresca that inspired obsession.

It could have been because we had drank a good amount the night before and then walked 2 miles in 90 degree weather to the cart, but one sip of that agua fresca was enough to knock my socks off. Sadly it’s one of my biggest vacation regrets that we never made it back for a second one.

And oh, we wanted to — in fact, every other day we tried to plot a trip back to the cart. But every time something else distracted us (either in the form of brisket or beer).

To make it up to me, last weekend my husband brought me home a huge watermelon. We shared a meaningful look and then I immediately turned to google.

Happily, there’s not much to making a great agua fresca (though I still hold Veracruz’s up to level far above just ‘great’).

You need a watermelon, some sugar, water and a lime. And a blender. It’s that easy.




Homemade Watermelon Agua Fresca

Serves 2

  • 2 cups cold, ripe watermelon, diced
  • 1/8-1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 lime
  • Ice

Put first three ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and slightly frothy. Taste for sweetness, adjust as needed. Add a generous squeeze of lime. Pour into glass with ice, garnish with lime and serve.

For a super refreshing, more “slushie” version, freeze the diced watermelon for an hour prior to blending.

Optional: Add booze! I have no doubts this would taste delicious with alcohol.

Now go forth and quench your summer thirst with the best thing possible. Or, if you are lucky enough to live in Austin, visit Veracruz All-Natural and drink one for me!

Watermelon Agua Fresca

We didn’t just stuff our faces in Texas (and evidence to prove it)


In case you couldn’t tell, when my husband and I travel, our trips revolve around food. When we each made our lists of “what to do” in Austin, my husband’s list was fine-dining focused (Qui, Uchi, Barley Swine) while my list was mainly beer (Craft Pride, Hops & Grain) and food carts. But at the very bottom of my list was a separate (tiny) category called “Things that don’t involve eating.”

On that list, there were three items: visit the Barton Springs Pool, walk down 6th Street and hike around Lady Bird Lake.

I am happy to say we did all of those things and more — which is kind of shocking considering how much time we spent eating!

We checked out the Texas Capitol Building, which sprawls across the metro area.


Everything is bigger here in Texas and the Capitol Building in downtown Austin is no exception!


Inside the dome — the Lone Star.


Inside the Senate Room — look close and you’ll see that the lights spell out Texas.

We took the bus out to Zilker Park so I could swim in the Barton Springs Pool — a man-made pool using water from the natural springs. When I first read about the pool I expected it to be a hot spring. But when it’s 90 degrees outside, it’s a blessing that it’s actually a “cool” spring. The temperature rarely varies from a (very brisk) 68 degrees. Which means it’s best just to dunk yourself, don’t try to do it slow — once you’re in, it feels great.



After that we played some miniature golf:


Yes, this place is totally creepy but super fun! And you can BYOB.

Did some kayaking on the Colorado River:


Walked down 6th Street (known locally as the “dirty sixth” for good reason) — which is like Austin’s very own Bourbon Street. Imagine lots of bars, clubs and intoxicated college kids. I’d post a picture here but it’s probably best to just leave it to your imagination…

We rented a car and drove to the Lockhart (the BBQ capitol of Texas as well as a stop along the historic Chisholm Trail ) and the Lockhart State Park:


Lockhart Courthouse


And I spent a fair amount of time at the hotel’s rooftop pool. During the day it was a great place to relax with a beer, at night it was the perfect spot for watching sunsets.



And we walked. Oh did we walk. We walked so much that I don’t think I gained an ounce on the trip even though we were constantly eating. I think the shortest day we walked 2-3 miles, the longest days we were walking somewhere around 4-5. Mostly we would walked the “Bike and Hike” trail which was gorgeous. It was a perfect way to get from our hotel to downtown — offering glimpses of the city center and Lady Bird Lake through the trees.

All in all, I think we managed to balance out our eating obsession with enough local sights and culture to make it a well-rounded trip!


View of Congress Bridge from the trail

Waiting in line at Franklin BBQ (doing what has to be done)


Fatty brisket, ribs and sausage at Franklin’s BBQ

Franklin BBQ is legendary. It is supposed to be the best barbecue in the country. Aaron Franklin started his company as a food truck back in 2009 and moved into a brick and mortar building in 2011. Every day, without fail, he sells out of his amazing brisket.


The doors open at 11am…the line starts as early as 6 am! People bring chairs, books, coolers and make waiting for 3-6 hours as much fun as possible.

This was on our list as the one “must do” thing in Austin so we bought an inflatable cooler, a 6-pack of local beer and woke up at 7am yesterday to brave the line.


The line already forming!

We arrived around 8:30am and I felt pretty good about our spot. It was just around the corner from the doors, about 40 people back. We started chatting to the people next to us, and ended up spending the whole time talking to them. One of the girls used to live in Portland, the other girl is moving to Seattle so much of the focus of conversation was on the Pacific Northwest.

Around 10 am a server came by to ask us what we thought we would order — their way to gauge how much brisket they will sell since that’s by far the most popular item. Then another server followed letting us know we’d most likely be eating by 1-1:30 pm. (So 4-5 hours of waiting!)

Luckily our new-found friends were very entertaining. I even took a walk with one of the girls to the Quickie Pickie to re-stock on beer and buy a few breakfast tacos for the wait.


The new friends we made in line — these guys were super fun to talk with.


Migas taco and a cold IPA. Breakfast of champions!


If you look past the green construction fence you’ll see the line just keeps going and going.

Around 12:30pm (ahead of schedule!) we were inside the doors.


Old school menu


Then we were up to the front:


The menu: we opted for a brisket and rib plate, a pulled pork sandwich and a sausage link.


The good stuff! Fatty brisket cut to order.

Then, around 1pm (right on schedule — they have that timeline dialed in!) we feasted:


Now that is a sandwich!


Brisket and rib plate, side of sausage, slaw, potato salad and the ubiquitous white bread.


Bourbon Banana Cream Pie (at Franklin’s, made by Cake and Spoon)

So was it worth it? Hell yes. Would I do it again sometime? Undoubtedly. The brisket was incredible. In fact we just polished off the last of it for breakfast today and it was still incredible. The fat just melts, the bark is thick and the flavor is all smoke and love.

If you end up in Austin, even for a day, make yourself happy — go to Franklin.

Halfway through my trip to Texas…and I’m so full!

Don’t worry — I haven’t vanished! I’m just on vacation mode (and I had a bit of camera drama) so I haven’t posted since arriving in Texas on Sunday. My husband and I have been busy enjoying Austin and its surrounding areas so expected some fun pictures soon. Here’s a few to tide you over — and make you hungry!


Fried chicken sandwich, biscuit, red eye gravy and lemon jam. Foreign and Domestic, Austin.


Pork chops, brisket and sausage from Kreuz Market in Lockhart — the BBQ capitol of Texas!


The famous wall by Jo’s Coffee in SoCo, Austin, TX.


So far we’re loving the Lone Star state!

Homemade tortillas, smoked brisket tacos & a trip to Texas


Smoked brisket tacos on homemade tortillas

My mind is on BBQ, Tex-Mex and tacos.

This could be because my husband and I will soon be traveling to Austin for a week to eat and drink our way through the city. (Hello Franklin Barbecue — we’re coming for you!)

Or it could be because of Podnah’s Pit — a Portland BBQ institution that within the last few years opened La Taq, their sister restaurant. La Taq specializes in seriously tasty Tex-Mex and is responsible for introducing my husband and me to a previously unknown form of deliciousness: smoked brisket tacos.

Ever since January, when we first dined there, my husband has been dreaming of them. In fact he’s already slipped away once without me to indulge in a late-night taco fest. Not that I’m bitter. Well I would be but he was smart enough to bring me home a chicken sopa.

A few weeks ago I found myself at home with the remainder of my bag of masa and a pound of smoked brisket (bought straight from Podnah’s). It seemed like the kitchen gods had a plan for me!

I wasn’t doing to totally replicate the La Taq taco, but I did want to try my own hand at making a smoked brisket taco. I started with the accoutrements. First up was some pickled corn relish, a treat I made for the first time last summer. It’s super easy to whip up and adds zing and kick to just about anything.


Pickled Corn Relish

Next I made a simple cabbage slaw with sliced green cabbage, green onions, lime juice and a touch of plain Greek yogurt.


Cabbage Slaw & Pickled Corn Relish

Then it was on to making my very first tortillas ever, something I was SO excited about. I’m kind of a food nerd like that.

I was doing some recipe research when I got hit by a wave of inspiration. When I made pupusas with masa and water (basically the same recipe for corn tortillas) I thought the dough was a little bland, even with a good sprinkling of salt. I started wondering what would happen if I mixed the masa with stock instead.

While my initial investigation didn’t turn up any recipes using chicken stock, I did find one that blew my mind in terms of “why didn’t I think of that?!”

Aptly titled “Double Corn Tortillas,” the recipe called for mixing the masa with corn stock.


After all – I had two lovely cobs from making the corn relish. I tossed them in some water with onions and let the mixture simmer for an hour or so. Once it was drained and cooled, I added it to my masa and mixed up the dough.

From that point on, tortillas are a super easy thing to make. Roll into dough balls, squish inside a tortilla press (use plastic wrap to keep them from tearing or sticking) and then cook in a hot pan. The Double Corn Tortilla recipe also gave me a good piece of advice — when cooking the tortillas you want them to puff. This will only happen if your pan is hot enough (but don’t get it too hot or the tortillas will burn). The puffing separates the top and bottom of the tortilla making it more pliable and less likely to break.

To get the ideal “puff” the recipe calls for using two pans — one at a lower heat to begin with, and a second one at a high heat to finish the tortillas in. Worked like a charm!










Flattened trtilla







Warm and toasty


Fresh tortillas 


The spread!


Smoked brisket tacos

Once I had a pile of fresh, warm tortillas, it was time to feast!


dsc_4246.jpgdsc_4247 It was so good! Exactly what I had been craving. The smoke from the brisket adds a lovely flavor to the taco and the crunch from the slaw brings the texture. And my first batch of tortillas were also super good — I’m going to be making corn stock all summer!