25 Reasons to Have a Staycation in San Francisco

Greetings from SF

Oh beautiful, foggy San Francisco. With summertime in full swing, now is the perfect time to get some rest and relaxation. If your idea of a good time doesn’t include traveling too far then a staycation in the city is perfect for you! Let’s find some fun things for you to do with your staycation this summer.

30 Reasons to Have a Staycation in D.C.

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Photo: Pinterest.com

Suns out, schools out, and you deserve a break: it’s time to take a much-needed vacation! If you’re looking to save money and precious travel time, why not opt for a staycation in your own backyard? Whether you’re a history buff, adrenaline lover or hardcore beach bum, here are the best ways to spend your staycation in D.C.

31 Reasons to Have a Staycation in Boston



If you’re planning on doing a staycation in good ole’ Bean Town, you should take advantage of the things that you don’t normally do (or the things that you perhaps don’t have time to do.) Branch away from the tourists milling around Newbury Street and Boston Commons, and experience a side of the city you’ve never seen

25 Reasons to Have a Staycation in New York City

Staycation — Ways to Really Experience New York

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1. Forget the subway for once. Of all the ways to commute to Manhattan, the air tram from Roosevelt Island has to be the most fun. Take it and enjoy the views as you make your way to Midtown.

2. Who doesn’t love browsing a good flea market? The Brooklyn Flea is the perfect mix of local artisans and vintage sellers. Foodies—go hungry and enjoy everything from lobster rolls to snow cones.

3. Only opened in the summer, Governors Island is an island just off the coast of the southern tip of Manhattan. Ride bicycles, enjoy large art installations and explore this former military base.

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

Krrb — The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

This week we’re checking out the actual death bed from Planet of the Apes, Michael Jackson artwork, and an antique Marbro lamp. Let’s go

23 Reasons to Have a Staycation in Chicago

Krrb — 24 Reasons to Have a Staycation in Chicago

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Yea, yea, yea Millennium Park and The Bean (officially Cloud Gate) are awesome, as is shopping the Magnificent Mile, but elbowing through the summer tourist crowds is not. There are so many unique places to explore in Chicago, which is truly a city of neighborhoods. If you’re anything like me, you rarely leave the 10-mile radius of your home, and stick to your neighborhood favorites when going out. Summer is most definitely the best time to explore Chicago. If you’re longing for a vacation or weekend getaway, but don’t have the time or money—give a Chicago staycation a try!

Independence Celebrations Around the World

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Photo: Flickr.com/photos/sparklykate

The 4th of July is right around the corner and we’re looking forward to firing up the grill, lounging on the beach and drinking freshly brewed iced tea out of mason jars! Our traditions, whether it be watching fireworks or being a spectator at a hot dog eating contest, are definitely fun and festive. It’s also important that we remember what the day truly symbolizes! Our freedom, our land of the free and home of the brave, is something that none of us should take for granted. Sure, we love donning red, white and blue every year but let’s take a look at how other countries celebrate their independence

Then & Now: A History of Ice Coolers

Krrb — Ice Coolers from Then to Now

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Summer is heating up and as we make our break for the beaches and parks, you’ll need plenty of frosty beverages to keep you and your family cool. Before you pick up a cheap, disposable styrofoam cooler that always ends up leaking, think about investing in a quality cooler. Since before the 1950’s when the first portable ice chest was patented, cooler technology has come a long way. From vintage steel ice chests to plastic ride-on coolers, there is no doubt that a cooler exists for your needs. Keep on reading to learn about the interesting history of ice coolers that you can’t wait to share at your next summer excursion.

10 Fireworks Shows We Want to See

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Photo: Montco.happeningmag.com

With a packed cooler and a lawn chair in tow, it’s time for Independence Day explosions. We’ve got 10 of firework shows you won’t want to miss. It’s not all about the size and cost of the shows — We’ve rounded up our favorites, including a few small-town American spectacles

24 Reasons to Have a Staycation in Los Angeles

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Photo: Flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library

If you’re living in Los Angeles, then you may have lucked out because it’s certainly one of the best cities to have a staycation in. Good weather year round, sunshine, beaches–do I need to say anything more? I’ve noticed that if you live in a city for a while you become sort of jaded. Take time on your staycation to take a step back and appreciate the fantastic place you’re living in. Try new things, go new places and uncover a whole new city that you didn’t even know was right outside your door

Eco-friendly Accessories for your Bicycle

Krrb — Eco-friendly Accessories for your Bicycle

To me, there is not a more enjoyable form of exercise than going for a nice, long bike ride. Pedaling away all of your problems as the wind blows in your hair is by far one of the more relaxing parts of life. We all know that bicycling is one of the most eco-friendly forms of transportation, but let’s take it to the next level with some green bike accessories! I’ve rounded up a few accessories to make your bike ride even greener than before.

Come to The Randolph Street Market 2015

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market is known as the place to go to for all your vintage needs. Our (wo)man on the ground Claire Hurwitz Staszak scoured last month’s market for the best scores. Check out some of the possible items in store for this weekend.

Visit the Market

June 27-28, 10am to 5pm both days
Early Buying Saturday beings at 8am
Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington, Chicago IL

Find out more of the fun things our resident Chicagoan Claire has been up to!

How-To — Make Shelves From Vintage Suitcases

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Photo: Houzz.com

Vintage suitcases in faded orange and blue hues are frequently listed on Krrb and piled high at flea markets and garage sales. Although they aren’t the most convenient travel companions anymore, old-school travel bags are retro-cool for displaying in groups. We had to share this idea from Krrb member Mandy Heth for upcycling colorful suitcases into functional shelves. Check out her Vintage Baubles and Bits store for vintage clothing, jewelry and home decor. Read on for a step-by-step tutorial on crafting a few of these “travel” displays

Sustainable Filmmaking — Tips on Going Green

Krrb — Sustainable Filmmaking — Tips on Going Green

Since the age of 16 I’ve pretty much been obsessed with filmmaking. I remember at an early age knowing that I wanted to be involved with filmmaking in any way I possibly could. After several years working on film sets both big and small, I’ve come to realize that being green on a film set is the least of anyone’s concerns. There’s already way too much going on for anyone to truly be worried about what effect their film is having on the environment and understandably so. That’s why I’ve compiled a few different ways for you to make your next film, no matter how big or small, eco-friendly.

10 Odd Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Recycled

Krrb — 10 Odd Things You Didn't Know Could Be Recycled

When it comes to recycling it’s pretty easy to figure out what to do with that can or bottle but have you ever wondered if your asthma inhaler is recyclable? Below is a small example of the many odd recyclables you probably had no idea existed; able to go back into the production line, saving energy and waste.

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