Articles by Dan Blacharski

Youth fashion market moves online

Retailers and fashion designers targeting the youth market will broaden their horizons in 2018, with a greater focus on ecommerce and a departure from traditional children’s designs that have dominated the industry for decades. The…





Exciting Fashion Footwear Trends For 2018

2018 will see some exciting new fashion trends in footwear, with new fashions this year offering up an interesting and somewhat confusing mix of styles. On one hand, Fashion Week showed us a lot of…


Ghosts of Historic Gettysburg

Hundred-and-fifty-year-old cannons and threadbare Confederate uniforms are a lot more exciting than they sound, and our recent trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania yielded up an exciting adventure filled with outstanding restaurants in historic buildings, a rare…


Making the Gig Economy Work

How we define “job” is not a fixed concept, and the idea of a job as being selling one’s labor to a corporation in exchange for a wage is rapidly being replaced with “gig economy”…


Traveling Butts guys may get prison time in Thailand

Being an American myself, I don’t like the term “ugly Americans,” but sometimes it fits. Joseph Dasilva and Travis Dasilva, a married couple from San Diego, call themselves the “Traveling Butts” as they take pictures…


The Appeal of Tiny Homes

When it comes to tiny homes, the appeal is real … still. The tiny house movement in the United States is still going strong, about a decade after it firmly settled into America’s cultural, social,…