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Asher & Lyric - Travel & Family Journalism

We help hundreds of thousands of individuals every month stay safe, healthy, and happy at home and while traveling!

Our writing, research, TV, radio, and podcast interviews have been featured all over the Internet and all over the world including on:

And we’ve been featured on 100s of other websites and publications around the world including (but not limited to):

CNN, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, USA Today, Fox News, Daily Mail, National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, Business Insider, MarketWatch, Lonely Planet, AFAR, CBC Canada, The Independent, Psychology Today, House Beautiful, Chron, CTV News at Six, ABC Australia, MSN, The Daily Telegraph, Thrillist, NZ Herald, Global News Canada, Mental Floss, Stern Germany, Spiegel Germany, RTS Switzerland, Jerusalem Post, InfoMoney Brazil, Observer, AJC, Yahoo, and GOV.UK.

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Here is a sample TV interview on YouTube (which has over 1.2 million views) on the popular CBC consumer affairs show called, Marketplace. Asher was brought onto the show as one of the travel experts to talk about his Airbnb research study.

Our Passions

asher fergusson at beach with kingsley

Travel

We love traveling! Together we have visited and lived in almost 20 countries—Asher has been abroad for his entire adult life, and Lyric has resided in nine different US states. In other words, we are always on the go and our passion is sharing tips to help make your adventures as amazing, safe and smooth as possible.

asher lyric and kingsley fergusson in sardinia italy

Family

In 2016, we welcomed an incredible baby boy named Kingsley into our lives. Kingsley has already been to Paris and Sardinia — he is a fantastic little traveler! In 2018, we had our second child, a girl named Aurora. We love sharing tips on how to maintain a healthy, happy, and balanced family lifestyle in addition to traveling with a baby.

lyric fergusson at beach in puerto rico

Self-care

Lyric has experienced health challenges throughout her life which has lead us to became aware of the importance and power of home spa technologies. Our self-care review pages, including the best portable saunas, best infrared heating pads, and best TENS units, will help you find the tools you need to rejuvenate and strengthen your body so you can conquer your day.

Delicious fish in paris france

Food

Exquisite food is the foundation of life! Every place we travel, we go in search of the most mouth watering meals available. Asher is a vegetarian and Lyric is paleo. We sample, photograph, and write about these meals so we can share them with you! We also love sharing our recipes and cooking tips for at-home delicacies.

Family Product Reviews

Many times when shopping online we’ve found ourselves confused when trying to understand the best products for our kids and family life. The reviews were often inconsistent or not very trustworthy and we’d end up buying a product that didn’t work as advertised. This lead us to want to do our own reviews of baby and toddler gear based on our real-world experiences in the hope to provide you with reliable insights and helping avoid the inconvenience of a quick return. We often suggest products that range in price but strive to only recommend products that are of the highest standard. See examples below.

Music toys | Activity tables | Tricycles | Backpacks | Step stools | Slides | Climbing toys | Puzzles | Wagons | Scooters | Lunch boxes | Block sets | Racing tracks | Bikes | Guitars | Busy boards | Drum sets | Tool sets | Pianos | Pillows | Cameras | Headphones | Remote control cars | Swings | Golf clubs | Push cars | Vibration Plates | Portable Saunas | Baby Dolls for 1-Year-Olds | Infrared Heating Pads | Toddler Beds | Skates | In-Wall Speakers | Skateboards | Workbenches | AV Receivers Under $500 | Ceiling Speakers | Interactive Dolls | Climbing Walls | Trail Cameras Under $100 | Outdoor Saunas | Office Chairs Under $300 | Laptops | Baby Dolls that Look Real | Sleds | Personal Item Bags | Party Speakers | Train Sets | Baby Dolls for 5-Year-Olds | Gyms | Laptops Under $700 | Baby Dolls for 4-Year-Olds | Plates | Foam Play Mats | Natural Diapers | Silicone Cooking Utenils | Portable Closets | Baseball Gloves | Ball Pits | Speakers for Vinyl | Nap Mats | Tents | Stuffed Animals | Pregnancy Journals | Compact Home Gyms | Motorcycles | Baby Dolls for 2-Year-Olds | Heavy Bag Gloves | Booster Seats | Purses | Smartwatches Under $50 | Infrared Heat Lamps | Calf Compression Sleeves | Bluetooth Speakers Under $200 | Hiking Boots Under $100 | Paints | Pack N Plays | Indoor Playgrounds | Rocking Horses | Boys Snowsuits | Art Supplies | Beginner Record Players | Gym Towels | Speakers for Vinyl | Telescopes | Coloring Books | Grounding Stones | Musical Toys (Babies) | Coffee Makers with Grinders | Play Kitchens |

 

Pet Health

asher fergusson with his dog in hawaii
Asher at home in Hawaii paddleboarding with his Goldendoodle named Lola
We’ve also been lifelong animal lovers. Lyric has raised multiple litters of puppies and owned 7 different dogs over the years. Growing up Asher had an aviary of almost one hundred budgerigars and also bred tropical fish. We’ve had endless fun with our dog, Lola when she was with us at home in Hawaii and Asher would regularly take her out surfing. It really is so rewarding and fun to have the love and affection of an animal friend as they truly enrich us in a multitude of ways. Now as parents of two young kids we are looking forward to when we will again get the joy of owning a dog. As soon as our youngest child is a little older and can be responsible enough to look after a puppy we will be again owning a dog (unfortunately half our family is allergic to cats!). One thing we believe firmly in as a way to protect and take care of your pets is to have reliable insurance. Pet insurance helps soften the blow of vet bills in case of accidents and emergencies and helps avoid having to put down your furry friend because you can’t afford treatment or life-saving surgery. See our reviews of the best providers for each of the 50 states below.
 
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