The Local GIG – April 2022

The days are longer and warmer, which means it’s time to start those DIY projects and plan vacations. Spring is a great time of year (if you can stop sneezing from the pollen), and we’ve rounded up some tips and resources to make the season great.

And if you’re staying inside to avoid allergies, we’ve got a few recommendations you should stream from the comfort of your air-filtered home. You’ll find all this and more in today’s edition of The Local Gig!

Enjoy More Streaming

Music, Movies, and Television

“The Batman” has been one of the biggest movies so far this year. It debuted in theaters, but here’s how you can watch it at home this month

If you’ve been thinking about cutting the cord, but not sure what to do, this video has you covered. It lays out tips to make sure your move from cable or satellite to a streaming service is seamless. 

In a world that’s more connected than ever, it can be hard to take in how things across the globe impact us. Why It Matters, a podcast by the Council on Foreign Relations, breaks down things that shape our world and brings them right to you. 

Enjoy More Home

As the days get longer and warmer, you may want to spend more evenings outdoors. If you have an Amazon Echo smart device, you can ask Alexa which constellations are visible on a particular day. Then, use the SkyView app to identify them during your backyard stargazing. 

It’s spring cleaning time and if you have no idea where to start, The Home Depot has you covered. They provide insights on how to tackle your home cleaning project and include a supplies list in this video. 

Recipes, Smart Devices, and DIY Hacks

Celebrating African-American cuisine, Toni Tipton-Martin’s new cookbook, Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking features classic recipes like buttermilk fried chicken and gumbo, along with a few other culturally inspired favorites that you can try at home

Enjoy More Travel

Planning a trip is exciting until you have to start packing. And for many people, knowing what to pack causes a lot of anxiety. PackPoint is an app that not only lets you build your own packing list but suggests items you’ll need based on your chosen activities. 

If you love the National Parks, you know how each is unique. And the changes in seasons can deliver a totally new experience in the same park. These National Parks are the best to visit for your spring adventure. 

The memories you make on a road trip will last a lifetime. Flying has its perks, but the flexibility and freedom of being able to take a new road or stop at an unexpected place in the car are unbeatable. Here are a few road trip ideas you’ll want to add to your travel bucket list. 

Apps, Trips, Destinations

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