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How To Choose A Portable Silent Generator For Your Camping Adventure



If you enjoy camping and outdoor activities in nature, you know that having a generator is essential to providing an electricity source that will make your trip livable. Whether it’s a quick camping trip or a long trekking or hiking trip, you can rely on it to help you with light, heating, and cooking.

Portable generators are specifically designed to be taken on getaways and short trips. You can still charge your phone, power up your laptop, and cook up breakfast. You need to choose the best generator possible, and we actually mean the quietest generator possible. Having a loud and noisy machine will only ruin your outdoor nature experience and annoy your fellow campers. 

Many factors go into buying the right generator, so knowing what to look for is key. Once you know the options you are looking for, read more about the different brands out there and see the detailed reviews to find the best silent generators for your specific needs and requirements. It’s important that you get better insight so that you are better equipped to make the right decision. 

There are a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing a silent portable generator for your camping needs:


The first thing is deciding on the size of the generator. Generally, there are two sizes that you can find — compact and small, and both will fit into the back of a car. The small generators can generate between 2000 and3000 watts of power, while the compact generator will provide around 1000 watts, but is lighter to carry. As a rule, the more wattage a generator can provide, the louder it will be. So, how many appliances you need to power up at the same time will be your deciding factor. If you only need one or two appliances to run at the same time, then the compact may be a good choice. If you are a big group with many devices that need charging and appliances that need electricity, then go to the small generator but keep some distance from other campers as to not disturb them with the generator noise. That being said, keep in mind that maintaining the quiet environment is key for you to enjoy your camp getaway, so if you can get away with only powering up a couple of devices at one time then go for the quieter compact generator. Generator sizes are measured by their power not their actual size in inches or centimeters. Generators with less than 2000 watts are the lightest and can be carried easily with a handle. 

Determine Decibels 

The second deciding factor in choosing your generator will be the amount of noise produced by the unit. This means the registered noise decibels (unit measuring intensity of sound) your generator is producing. Generator noise comes from the motor and the exhaust and depending on the design some generators can be much louder or quieter than others. You should also know that most manufacturers of portable generators will tell you the noise level data, however, they might not factor in the exhaust noise units. The decibel scale ranges from 0 – total silence– to 140 – a gunshot’s noise. You need to know that for every 10 decibels, the noise level will be 10 times more powerful. For example, a generator that runs at 70 decibels is 10 times as loud as a generator that is at 60 decibels. This will help you gauge how loud your generator might be based on the manufacturer’s data. On the market, the quietest decibel rating of a silent generator is currently at 50 decibels, which is equivalent to a whispered conversation between two people. A small generator can register a decibel reading of 75, which is as loud as a leaf blower. So it is really important to read up on the decibel data on any brand you are looking to purchase and look into the different brands available. 

Gas or Electric 

You will also need to determine which fuel type you prefer for your generator. The most common are gas, propane, and diesel.


Portable silent gas generators are becoming very common. A lot of generators are produced specifically for camping needs and are optimized for portability, fuel efficiency, and low-noise production. For example, a gas inverter generator is designed for quiet operation and can be as low as 50 decibels in noise levels which is ten times less than the common 60-decibel generator. They are also made to be very light in weight and are considered environmentally friendly as they are fuel-efficient. 


If you want to save on fuel costs, then you should go for a silent diesel generator, they are more economical than gas operated ones. A diesel operated generator will need less fuel than a gas-operated one and will run much longer. New models of diesel generators operate quieter than their predecessors and require less maintenance than gasoline generators because there are no carburetors or spark plugs. Diesel is a light grade oil that will protect your generator’s motor from wear and therefore will keep it running smoothly and prevent it from becoming too loud and noisy in the long run.


While propane is not as efficient per gallon of fuel like gas or diesel generators, it serves as a better alternative for clean-burning fuel and is better for the environment and your motor than gas. Propane comes in cylinders that make it near impossible to accidentally spill, and if spilled, propane evaporates right away. It also costs about half as much as gasoline per gallon. Propane engines are generally quieter. Keep in mind, however, propane isn’t the best in cold weather, so look for a generator than can use both gas and propane as an alternative. 

Once you have factored all the elements that need in choosing your generator you will be ready to make an educated purchase. Hopefully, you end up with the perfect silent generator to take on all your camping trips. With the generator, you can enjoy your getaway in nature without as little noise from man-made machines as possible. 


Countdown to Christmas Day: Map The Song Of Your Life



17 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

How unique is this Spiral Song Lyric with Night Sky Map Clock.

Looking for a way to capture a meaningful day and text in one beautiful design? Grab a Personalized Star Map for you on a clock. Have questions about this design or how to personalize it for you or a gift? Message, as customer happiness is their #1 goal.

You give the company The Artist, Song Title or enter lyrics, a quote, names, address (for night sky) and the date and a spiral print will be printed showing the star map, alignment of the stars and constellations from your special day. Personally I think it is an amazing gift at $53.97 .

Free proofs are provided as well as quick edits to make sure you love your design before it’s printed. 

To personalize your night sky spiral print, click here. 

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Head To The The Algonquin Hotel For Some Holiday Cheer



As we head into the holiday season, The Algonquin Hotel’s December event lineup is open to both hotel guests and New York City locals. The hotel will spread holiday cheer with a variety of festive performances, cocktails, and experiences including:

  • Cocoa and Carols Happy Hour: Daily, 5-8PM, Every evening this December, all are invited to enjoy Specialty Cocoa while Christmas carols chime at the Blue Bar. Drinks will include Mexican Hot Chocolate spiked with mezcal
  • KT Sullivan Cabaret:  December 5th, 12th and 19th, Sullivan will perform her iconic Christmas Cabaret. As noted by The New York Times, Sullivan is a thrilling Off-Broadway performer with over eight published albums
  • Rocco Dellaneve’s Rat Pack Christmas: December 7th, 14th and 21st, Rocco Dellaneve will perform iconic songs from the Rat Pack Christmas album with special inclusions of Santa with Sinatra, Rocco of the Snow, Rudolph and the Rat pack
  • The Serafina’s and Broadway Vocalists: December 8th, 15th and 22nd, enjoy the high kicking – precision line dancing Christmas tradition around The Algonquin tree. The Serafina’s will be available for pictures and autographs from 6pm to 7pm, followed by special Broadway vocalists

A portion of proceeds from all events will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Beyond the December events, The Algonquin Hotel is located in a prime position nestled in the heart of Times Square and Fifth Avenue, making it the perfect launchpad for a New York City holiday experience. The hotel is a historical jewel that emphasizes the importance of making unique, storied experiences. Since its opening in 1902, The Algonquin Hotel is famous for its timeless style and desire to honor the literary and cultural elite. The distinguished Round Table Restaurant and Blue Bar offer tasteful dining inclusions and curated cocktails that are sure to excite everyone.

Photo credit: The Algonquin Hotel, Autograph Collection


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Celebrate Hanukkah With Manhattan’s Favorites



The Festival of Lights, starts today Thursday, December 7th and goes through Friday, December 15th. From classic Jewish foods to fan-favorite chocolates, there are many options to celebrate Hanukkah in New York City.

New York’s iconic Li-Lac Chocolates, celebrating its 100th Anniversary has been enjoyed by generations of locals and tourists alike. Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, Li-Lac, has remained true to its tradition maintaining the same single-minded focus on product quality. Its confections are handmade daily in its Brooklyn Factory using many of the original techniques and equipment from 1923.

Li-Lac Chocolates makes for the perfect Hanukkah gift for friends and family. They have a broad selection of specialty molds and gifts, now offering more than 120 items making it one of the largest selections of gourmet chocolates in the world.

All of its chocolates are certified Kosher and gluten-free.

A few gift options for Hanukkah include:

  • Dreidel Filled with Gelt
  • 20 pc. Chanukah Chocolate Gift Box
  • Chest of Gelt
  • Menorah Pop

The full list of Hannukah chocolates may be viewed here.

To learn more about Li-Lac Chocolates rich history, you may view a comprehensive press release here.

Store locations: Industry City/Brooklyn, Greenwich Village, Bleeker Street, Chelsea Market, Hudson Yards and Grand Central Market.

Ships: via FedEx in the United States and Canada.


The popular Upper East Side Jewish Delicatessen PJ Bernstein will be rolling out a special Hanukkah menu, available for catering, delivery, takeout as well as dining in.

One of the last remaining of its kind, PJ Bernstein has been a staple in its neighborhood since opening its doors on the northeast corner of 70th St. and 3rd Ave. Serving the classics since 1965, it continues to be a hotspot for locals and celebrities, attracting the likes of Mayor Ed Koch, Liza Minelli, 2 James Bonds in Sean Connery and Daniel Craig, and Cuba Gooding Jr., to name a few.

Highlights of their Hanukkah menu include the following, but are not limited to:

  • A Special Prix Fixe Menu with a Mixed Green Salad, Matzoh Ball Soup, Brisket with Mini Latkes, Kasha Varnishka, Gravy, Apple Sauce, and a Mini Danish.


  • Famous Potato Latkes, a holiday favorite
  • Baked Knishes


  • Smoked Sturgeon
  • White Fish Salad
  • Roasted Chicken


  • Baked Sweet Potato
  • Egg Barley


  • Chocolate Rugelach
  • Challah Bread

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Countdown to Christmas Day: Krunch Pop Glow Tubes!



18 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

In searching for gifts for kids, we love Krunch Pop Glow Tubes! ($22.95 for 12)This super cool toy can be stretched out and spun to make cool sounds, or you can connect a bunch and have a hoola hoop contest! It’s perfect for both kids and grown-up celebrations and is easy to bring along on trips, making it limitless on-the-go fun that travels well.

The Krunch Pop Glow Tubes are also bendable, stretchable, twistable, spinnable, and linkable, so you can create all sorts of shapes and designs to light up your party. And if you’re feeling anxious or stressed, this calming and relaxing sensory fidget toy can help relieve your worries. Just twist and pull the toy to make a satisfying “pop” sound that feels great to touch. The crunchy popping sound is so satisfying that you’ll want to play with it all day long!

Ready for something great, enter the #KrunchmasJoy Giveaway. We are on week 3 of a 4 weeks of Krunchmas” giveaway! Get ten chances to win a pack of delicious Krunch Pop Tubes every week until Christmas!

How to Enter
1. Follow us
Follow any of our social media accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok accounts. You will be automatically entered in the contest if you follow our account!
2. Like the giveaway post
Share the contest post on your profile with #KrunchPopTubes #FreeStuffContest.
Tag us in the post so we can follow:
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3. Tag a friend
Tag two friends who would love to try Krunch Pop Tubes within the contest post.
4. Share Amazon Product
Share our new Amazon Listing for the Krunch Pop Tubes with the hashtag #GlowPartyFavors on any of your social media accounts!
5. Comment
Comment on one of our videos on TikTok with the hashtag #KrunchPopTubes or on any of our Contest posts to enter!
6. Create a Post
Create a unique post about the Krunch Pop Tubes and share it on your page. Tag our social media accounts so we can find your post!
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Winners will be announced every Friday on our social media accounts and email. Winners who share a video of unboxing the Krunch Box Tubes will automatically enroll in our next promo to receive a free Make Me Mini Water Cooler released this Spring.
Visit YOYO World Collectables for full contest details!
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Countdown to Christmas Day The Gift of Self



19 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

Well today one of my favorite gifts to give and get is coupons of thoughtful acts. Say your best friend loves hot chocolate and you are sugar free…a trip for a cup whip cream filled creamy delight can show you care. Massages, drawing baths, laundry, dinner for 2, a night of Hallmark or Lifetime Christmas movies could be just the thing to show you listen, care and hear what the other person loves. Time is much more precious. Gifts don’t have to cost much, they just have to have thought behind the intent.

If you don’t have time to shop or are limited in funds, this could be just the ticket!


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