Though most reasonable people enjoy the concept of The Great Outdoors, many can’t bring themselves to actually go camping. For one, purchasing all the necessary equipment can be pretty expensive. Also, sleeping on the ground holds little appeal for many folks.Off The Grid Rentals, based in Laguna Hills, CA, has found a way to give aspiring campers the best of all possible worlds. By renting one of their off-road teardrop trailers, you can experience the outdoors without sleeping on the ground and enjoy the amenities of a camper without worrying about maintenance or storage. It’s a win-win-winnebago.The off-road teardrop trailer comes with a radio, a 12v outlet, a 30-gallon tank for fresh water, a comfy mattress for two adults, and an optional roof-top tent can bring the total number of campers up to five. It’s also tricked out with a two-burner propane stove, side-mounted sink, and a locking slider for your cooler. All this rides on all-terrain tires that can handle California’s roughest areas.Related: Top Camping Destinations Across the NationRenting a trailer is basically like bringing your own villa wherever you go, and at $170 a night, it costs much less than your average villa. Weighing in at 1,250 pounds, just about any vehicle with a trailer hitch can handle the teardrop trailer.If you would rather forgo the teardrop trailer, you can rent an array of camping equipment, including roof top tents, a 50-quart fridge freezer, a 1000-watt generator, a 2000-watt generator, or a truck rack that can support up to 800 pounds of cargo.Off The Grid is based in Laguna Hills, CA, making it an excellent jumping-off point for many of Southern California’s most breathtaking spots, including Joshua Tree and Death Valley. If you’re looking for a slightly longer journey, you could make the trek up to Yosemite or over to the Grand Canyon. The point is, there’s no shortage of places to take a teardrop tent from Off The Grid Rentals.Visit Off The Grid’s website to book a teardrop trailer or any of their other camping equipment. The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport Tent Buying Guide: How to Find the Best Tent for Your Trip Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected
Daniel ManciniA Brock University alumnus is one of just 20 Ontario Chartered Professional Accounting students to land on a prestigious list for his marks on a recent professional accreditation exam.Daniel Mancini made the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario’s honour roll for achieving top marks on this year’s Canada-wide uniform evaluation (UFE).The UFE, written in September, is a national three-day evaluation that assesses knowledge, professional judgment, ethics and the ability of CPA students to communicate. The UFE is an important component of the CPA qualification program, which includes prescribed education, practical experience and an exam.A St. Catharines resident, Mancini graduated with his bachelor of accounting in June and articles at Durward Jones Barkwell & Company in Niagara Falls. He also won the Outstanding Academic Achievement award, the Award of Excellence for the Bachelor of Accounting and the Business Dean’s Medal at June convocation for having the highest cumulative overall average in the Goodman School of business. Mancini is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.Mancini said he always knew he wanted to have a career in business or accounting.“People told me to start out in accounting and see if it worked out for me,” he said. “I took it in high school, really liked accounting and never looked back.”Ontario had 1,201 of the country’s 3,032 successful UFE writers and captured 20 of 54 National Honour roll spots. The University of Waterloo’s Nicholas Tsai captured the Canada gold medal as the top writer of the UFE in the country.“Congratulations to all of the successful Ontario candidates,” said Rod Barr, president and CEO of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. “Qualifying to become a CPA, CA is a very challenging process and the resulting career is rich in rewards and opportunities. I am confident that all of the students will make great contributions in their future careers and will uphold the high standards of the CPA, CA profession.”The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario’s nearly 37,000 CPAs and 6,000 CPA Students. The organization serves the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct.