Michael Castaneda

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The Ultimate Arizona & Utah Road Trip Guide: 15 Days Of Scenic Byways, Canyons, Hiking And Exploring

Arizona and Utah are amongst my favourite places on Earth. The stunning natural beauty speaks for itself. Jaw-dropping canyons, snaking rivers, rusty …

Hiking

5 Epic Road Trips Across America

No mode of travel is more American than the road trip. It’s basically a national rite of passage. Dating back to Model T days, folks have been …

11 Essential Altered Tunings Every Guitarist Should Know

If you’re searching for fresh sounds and new ideas, one of the best things you can do is to play in an altered tuning—as so many adventurous, …

Guitar

This Is the Best Place to Live in Every State

What’s the best place to live in your state? It should be someplace that pairs strong economic and educational performance with affordability, and …

The security gadgets and apps you need to keep your information safe

Protect your information.<p>With new data breaches constantly making headlines, you know about the need to secure your online accounts. But hackers aren't the only threat to your personal information. Burglars could steal sensitive papers from your home, snoopers could raid your trash, and companies …

Information Systems

Top 10 National Parks to Visit During Spring

Spring Is in the Air<p>As the snow melts and schools no longer have delays, it becomes obvious that spring is right around the corner. It's a time of …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

Hiking Grand Tetons ‘a trip of a lifetime’

Beyond the crystal clear lakes, past the pastel blooms, up the rock-strewn trails and over the snow-blanketed hillsides lie the canyons and campsites …

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

7 Mind Expanding Podcasts You Must Tune Into

Podcasts are a great on-the-go auditory source of learning, perfect for those who dislike or struggle reading. Distilling bite-sized insights from …

10 Ways to Improve Your Guitar Tone for Free

What if there was something you could do for your tone that wouldn’t cost you a cent? Better still, what if there were 10 ways you could improve your …

28 Amazing iPhone Hidden iOS 11 Tips You Need to Know : IOS

If you’ve stuck with iOS through the years, you know that each new iteration brings a slew of incredible new features.<p>Apple’s iOS 11 has been rolling …

Older, higher more remote: uncovering the Peruvian landmark that's a rival to Macchu Pichu

This is the time when travel companies begin to talk up what they believe to be the hot destinations of the coming year. And the place that keeps recurring – certainly it’s top of the high-end specialist Red Savannah's trends list – is the pre-Inca citadel of Kuélap in Peru.<p>A rival to Macchu Pichu …

Couple's mortgage-free lifestyle includes a van conversion & garage as home (Video)

The popular stereotype of the van-dweller enjoying the "van life" is probably of someone of a younger vintage, who might choose to convert and live …

Small Spaces

Road Trip Diaries: 7 must-sees on the drive between Portland, Oregon, and Olympic National Park

“Lush” is the first word that comes to mind when you think of the Pacific Northwest. From the moss-draped bigleaf maples of Portland’s Forest Park to …

How to hike Machu Picchu: Everything you need to know

You may only hike Machu Picchu once in your life so you should try to plan for the best experience. Here is everything you need to know before hiking …

Music theory primer: understanding notes, intervals, scales and chords

<b>There can be little doubt that understanding how music works can help you to make better music; or, at the very least, make things easier when you’re</b> …

Electric Guitar

These Effortless Pasta Recipes Will Change How You Cook

For me, pasta is life. I grew up slurping down my moms varied noodle dishes, for what seemed like every night of the week. I clung to it's …

The Ectomorph Workout Program: Building Muscle for the 'Skinny Guy'

When it's game time, are you usually the last one picked? Are you often referred to as the "skinny guy?" Can you eat massive amounts of food and …

The Ultimate Guide to Your Cycling Muscles

Learn about the muscles that power your pedal stroke, and how to make the most of them

Workouts

The ultimate retirement-distribution strategy is here

With several years of retirement under my belt, I'm more confident than ever about the truth of something I wrote some time ago: The ultimate …

Get the Guitar Sound You Want: Cheat Sheet for Delay and Reverb Effects

Image via ShutterstockDelay and reverb are often regarded as some of the most important effects for a guitarist both onstage and in the studio. …

Music Production

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

The best long-distance cycle routes

North Sea

How to Keep Bad Advice From Draining Your Retirement Savings

Trusting your IRA rollover to an adviser peddling misleading or just plain awful recommendations can leave you with shattered dreams. Learn how to …