Jerry

@Travelingtuna | I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

Li'l electric bike pump pops into a pocket

When a cyclist has to change a high-pressure tire at the side of the road, pumping it back up using a compact hand pump can be quite the hassle. …

Electric Bikes

A snowy #FirstDayOfFall in Mammoth Hot Springs. #fallequinox

When I bought my first teardrop 2 1/2 years ago I thought I was just buying a means to travel. What I didn't realize is that I was buying a new lifestyle, a new view on the world, and a community of unexpected new friends. And that, to me, is the number one selling point for tiny living. Can't wait to see all my trailer friends next month at the Texas Tiny Trailer Rally!

On the Road With the Casualties of the Great Recession

As far as human inventions go, retirement is shockingly recent, and proving fragile. A fringe idea until the 20th century — and one that outraged many — it took tenuous hold in the United States in the 1930s, during the Great Depression. Today, only 17 percent of Americans imagine they will be able …

Great Recession

The Death of a 12-Year-Old Boy Is a Tragic Reminder to Always Clean Your Cuts

A family in New York is hoping to raise awareness of sepsis after the death of their 12-year-old son. Rory Staunton was in middle school gym class …

Medicine

The most scenic train routes in the U.S.

Keep the romance of riding the rails alive<p>Although train travel is often cheaper than flying, it’s certainly a leisurely and scenic way of getting from point A to point to point B—if you have the luxury of time, of course. Below are eight scenic train routes across the United States—some on …

Trains

Best autumn hikes in Banff National Park | Canadian Rockies Hiking Blog

<i>Shirtsleeve weather on the Castle Lookout trail in late October</i><p>Don’t write off the hiking season when the larch needles fall or the first snow dusts …

National Parks

For sale: This 1937 Yellowstone tour bus is the ultimate party cruiser

Here's one to really impress your friends and family: RM Sotheby's will auction a functioning 1937 open-air tour bus complete with an updated powertrain, removable canvas roof, five doors and a tailgate that was originally made to ferry tourists around the scenic byways of Yellowstone National …

Travel

3 big problems with Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch has come a long way from the first model. With each update, Apple adds important missing ingredients, like GPS, a faster processor, cellular and an altimeter.<p>So has Apple Watch finally reached its true potential? Cupertino certainly thinks so. Apple COO Jeff Williams described …

Smartwatches

How fitting that on the eve of the autumnal equinox, Yosemite National Park received its first snow of the season! The tops of the valley walls got a little dusting while several inches of snow fell in Tuolumne Meadows. The Glacier Point Road is temporarily closed for plowing. The Tioga Road has reopened. Please call 209-372-0200 (press 1 then 1) for current road conditions in the park. - #Yosemite #NationalPark #YosemiteNationalPark #TunnelView #Snow #AutumnalEquinox #Fall

Been gone a week...or three...but we're back and feeling fine! - The last dog days of summer have passed us by. We've let 'em flash past in the best way we know how...unplugged, down some dirt roads, no worries, just--warmth. We might have wasted a few days out there trying to figure out what we're doing with our lives. Update: we still have no idea. - Yesterday, we set the self timer for this photo. We'd camped on this pullout overlooking a Nevada playa and felt as though a commemoration was in order. You see, we come to the Great Basin every year when the cold weather hits, for the dry air and the silence. All dressed up and 50 miles away from any semblance of a town, we bid goodbye to summer and hello to fall. We're gonna squeeze out every ounce of sunshine we can. #orangeisoptimism #vanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #fallishere

RV Campground Review – Shore Hills Campground, Boothbay, ME

A cozy private park with some great riverfront sites just a few miles from downtown Boothbay Harbor in Maine.<p>Link to park here: Shore Hills …

Asia Travel

Expedition Portal Classifieds: Hemi XV-JP

Imagine for a moment that you have just won the lottery. Hundreds of millions of dollars are now in your bank account, and the world of exotic …

iOS 11's Control Center buttons don't fully turn off Bluetooth or WiFi

If you've updated to Apple's new iOS 11, you might have played around with the new Control Center. You also might think that toggling Bluetooth and WiFi "off" in the Center might actually, you know, turn them off. Turns out, you'd be wrong. As noted over at <i>Motherboard</i>, hitting these buttons really …

Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8 lack a feature the Galaxy S8 rocks

Apple presents the iPhone X as the "smartphone of the future."<p>But at least in one key area, its new phones fall short of Android phones that have already been out for months.<p>The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X lack the ability to tap into a superfast wireless network technology called Gigabit …

LG V30

Testing the Apple Watch Series 3

To really understand why the Apple Watch Series 3 matters, you have to recall a bit of recent tech history: the announcement of the first Apple Watch in 2014 was a very big deal. For the first time, a leading technology company was plunging headfirst into the smartwatch space. While reviews of the …

Smartwatches

Photos: Pristine Sierra camp spot you've probably never heard of

If you travel to Tahoe or Yosemite for your camping or backpacking, the Sierra can sometimes seem as crowded as the Bay Area during commute hours. You can trek into Desolation Wilderness and come to lakes where a campsite is as tough to find as bare ground at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.<p>But …

Adventure Travel

How to Visit Yosemite, From a Guy Who’s Done It 100 Times

There’s a way to arrive at Yosemite Valley, the well-trafficked area of Yosemite National Park that houses its most picturesque cliffs and …

National Parks

The Best Podcast Search Engine

Finding a podcast is easy; finding relevant episodes is harder. If you want to find, say, all of Paul F. Tompkins’s guest appearances, or podcast …

Podcasting

The 5 best hidden features from the latest iPhone update

Apple's latest iPhone software update — iOS 11 — is finally here, and with it, a ton of new features and tricks. Here are some of the best ones.

iOS

iOS 11's Control Center doesn't let you turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

The Control Center toggles don’t do what users may think they do<p>Apple’s new Control Center in iOS 11 is a lot more fully featured, with a customizable layout and a number of new added controls accessible with Force Touch. One aspect of it that may have, at least at first, appeared like a big plus …

iOS

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

iOS

The True Costs of Owning and Using an Electric Bike

This guide is meant to provide a comprehensive overview of the short and long term costs associated with electric bike purchase, use and ownership. …

Electric Bikes

A California Redwoods Hike Near Santa Cruz, Ideal for Kids

What luck to find the perfect <b>redwoods hike</b> near Santa Cruz, CA for the whole family… especially after the madness that occurred in our first two days …

Road Trips

watchOS 4 update for Apple Watch is now available, here’s everything new

watchOS 4 is out today as a free update for all Apple Watch models. The latest version brings three new watch faces including Toy Story and Siri, new versions of Music and the Heart Rate app, enhancements to the Activity and Workout apps including High Intensity Interval Training, and much more.<p>The …

Smartwatches

Life Lessons from the World's Most Extreme Cyclists

Early one August morning in 2013, I joined a small group of cyclists gathered on London Bridge. I could feel the nervous energy as we did a final gear check and said goodbye to family and friends. As the second hand on Big Ben ticked out the final minute, 31 racers lined up at the starting line. At …

Cycling

8 Mountain trails in the US you need to experience in your lifetime

Enjoy breathtaking vistas and beautiful vegetation on any of these hikes, found across the country.<p>If you’re planning a vacation and are looking to …

Adventure Travel

Fold-away bed enlarges this well-crafted van conversion (Video)

Van conversions are intriguing studies in small-space design. But even with the most careful of configurations, one often finds that the bed is the …

Lofts

9 spots not to miss on your next trip to Oregon

Photo: Ralph Arvesen<p>Home to hundreds of state parks and over a dozen national forests, the diverse geographic state of Oregon, has everything I would …

Oregon

Is the Chevy Colorado Enough Truck?

Since we bought Artemis the Airstream one and half years ago, the truck we use for towing, a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, has been mostly an afterthought, a conveyance for our rolling home. Yet we receive as many inquiries about the pickup as any other single road-life topic.<p>“How do you like the …

Trucks