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How to Become an Early Riser and the Benefits of Early Rising | The Art of Manliness

<i>Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Benjamin Franklin</i><p>As a boy, waking up early was something I associated with …

Travelling the world in a camper van

You don’t have to be a hippy to hit the road in a camper – there are few better ways to see the world, and here's how to get started<p>While exploring …

Top 12 Gadgets for Fun and Functional Full-Time RVing

<b>Everyone loves gadgets.</b><p>They make our lives easier and more enjoyable.<p><b>Full-time RVing has its own set of issues for which a gadget is the perfect</b> …

8 More Easy Tips for the RV Lifestyle

Practical ideas to make your travel lifestyle more comfortable don't require a lot of money. Many of these ideas are borrowed from others, some are a …

How Do I Pitch a Great Campsite?

<i>A:</i><p>Sarah McCloskey just finished what most of us can only dream of doing—a 7,000-mile road trip in a 1987 Vanagon Syncro.<p>Traveling with her husband, her 5-year-old daughter, and the family dog, McCloskey spent eight months on the road. By the end of that time, she knew how to pick the perfect …

Camping

The 50 Best US Tourist Attractions You've Never Heard Of

Everyone has heard of the Empire State Building in New York, but do you know about Upstate New York's Letchworth State Park, unofficially dubbed the Grand Canyon of the East? How about the Lost Sea in Tennessee, which is the country's largest underground lake?<p>We've put together a list of the …

National Parks

3 Surefire Ways to Increase the Reach of Your Blog Posts

Are you looking to get more people reading your blog posts? Wondering how to supercharge their reach and get a consistent flow of new subscribers? In this article I'll outline three great ways you can increase traffic to your blog and get more eyeballs reading your content.<p><b>1. Promote your post</b> …

Marketing

Some of our favorite items for Truck Camper camping

A few weeks ago, while camping at Lake Mohave, I was looking around camp and noticed all the items we’ve thoughtfully accumulated over the last …

Ten Most Breathtaking Boondock RV Spots

Here are some photos and GPS coordinates some of my favorite boondock RV spots I have been fortunate to find since I got my Roadtrek six years ago, …

Ten Great Tips for Photographing Your Roadtrek

If you’re like me, you love your Roadtrek. It’s your baby. And, much like a new baby, you want to show it off. And what better way to show it off …

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

RVs

5 Tips For Developing Compelling Content

A common excuse for not blogging is "I have nothing to blog about." However, if you run a business and cater to a customer base you do have something to talk about! It might take a bit of creativity and thinking outside of the box, but the content is there. Here are five tips to get your creative …

Small Business

Solar Charged Stereo Cooler

Introduction: Solar Charged Stereo Cooler<p>Third Prize in the<br>Green Design Contest<p>View Contest<p>Runner Up in the<br>Green Electronics Challenge<p>View …

Arduino

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Western Australia

How to Plan the Perfect Road Trip

It's that time of the year again: time to pack your friends or family in the car and hit the open road. Planning your perfect road trip can be an …

U.S. Department of Energy

The Adventure Mobile - Our DIY Sprinter Camper Van Bicycle Hauler

This post covers the DIY buildout I did for our 2013 Mercedes Sprinter to turn it into a bike-hauling adventure mobile. The goal was simple: <b>create a</b> …

RVs

Living in a Small RV: Electricity

This is a continuation of the Living in a Small RV series. It will be a bit boring for anyone who isn't interested in solar power, but I wanted to …

Can I Afford to Live Full Time in an Airstream?

“What’s your favorite place?” is the number one question I get asked on my travels. “But how much does it cost?” is usually the next one. Up until …

RVs

Stay Connected on the Road – Phone Internet Free Wi-Fi

Staying connected on the road is one of the biggest campfire discussions (right after the always fun black tank conversations) and it can be a total …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

Working on the Road & Full Time RVing – Mobile Income Sources: Jobs, Careers and Workamping

Many people have dreams of long term travel, something that is more than the typical 1-2 week vacation a couple times a year (or every couple of …

Clever Camping Cookware Designs

Auto designers and Milan-friendly furniture folks are the rockstars of industrial design, but designers who work on camping cookware deserve more …

Furniture

What Are the Best Growlers for the Outdoors?

<i>A:</i><p>Craft beer and outdoor pursuits complement each other perfectly. But just as we battle the elements to summit a mountain, we also battle the elements to keep good beer cold when we take it outside.<p>So while sun and warm weather are great reasons to crack open a cold one, they’re also a great …

Beer

Motorhome Remodel

<b>Part 1</b><p>Hello everyone. My husband, Mike and I love to remodel. He has been pestering me about tearing my kitchen in our house apart. I said no since …

10 RV Pet Tips for Your Next Camping Trip

Our pets have a way of becoming some of our closest companions and they go everywhere with us, even in our RV’s. Having pets presents a unique …

Pet Etiquette Tips for RV'ing at Campgrounds and RV Parks

Perhaps you’ve seen my German Shepherd, Wyatt, at your favorite campground. He’s the handsome, pointy-eared fella who greets everyone with high …

Pets

Five Tips for Working from a RV and Keeping a Mobile Office

Technology is a blessing and a curse for modern RVers.<p>We have the tools we need to stay connected wherever our RV takes us, but the ability for many …