Rob Novotny

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Glampervan multi-use camper van doubles as a mobile office and observation deck

The Promaster MUV appears to be heavily influenced by the digital nomad lifestyle, helping owners untether from the 9-to-5 grind to take to the road …

RVs

Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode.<p>What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based …

Lithium

10 Best RV Gadgets You Should Equip in 2018

An RV camper has limited space. You cannot stuff it with something unnecessary. Sometimes, you may have to throw out some of your favorite …

Gear & Gadgets

Office on wheels: RV-based workers telecommute from anywhere

For many Americans, summer is the time to hit the road in an RV, taking time off work to see the country from the relative comfort of a home on wheels.<p>But for some free-spirited adventurers, summer never has to end as the RV becomes a mobile office, taking advantage of the growing ubiquity of …

RVs

The 10 Best Campsites near San Francisco

Between the sunny weather, sweeping coastal views, and distinguished national monuments, finding a perfect camping location in the San Francisco Bay …

Stephen Hawking's final Reddit post was an ominous warning about the future of humanity and capitalism

Stephen Hawking was a world-class physicist — but he was also much more.<p>The Cambridge professor was also a legendary science communicator, and was outspoken on a range of social and political issues — from artificial intelligence (AI) to climate change. And following the news of his death at age 76 …

Singularity

Want to Build Out Your Van in 1 Hour? Try a Conversion Kit | Adventure Sports Network

For those of us without the time, or skill, to build out a van, an outfitter specializing in conversion could be the perfect solution.<p><i>Photos by Erin</i> …

The NRA’s big dilemma

Florida Gov. Rick Scott made perhaps the most significant statement in years Friday when it comes to Republicans and gun control, calling on his state legislature to ban the sale of semiautomatic guns to anyone under 21 years of age. Suddenly, a proposal President Trump and a couple of GOP senators …

Guns

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

The Best Camping Stoves of 2018

<b>Updated February 2018</b><br>Gearing up for Spring camping trips and Summer cookouts, we updated our camping stove review to guide you to your ideal cooking …

Self-inflating camping trailer sets up in just 90 seconds

No poles needed<p>In the camper world, anything you can do to make the outdoors a bit easier can go a long way. For those that hate the hassle of tent poles and rain covers, look no further than the Air Opus: a trailer system that includes a pop-out tent that inflates in 90 seconds.<p>We’ve seen …

15 GREAT PHONE APPS FOR WALKERS AND HIKERS

The fast-growing world of apps offers a host of useful aids for walkers and hikers. We do love maps. They are wonderful, tactile items. Like a …

12 Best Day Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is a 2,600-mile contiguous hiking trail that stretches from the border of California and Mexico to the …

MAN shows globetrotting and modular 4x4 camper van concepts

MAN certainly isn't a complete foreigner to the world of motorhomes. The company points out that it showed its first "weekend car" nearly a century …

20 Game-Changing Places to Live

Sacramento, CA: The Heartland Embraces Its Roots<p>It used to be that come Friday night, this cow town practically emptied out—its county and state …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Businessman drops everything to embark on travelling US in a VW camper van

A businessman with a penchant for Volkswagen vans chose to drop everything and go travelling across North America when he felt he needed a break from …

Campervans

New Data Reveals it's Time to Change Your Headline Strategy

Every day, people work really hard to create quality content, but then they shoot themselves in the foot by slapping on some crappy headline onto …

Infographics

8 Daily Rituals That Dramatically Improve Your Prospects of Becoming Rich

Working daily to becoming healthier and smarter leads to success by every measure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obtaining wealth and success is a journey. We can look at those who have made it and tell ourselves that they were born special or have been incredibly …

Self-improvement

Top 5 Instagram Automation Tools For Marketers

With roughly 800 million active users, Instagram is one of the main players in the social media ecosystem. Generation Z now uses the platform as one of their primary sources of interaction.<p>But, as digital marketers have come to learn, Instagram is far more valuable than an amusing consumer product. …

Marketing

Don't Be Dumb Money: How To Invest In ICOs And Blockchain Startups

Early-stage startup investing hasn’t changed. Investment approach and what active angels and venture capitalists look for in startups haven’t changed, so why should it change for cryptocurrency investors? I probably sound like a retired John Wooden or Obi-Wan Kenobi to some young millennial crypto …

Cryptocurrency

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You're Really Not Feeling It

When your business is small and your challenges are big, success depends on your willingness to keep putting one foot in front of the other.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Can you imagine Elon Musk ever waking up on a Monday morning only to press the snooze button …

Entrepreneurship

Modular kits let you DIY your own camper van

A cheaper entry into #VanLife<p>The recent popularity of adventure vans has inspired veteran RV companies to dive into the world of Class B vans and campers. But it’s also given rise to a new, DIY phenomenon that has more people than ever building and renovating their own vans.<p>Some people want to …

Cool New Products from Overland Expo East – Expedition Portal

Airstream Just Debuted Their New Travel Trailer and We're Obsessed

The new 27-foot Globetrotter from Airstream is the stuff of #vanlife dreams.<p>Maintaining the signature "silver bullet" aluminum body we've come to …

#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement

What began as an attempt at a simpler life quickly became a life-style brand.<p>Emily King and Corey Smith had been dating for five months when they took a trip to Central America, in February, 2012. At a surf resort in Nicaragua, Smith helped a lanky American named Foster Huntington repair the dings …

5 cool campers you'll wish you could buy in the U.S.

Why does Europe have all the best motorhomes?<p>Sales of campers and RVs are booming in Europe, with the latest figures showing that 2016 had the highest sales of leisure vehicles in seven years. In the U.S., the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association predicts that shipments of RVs are expected to …

RVs

Shoal Tent

Even if you've camped out under the stars hundreds of times, chances are you haven't taken your tent out onto the water overnight. The Shoal Tent …

Mattresses

10 great places to enjoy #vanlife

Six years ago, Foster Huntington gave up his corporate job in New York to live in a van. His Instagram posts tagged #vanlife attracted more than one million followers and helped start a movement of like-minded wanderers. He offers tips for joining the crusade in his new book <i>Van Life: Your Home on</i> …

National Parks

5 Reasons Why Fall is a Fantastic Time to Visit Montana

Pack a jacket, pull on a pair of hiking boots, and prepare to fall in love with fall in Montana. Fewer travelers visit the state this time of year, making autumn under the big sky a bit of a best kept secret. Whether you’re seeking solitude or an action-packed getaway, here are five reasons why …

Planning a fall road trip? Here are 6 of the most scenic roads in the US

Fall is the time for an impromptu road trip – the weather is perfect, the tourists are gone, and the roads are clear. Here are 7 scenic U.S. routes …

Roads