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Rugged and Powerful Solar Chargers for Smartphones and Other Portables

Portable solar chargers provide a great way to assure that your electronic devices, including iPhones, smartphones, cameras, LED headlamps and …

Renewable Energy

Here Are The Top 27 Places In The U.S. That Foreigners Are Craziest About Visiting.

What most of us living in the U.S. don’t know is that this country is actually a great place to travel around. It offers all sorts of stunning …

Zion National Park

RV consumers aren't who you think they are

When James and Stef Adinaro first looked into purchasing an RV in 2010, they were hesitant. At 42 and 39, they felt they were too young to purchase a …

Automotive Industry

Italy train travel: top 15 client questions

When I create a custom Italy itinerary for a new client, one of the most important parts of the initial discussion revolves around logistics, and the …

Europe Travel

How To Best Plan Your Train Travel In Spain

You are probably considering traveling in Spain with the train. But you still have many questions and are unsure on whether this is the option that …

Europe Travel

Ten Mind-Blowing Spring Break Stretches of Oregon Coast

Ten Mind-Blowing Spring Break Stretches of Oregon Coast

Published 03/19/2015

(Oregon Coast) – You may want something a little more from this next …

Oregon Coast

Amazing Pictures on Twitter

Forest road through Ecola State Park in #Oregon. Photo by Michael Matti pic.twitter.com/g5HEUXoz8D

Weird Travel News: Oregon Coast Beaches That Make Odd Noises, Video

Weird Travel News: Oregon Coast Beaches That Make Odd Noises, Video

Published 03/27/2015

(Oregon Coast) – One of the more mysterious delights of the …

How I Live After My Body Turned On Me

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 24. Now every day is a battle with myself.

I received the diagnosis in a letter, hidden in a long, dry paragraph detailing the results of countless blood tests. “From the above labs, your exam and history,” my doctor wrote, “I would diagnosis …

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Earliest opening in 20 years for Yosemite's Glacier Point Road

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park, which provides access to the popular Glacier Point overlook, opened Saturday (yes, today) -- the earliest date in 20 years.

Winter snow usually closes the Yosemite National Park road until May, but this year the road and visitor services at the view …

National Parks

Modular Buddy Box furniture makes your van all kinds of recreational vehicles

In recent years, we've seen many modular camper conversions and camper-in-a-box kits. The hardware can transform an average, everyday vehicle into an …

Furniture

Yosemite and the First National Park

On March 27, 1851, a gold miner named James Savage, led a group of militia into the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains of central California in search of Tenaya, chief of the Ahwahneeche people. The tribes people had burned Savage's trading post, so in revenge, Savage formed the Mariposa Battalion and …

U.S. Travel

Forillon National Park

Location: Quebec

Date Established: 1970

Size: 59,305 acres

Depending on your perspective, Forillon marks either the beginning or the end of the Canadian portion of the International Appalachian Trail. Much of the park is pure mountain wilderness, with remarkable hiking trails that skirt seaside cliff …

Hiking

12 best American road trips

Whether you’re retired, wishing for a vacation, or just adventurous, you probably love a good road trip. Here are 12 of the best the U.S. has to offer.

Views of the water

Breathtaking mountains

Amazing natural features

Beautiful, especially seasonal, foliage

Historic houses and buildings

Fun to drive

U.S. Travel

Snowbirding Smackdown: Southwest Vs. Southeast

Now that spring is upon us and we have officially survived our third winter of full-time RVing, we thought it might be time for a little good natured …

Outdoors

CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels

Solar panels are becoming increasingly affordable, but many people still face barriers to harnessing the power of the sun for their own homes. For example, they might live in an apartment or in a house where the roof is angled or structured improperly for solar panel installation.

A new Boston-based …

Renewable Energy

User fee hikes have Albertans paying more for everything from traffic tickets to camping

The province is reaching deep into the pocketbooks of Albertans as user fees and fines are hiked in this year’s provincial budget.

Fees and fines are …

Outdoors

Alaskan Camper 6.5 - Hard Side, Pop-Up for Short Bed Trucks

TCM EXCLUSIVE: 2015 Alaskan 6.5

DetailsMarch 27, 2015- By Gordon White

Alaskan Campers announces its first new floor plan in six years; a hard side …

Parks Canada adds no-hassle camping units across country to meet demand

Parks Canada is almost doubling the number of its new oTENTik camping structures in national parks and other locations across the country.

An oTENTik …

Outdoors

Kampgrounds of America Inc. - 2015 North American Camping Report

Now in its 51st year, the 2013 KOA Directory includes detailed descriptions of campgrounds, along with maps and directions that tell you all you need …

Camping

New Research Shows We May Be Looking at Alzheimer's All Wrong

(Bloomberg) -- Just days after Biogen Inc. revealed promising early data from an experimental Alzheimer’s treatment, new research from the Mayo …

The Brain

Grand Canyon’s Desert View Drive: your gateway to the stunning South Rim

We know you love the Grand Canyon. Seriously, you Roadtrippers users have that big ol’ hole in the ground saved to thousands of trip itineraries and …

Grand Canyon

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

North America Travel

Discount Camping Club and RV Resort Membership Basics

Discount camping clubs are everywhere and they often seem like a good deal. After all, who doesn’t want to save money on RV vacations?

Do you like …

Outdoors

RV Astronomy – Take Your Telescope and See the Stars

Since I got back on the road this spring, I have a new addition to my gear, a telescope. I wasn’t looking for one, it just happened. My brother had …

Astronomy

Great European rail journeys: Your carriage awaits

Rail expert Mark Smith, founder of The Man in Seat 61 website, shares his top tips for travelling by train in Europe.

I'd just finished a tasty ham omelette in the restaurant car and was nursing a second glass of equally delicious Croatian red wine, when the Zagreb-Vienna EuroCity train burst out of …

Europe

Work From Anywhere But Home: Startups Emerge To Turn You Into A Globetrotting Digital Nomad

As digital workers freelance from around the world, startups are popping up to offer them housing, advice, and a place to log on.

While he was a university student in the Netherlands in 2009, Pieter Levels started an electronic music channel on YouTube that he says became popular enough to pay the …

Startups

Winter 2015 Boondocking Location Round-Up

Home Nomadic Lifestyle Boondocking Winter 2015 Boondocking Location Round-Up

When we were first approaching our very first winter season in the desert …

Italian physicist's book on Einstein's relativity theory becomes surprise hit

A book explaining Einstein’s theory of general relativity seems an unlikely contender for a bestseller. But in Italy, Sette Brevi Lezioni di Fisica (Seven Brief Lessons in Physics), written by a physicist who spends most of his time grappling with the unsolved problem of quantum gravity, took many …

Albert Einstein

Haunting Beauty: Visit the Ghost Town of Bodie, California

Bodie is preserved in a state of "arrested decay" -- meaning everything stays just as it was when the abandoned town was acquired by the state parks department in 1962.

No one comes to Bodie, California, for the gold anymore.

That kind of traffic peaked in the late-19th century, after a mine cave-in …

California