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Tag Archives: life on the road

More People are Booking Flights Online

In a news story from The News Tribute, more and more people are booking flights online than ever before as new confidence soars with Internet usage and credit card security. When Mark Guerette and his information technology crew at Alaska Airlines saw the first online reservations trickle in over their servers 10 years ago today, […]

Finding Wireless Internet Connections

Let’s start off this post by saying that I am not a hacker, nor do I endorse any hacking, intrusion, or illegal activity involved in getting online via wireless Internet access points. BUT as we travel, we are always on the hunt for any WIFI Internet connection we can find and we thank and bless […]

Pringles Can Creations: Macro Lens and WIFI Antennas

Photocritic’s Extreme Macro Photography on a budget explains how to create a “budget” macro lens for closeup photography. If you are into gadgets and do-it-yourself, this is a simple and fun project. Pringles cans are also being used to make WIFI antennas to extend the range of your computer to pick up wireless Internet connections […]

Worldwide Electricity Guide and Adapter Recommendations

Having traveled all over the world lugging around computer equipment and electronics, I am always desperate to find the right connection for the right country and plugs. To help you find the right plug for the right country and right electricity, Kropla’s Electric Power Around the World Guide helps connect the plugs for you. Remember […]

Layover in Tulsa

My father and I have made it to Tulsa, Oklahoma, home of my in-laws, for a brief layover. With a day and a half spent with my father’s aunt and uncle near Palm Springs, California, a day with his step daughter in Phoenix, and a lot of driving, we’ve covered several thousand miles from Seattle […]

Study on the Road With Academic Podcasts

I need to look more into this, but I thought I’d give you a first glimpse. Productivity Strategy Blogs’s List of Academic Podcasts is an amazing list of various universities and colleges which offer their lectures via podcasts. I discovered early on that an iPod or MP3 player full of good audiobooks went a long […]

Article About Us – Accessibility Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

Eyes Apart: Living with strabismus, a blog by Lois, who suffers with Strabismus which causes one or both eyes to not point in the same direction at the same time. She has written a lovely article about this site, Taking Your Camera on the Road, highlighting the fact that producing a website that meets web […]

Fixing RV Water Damage

Water damage from moisture inside and leaks outside can do amazing damage on an RV, especially an older one. Phrannie’s Handling Moisture in RVs article is a great indepth, step-by-step description of what to look for in every part and piece of your trailer, motor home, or van to stop the drips, leaks, rot, mold, […]

Weather Bonk – Weather With Google Maps

Incorporating Google Maps with weather reporting, Weather Bonk offers another way of weather watching. Weather Bonk lets you view real time weather information on a map. This can provide some very interesting information, particularly in areas with microclimates, such as San Francisco. For example, summer in San Francisco can be particularly cold and foggy, and […]

Airline Safety Announcements – A Funny

I’ve had three people send me this, so I thought that since it was going around, it would be fun to post for everyone, and maybe people will stop forwarding it to me. ;-) All too rarely, airline attendants make an effort to make the in flight “safety lecture” and announcements a bit more entertaining. […]

RV Leak Detector

One of the burdens and hassles of living in an RV is the issue of water. Water inside and water outside, and preventing water outside from coming inside. RVers Corner shows off a device for testing leaks from the inside out. They use a new machine that pressurizes the inside of the RV and fills […]

Inspecting Your New RV Before Buying

RVers Online has a great article on “So You Want to Pick It Up At The Factory” by Bob Gummersall. I think it should be the core policy for buying or picking up your new or used RV, be it trailer, motor home, or van, before you put down the money. After all, you will […]

Remedy for Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Insect Bites and Stings

Instructables offers Remedy for Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Insect Bites and Stings, a quick solution of vinegar, dishwashing soap, and water. I personally prefer ammonia that has been only lightly watered down, or straight, just dabbed on the mosquito and other insect bites. Do you have a fast, homemade recipe for dealing with poison plants […]

New Passenger Security Technology Make Revolutionize Passenger Security Screens

A new technology from an Irish company may revolutionize aircraft passenger screenings and permit passengers to be scanned from 50 meters or so away. Metal detectors currently used for screening aircraft passengers could soon be supplanted by novel millimetre-wave cameras, able to detect even non-metallic concealed objects. The new system, named after a Brazilian bat, […]

Changes and Evolution in the Online Travel Industry

In Rohit Bhargava ‘s Blog , Influentail Interactive, on the post “The Future of the Online Travel Industry”, he brings up some important points about how the online travel industry has developed and is being challenged by chanes in the in the industry and how people shop for travel. the opportunity for any of the […]