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Tips, Tech & Gear

Review: ATIKA Women’s Maya Trail Outdoor Water Shoes Sport Sandals

July 1, 2019 |

Last year, I was on the hunt for hiking / water sandals. The following brands always emerged: (affiliate link) Chaco Z Cloud 2 Sandal; (affiliate link) KEEN Newport Hydro-W Sandal and (affiliate link) Teva Terra Fi 5 Sport (which range from $70 – $110+). Save your money when shopping for sandals! Check out (affiliate link) Atikas which are under $35. I purchased my Atikas back in November 2018 for only $26.98. Read More

Playing Plotagrapher

January 30, 2018 |

Plotagraph is new photography tool that can take any still image and animate it into a beautiful looping GIF or video file. As easy as tapping and dragging and masking, editing photographs has become another level of fun. Check out some experiments so far. Read More

Bladders vs Bottles for Staying Hydrated on the Hiking Trail

June 24, 2016 |

With 24 hikes under my belt this year, it was only on my most recent 24th hike that I had a Camelbak instead of a backpack full of water bottles. As you’re on the trail with other experienced hikers you notice how hydrated they stay and they don’t seem to be stopping to fiddle with their backpack to grab those water bottles. Read More

App Review: Boom 2 – Mac Volume Booster

February 3, 2015 |

In efforts of packing smart and traveling light with the Carry-On Only Movement (i.e. Western Caribbean and South Africa), I opted to leave my JBL Flip 2 wireless, portable speakers at home. If you’re a Macbook owner, you know how disappointing the speakers are. There just isn’t that oomph to enjoy iTunes and movies on the Mac. No longer! Boom 2 was well worth – $14.99. Read More

Carry-On Only Packing List for South Africa and Victoria Falls

May 5, 2014 |

Another “Trip of a Lifetime” to see The Big 5 at Kruger National Park, South Africa with a quick detour to see Victoria Falls. We’re so excited!!! We planned 20 Days in Kruger National Park back in September 2013. We still have to get our last series of Twinrix (travel immunization shots for HepA/B) for the trip.

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Carry-On Only Packing List for a 7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise

March 5, 2014 | 2

“Happy Birthday!” says Bill, “You’re going on a cruise for your birthday.” It’s only my 2nd cruise ever and I’m so excited to experience what the Western Caribbean has to offer. Carnival Conquest cruise ports: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan and Grand Cayman. We depart from Miami, Florida. I just purchased my Eagle Creek DigiHauler and want to put myself to the challenge of traveling light.

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What Helps Clean our RV? Answer: Dyson DC35

November 8, 2013 | 1

I purchased the (affiliate link) Dyson Digital Slim™ DC35 back in Hawaii knowing it’d be a practical purchase for RVing. When I purchased it at Costco, they had it on sale with the added bonus of extra accessories for all types of cleaning jobs. Although a full charge lasts about 6-15 minutes, how long does one need for a 29-foot motorhome? Read More

Hanging Dryer with Personality – IKEA’s Pressa Hanging Dryer

November 6, 2013 | 1

It’s an octopus… no… it’s a hanging clothes line! The (affiliate link) Ikea Pressa comes in 3 colors; has 16 clothes clips; and, will hang perfectly in our RV shower for those delicate or hand wash only fabrics not good for dryers.

(Featured Photo by: Ikea)

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