Travel Tech Showdown: @JohnnyVagabond v. @DrivingInertia

Travel Tech Showdown: @JohnnyVagabond v. @DrivingInertia

Lisa and I love the site, JohnnyVagabond.com, but Wes and I have very different takes on travel tech. His setup would cost over $4,000 to replicate (he was fortunate enough to win a photography contest to help pay for it). Want to spend less? Keep reading: …

Our collective photo-assisted memories

Our collective photo-assisted memories

Upon hearing of our impending move to the Ithaca area, one of our college buddies shared a story from the New York Times about the decline of the college bar scene in places like Ithaca. According to the author, students aren’t drinking less, they’re just …

The Best Travel Laptop Computer? Depends How You Roll.

The Best Travel Laptop Computer? Depends How You Roll.

**This post is out-of-date! Click to The Best Travel Laptop, Tablet, and Convertible, Holiday 2013 Edition.** For a while, I’ve been a cheerleader of the netbook as a travel computer. I like them because they’re small and relatively cheap and can be encrypted to protect …

Will There Be iPads?

Will There Be iPads?

It’s been a common question, “Do you guys have iPads?”  iPads?  Seriously?  Nope. Firstly, blogging is a bit like work.  You need a keyboard; you need the productivity.  We don’t need coffee-table computers.  And tweaking PHP code and CSS on a touchscreen?  No way.  Laptops. …

Road Trip Gear — Want We’ll Take With Us To Car-Camp In Luxury

Road Trip Gear — Want We’ll Take With Us To Car-Camp In Luxury

Living out of a van will be tricky, even with us planning to visit nearly everybody we know.  Between visits, we’ll be car-camping and exploring less-populous locales searching for travel nirvana.  Fun favors the prepared, and here is what’s going to keep us fed, warm, …