Remember where you’ve been … using Google Maps

  By Chris Guld, We’re currently visiting the San Francisco Bay area and decided to call up our friends, Rusty and Tony who live in a beautiful houseboat in Sausalito. We were happy to learn they were home and available! When they asked if we needed directions, I said, “No, I have your place marked on Google Maps from... Read More

Live Stream your vacation with your Facebook Friends

By Chris Guld, Have you tried Facebook’s new Live Streaming feature yet? It is so incredibly easy! Instead of just posting a photo of your vacation day, you use your phone’s Facebook app and tap the button that reads “Live Streaming.” Instantly, you’re able to talk to your friends and they’ll see the beautiful mountain behind you and the... Read More

Charge your cell phone with a campfire

By Chuck Woodbury I suspect that headline grabbed you. It sounds ridiculous! But it’s true. It’s about a device called the Power Pot, which for gadget freaks like me is just about the coolest camping accessory to appear in a long time. The Power Pot uses hot water to generate power — essentially acting as a mini thermoelectric generator.... Read More

Choose your camera(s) carefully and make great memories

By Greg Illes There are literally thousands of different kinds of cameras, any of which can make digital snapshots to last a lifetime. But, depending on your skills and preferences, there are probably only a few that are just right for you. To help you think about your preferences and your choices, I’m going to share with you my personal... Read More