Gift Guide 2014

Every year we review dozens of products and we accumulate the best here for our annual gift guide. Pick from gifts for the Adventurer, the Traveler, the Gadget Lover or the Photographer.  We’ve got some great selections for all of them.  Pick a selection and start browsing. 2014 Gift...

Grand Velas Riviera Maya – all-inclusive, all fantastic Nov21

Grand Velas Riviera ...

In all our travels, we’d never done the “all-inclusive” resort scene before.  That changed with our latest trip to Mexico.  We spent five luxurious days at Grand Velas Riviera Maya and couldn’t have been more impressed. Grand Velas Riviera Maya Something tells you that you are in for a treat...

The beautiful animals of Xcaret Nov21

The beautiful animal...

Playa del Carmen is a popular vacation destination on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico with a number of cruise ships stopping here each year. Ferries also make routine crossings from here to Cozumel. One of the most popular tourist attractions just south of town is Xcaret, an...

MagicJackGO lets you...

Free phone calls are always good – especially if you are nearing the limit of your phone minutes. Even better are free phone calls from international destinations back to the U.S. or Canada. MagicJack has grown over the years and now can even be used without a computer. Introducing…...

Life is better with ...

Can we keep a secret here?  It’s a bit of a love affair. You know, the kind your wife just wouldn’t understand. It actually started two years ago when I first laid hands on this sweet little orange cutie called Yoga. It started in Vegas (doesn’t everything) when we met at CES. It was quite a...

Tani Loft Thermal Se...

The winter weather forecast for 2014/2015 looks like it could be another big chill. Polar vortex or not, it’s best to be bundled up when you venture forth. “But not those scratchy long-johns” you whine. Not if you’re wearing the latest, maybe the most upscale set of thermals available this...

Hensall Jacket looks...

With all these polar vortex’s and freezing temperatures, I got my hands on a Craghoppers Hensall Jacket just in time.  The wind has been whipping around outside and an extra layer feels real nice when I make my daily run out to the barn. Craghoppers Hensall Jacket   This jacket, available in...

Selfie’s done ...

Just got my hands on what I think is going to be a permanent fixture in my camera bag.  It’s a smart phone tripod and monopod – all in one compact little device.  It’s called POP Scope. POP Scope Crafted very nicely from stainless steel and aluminum, this is a breeze to set up and put away....

EXOvault Smartphone ...

After all the time that Apple spends engineering and designing your latest and sleekest iPhone, it almost seems a sin to stick it in some drab, tacky plastic case. How about dressing it up like a famous painting, with a beautiful wooden frame.  Not the kind you put on your wall, but one...

When Wi-Fi wimps out...

Losing your wireless signal can be a scary proposition.  It’s easy to do as you wander around your house or apartment, and the farther you get from your router, the more likely it is to happen. There is a solution however, and it’s called a Wi-Fi range extender. Amped HighPower Wi-Fi Range...

Hi-Tec boots are ide...

Until I saw Hi-Tec at the Outdoor Retailers Show, I must admit I was pretty much unfamiliar with them.  While they sell sporting and military footwear to over 86 countries and have been since 1974, I had never had the pleasure of trying their footwear. That changed recently when my wife and I...

Snowshoeing – ...

Looking for a way to get outside this winter with the kids or the grandkids?  Consider snowshoeing. Just about as easy as walking, this 4,000 year old winter sport can be done by anyone with a minimal investment in equipment and a patch of snow.  For our first foray into snowshoeing, we...