Category Archives: Get Away, Stay Connected

Staying connected to the Internet as you travel. And all the other connections that provides.

Import AOL Contacts to Gmail

A little while ago I wrote an article called Using Gmail for All your Mail. In it I wrote, “You can import all email and contacts from your other email.” It sounds so simple and straightforward you may have missed … Continue reading

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Cell Tower Overload

RV Rallies present major issues for Internet Access.  Rarely is Wi-Fi provided throughout the rally grounds, and, when you try to use your Cellular provider for data, you may find it doesn’t work so well. That was our experience at … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi – A Better Antenna will Get You a Better Connection

by Chris Guld, We’ve said this time and time again, but it’s been a while and we have a lot of new readers. If you’re using a Wi-Fi hotspot and it’s not working so great, get an external Wi-Fi … Continue reading

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Using Gmail for All your Mail

Jim just bought a Droid smartphone and he’ll be able to read and write his email on that little device now. So, what does he do when he’s sitting at his computer and sees the same email sitting in his … Continue reading

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Technology Top 5 for 2009

by Chris Guld, Jim and I are always learning about new technology – it’s what we’ve done since the early 80s – and there is plenty to keep us occupied.  But, 2009 has been remarkable when it comes to … Continue reading

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Computing in the Clouds is Good for RVers

Have you heard of ‘Cloud Computing’?’  It means using applications on the web rather than on your computer.  Blogging is one example, it’s all web-based, any computer will do.  As long as you can connect to the Internet (the ‘cloud’) … Continue reading

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Upload Content to your Kindle

The Kindle eBook Reader from Amazon is great for RVers.  I appreciate the ability to have hundreds of books and magazines in our motor home without taking up more space than a single book. Books are usually delivered to the … Continue reading

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The Best Wi-Fi in RV Parks

Wouldn’t it be nice for us travelers if we could find a list of parks with *really good* Wi-Fi?  There are lots of directories of RV parks which include information on whether Wi-Fi exists or not – but those of … Continue reading

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Geeks on Tour

Computer Tips for Travelers is just part of the education we offer. For all the Show-Me-How Videos on Wi-Fi, Blogging, Bootcamp topics, Picasa and other topics of interest to travelers. Go to We also have a site dedicated to tips … Continue reading

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Hands-On Computer Boot Camp

You may have heard about the hands-on class we teach from our website, or past blog posts.  We call it ‘Computer Boot Camp’ because it is Basic Training for computer users. Specifically, it’s for laptop users with Windows (XP or … Continue reading

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