Category Archives: Leisure

Top RV Campsites: Jumbo Rocks Campground At Joshua Tree National Park Features Oversized Volcanic Boulders

From Fodor’s online:

Jumbo Rocks CampgroundThe accurately named Jumbo Rocks Campground is woven among the stacked and strewn oversized volcanic boulders unique to Joshua Tree National Park. Several hiking trails begin at Jumbo Rocks, a 126-campsite facility with vault toilets. During Joshua Tree’s peak season, October through May, hikers and rock-scramblers who reserve the campground well in advance are rewarded with views of the boulders whose colors shift throughout the day, from the morning sunrise to the fire’s glow. In the hot, dry summers, Jumbo Rocks is first-come, first-served.

Jumbo Rocks Campground RV

For more information click on following link: https://www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/jumbo-rocks-campground.htm

Top Hikes In Oregon: The 7-Mile Loop Trail To Ramona Falls Features Stunning Views Of Mount Hood

From a Willamette Week online article:

Ramona Falls Trail View of Mount HoodIt’s not quite Multnomah Falls in terms of Disneyland wow factor, but it’s up there. Bear in mind that some things are justifiably popular—and Ramona Falls is just such a place. It is one of those natural wonders that must be seen in person. Photos, good as they may be, do the sprawling cascade little justice. Accordingly, the approximately 7-mile loop hike that visits it is a rite of passage for any and all Oregon hikers—including dirt-caked and determined adventurers trudging their way along the Pacific Crest Trail, which joins a portion of this route.

Ramona Falls Oregon Hiking Map

You’ll have to ford the Sandy River or cross on downed logs (a bridge was washed out several years ago), so exercise caution. But the view of Mount Hood from that vantage point is a stunner, so that’s a plus. In addition, the walk beside Ramona Creek looks and feels more like a forested fantasyland than a hiking trail—and if ever there was a place to enjoy a picnic, it is in the large, shaded amphitheater surrounding the cooling mist of the falls.

Top New Travel Videos: “Back To Iceland” Directed By Erwin Olmos (2019)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Erwin Olmos

Back To Iceland Travel Film Directed by Erwin Olmos 2019

Music : Everdream by Epic Soul Factory, Cesc Vilà & Fran Soto  and Witness by Oliver Michael

After been traveling these last months, I have finally started editing my footages and here is the first video. It is about my trip to that beautiful land called Iceland with Paz, Andy and Hector Jesus.Great memories, beautiful views and my first time camping.

Back To Iceland Travel Film Directed by Erwin Olmos 2019

Luxury Trailers: The 2020 Living Vehicle Is A Refined Net-Zero Mobile Space

From an online 2020 Living Vehicle news release:

2020 Living Vehicle InteriorThe difference is simple. There is nothing else like Living Vehicle. Every inch is designed and built without compromise. Our mission is to create a Net-Zero vehicle capable of supporting the best possible human life. No energy in, no waste out. We are guided by this vision and grow closer to this goal every single day. 

Living Vehicle Layout

2020 Living Vehicle Interior Kitchen DeckGoing far beyond industry standards, 2020 introduces a Living Vehicle with unprecedented capabilities. We’ve partnered with the most advanced and innovative products from the military, disaster relief and marine sectors and now have several patents pending. From being able to power the AC with solar to technologies that create life sustaining resources, the 2020 model is a true functional work of art. 

Guided by the design virtues of quality, functionality and beauty, our goal is to create a travel and living experience that is uniquely yours, in the most advanced, luxurious and capable vehicle on earth.

Brochure: https://www.paperturn-view.com/living-vehicle/2020-brochure?pid=NTM53129&v=8

Website: https://www.livingvehicle.com/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=1st-order-yours#Story

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Boomers Bicycles: The 1970’s California Beach Cruisers Created Today’s Fat-Tired Vacation Rides

From a CityLab.com online article:

Fat Tire Biking in Virginia BeachMcNeely trademarked the term “California Beach Cruiser” in 1976, when he was 21 years old. He started selling the bikes at his store, with the tagline “comfort, durability, and nostalgia.” They caught on. After the Los Angeles Times wrote a syndicated story about McNeely’s new entrepreneurial niche in biking, McNeely started getting bags of mail from potential buyers. “We couldn’t build enough of them each night to supply the next day’s demand. There’s no way I was going to be able to sell the bikes across the country.”

If you hit the beach this summer, you’ll see them. Fat tires. Wide handlebars. Candy-colored retro-looking frames.

That particular kind of bicycle is known as a “beach cruiser.” While it looks like a nostalgic holdover from the Eisenhower era, the bikes that ramble along boardwalks of America’s beach towns were born in mid-1970s. And, as Marketplace chronicled a few years back, they found their way to the beach thanks to the efforts of one man.

To read more click on the following link: https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/08/beach-cruiser-bike-paths-california-bicycle-history-schwinn/596113/

Top Driving Roads Videos: “Gotthard – The Mountain Is Calling” Directed By Stefan Bogner (2019)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Stefan Bogner

Gotthard - The Mountain Is Calling Short Film Directed by Stefan Bogner 2019

Produced by: Curves “Soulful Driving”

Gotthard - The Mountain Is Calling Short Film Directed by Stefan Bogner 2019

The pass road over the Gotthard can only be described as breathtaking. The route from the canton of Uri to Ticino leads through the wild Schöllenen Gorge with its fabled Devil’s Bridge up to the top of the pass at 2,107 metres above sea level and over the cobblestoned Tremola Road with its 24 spine-tingling switchbacks down into Ticino.

Gotthard - The Mountain Is Calling Short Film Directed by Stefan Bogner 2019

Website: http://www.curves-magazin.com/

Vintage Road Trips: 1966 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon Drives The Mississippi River Valley

From a Wall Street Journal Off Duty Travel article by By Matthew Kronsberg::

The Country Squire in the Stockholm, Wis. PHOTO ACKERMAN + GRUBER FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNALChoosing a landscape for a car is like choosing a wine for a meal. The Country Squire—which, I discovered, handled with all the nimbleness of a riverboat—felt like a natural pairing for the Mississippi River valley south of the Twin Cities. The curves would be gentle, and the views sweeping: high bluffs on one side of the car, water on the other. My family and I would pick up Highway 61 in St. Paul, hopscotching between it and Wisconsin’s fantastically scenic Great River Road, exploring the small waterfront towns along the way. We’d stop for the first night in Red Wing, Minn., and the next in Alma, Wis., 98 miles downriver. The car came with a 150-mile-a-day allowance, and a request that we not venture farther than 100 miles from Minneapolis, should anything happen.

To read more click on the following link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-road-trip-with-retro-charmand-a-car-to-match-11565352147

To rent the Ford Country Squire: http://morriesheritage.com/cars/1966-ford-country-squire/?portfolioCats=1077%2C1078%2C1079%2C1081