Happier Camper: Retro Chic Meets Modern Versatility

In the Frogtown neighborhood of Los Angeles, a crew of music industry nerds is making something pretty amazing – and it’s not noise. They’re designing and building highly functional retro inspired campers. Their flagship model, the HC1, is now making waves beyond the West Coast – thanks in part to uShip for helping to make… Read More

How to Enjoy Sturgis Without Paying the Price

For bikers who attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Aug 4-13) — considered the best of the top six motorcycle rallies in the U.S. — the open road, the thundering rumble, and the camaraderie is what it’s all about. But sometimes life gets in the way. Work and family obligations, not to mention the terrible physical… Read More

Dutch Safari Co. – Making Dream Cars Come True

The Dutch Safari Company is a classic cars concierge, working to help get clients into their dream cars. We met with owners, Erica Plumlee and Nick van den Akker, to learn more about this complicated business, and to discover how to make life a never ending safari adventure. Safari Special The fire was sparked when… Read More

How to Ship Two Tons of ‘Teardrops’

Deep in the heart of Texas, there’s a little brewery hell-bent on excellence.   If you’re one of the 24 million annual tourists flocking to Austin over the past six years, you’ve probably heard of Austin Beerworks. In a sense, they’re still the newbies on the scene; and yet,  Austin Beerworks — with its gold… Read More

If You Build It: The Future of Manufacturing

From Rosie the Riveter to advanced robotics, manufacturing evolves into the largest sector of the U.S. economy – while employment continues to drop by the millions. Is it a pivotal moment for this aging industry? Manufacturing – the transformation of raw materials into products – is big business. It happens in large factories and plants,… Read More

Tiny Houses: Transporting Big Dreams in Little Spaces

Tiny Houses are big business as more and more homeowners embrace the allure of downsizing and simplifying their lives. The “less is more” movement results from a decrease in average household sizes, an increase in environmental concerns, and a continuously challenging economy. The lure of self sufficiency, mobility, and debt-free living drives all kinds of… Read More

Don’t DIY! An Open Letter from Your Lower Back

Hey, it’s me, your lower back, that part of your body you largely ignore, except for those few times a year when I kick and scream because, let’s face it, you aren’t as strong as you used to be. Sometimes I just have to protest and show you who’s boss. Like last week, during your… Read More

Top 10 Ways to Keep Busy While Piloting a ‘Driverless’ Truck

While there’s no match for the skilled, experienced human truck drivers of today, two recent deliveries by self-driving trucks signal that a new era is on our tail. While it’s hard to say exactly when these ‘driverless’ contraptions will be truly autonomous, in the short term, they’ll still be piloted by an experienced driver to… Read More