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  • Mobile Pixel DUEX Plus Gives Road Warriors A Second Screen

    I just came back from three weeks on the road and it was the first time where I left my big heavy laptop behind. Despite having a fantastic ultra-portable 13" Dynabook designed for travel, that has been my wife's laptop while I relied on my ancient "mobile desktop". The folks at Mobile Pixels offered to help me change that and make my backpack that much lighter and less complicated to pack for a long trip.

  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee L Is Perfect For Weekend Warrior Dads

    If you are looking for a three-row SUV right now... there are TONS of options but honestly, very few are actually SUVs. Most are crossovers and the ones that remain are giant truck-frame based vehicles that frankly are bigger than most families need. Unfortunately there were few options in the middle and that's where the Jeep Grand Cherokee L comes in. 

  • Affordable Luxury and Style On A Mazda CX-9 Road Trip

    Mazda is a brand that we haven't had much exposure to recently but it continues to fill a very nice niche of affordable luxury and because it isn't focused on serving a mass-market customer, it can deliver a different design experience than other manufactures. For some people this is the right fit and understandably for others it isn't right. That's why test drives are so important and why I enjoy spending time driving these vehicles over a series of days on different terrain. For this road trip, we took the Mazda CX-9 up to Palm Springs and tested it on a mixture of suburban streets, high-speed interstates, and twisty mountain roads. What we found was a very enjoyable and comfortable ride that while not a standout in terms of power or luxury amenities - hit a very attractive price point that is thousands less than comparable 3-row SUVs from luxury brands like Cadillac.

  • Exploring The Desert In A 2022 Silverado ZR2

    One of the things I love about living in San Diego isn't just the pretty awesome weather all year round but rather the hot dusty playground located just on the other side of the mountains from where I live downtown. This is area, the Anza Borrego Desert, is an incredibly playground with a mixture of terrain ranging from insanely tough to perfect for novice riders. You guys know how much I love the Colorado ZR2 and so when we got the chance to take it's big brother then Silverado ZR2 for a spin... well... you know I jumped at the opportunity!

  • A Guide to the Best and Most Popular Restaurants in Mexico

    When most people think of Mexican food, they imagine basic Tex-Mex dishes like tacos and burritos. While these dishes can be delicious, they don't come close to representing the true diversity of Mexican cuisine. There are many amazing restaurants in Mexico that will make you rethink your perception of Mexican cuisine. In this blog post, we will list nine of the top restaurants in Mexico, each with its own unique take on Mexican cuisine.

  • KIA's EV6 Proves That EV's Can Be Fun As Well As Practical

    Like many advocates for electric vehicles, in the past I've been willing to look past the weaknesses and point to some day in the future when we'll finally "be there". Well I think we've hit that point and while EV's are still mostly limited to sedans and crossover-wagons, the future is bright for bigger vehicles too. Today though, we're talking about our experience taking the all-new Kia EV6 to Electrify Expo in Long Beach where we had a chance to meet with a variety of companies that are filling in the gaps that will ultimately make an EV practical for all prospective car buyers.

  • Bronco Wildtrak Off Road Review

    It would be an understatement to say that Ford's Bronco was one of the most wildly anticipated vehicles to become available this year. Promising to be a "Wrangler Killer" by taking the decades of engineering that Jeep had invested into it's off road king and offering a new perspective, Bronco has some big shoes tires to fill. Is it able to do so? We took it on one of our favorite trails to find out.

  • Are You Charged Up About BLUETTI Prime Day Deals?

    It's that time of year again - Amazon Prime Day and so our favorite power station brand BLUETTI has some great deals that they are sharing as part of this annual celebration.

  • Gear That Will Turn Your Camping Trip Into A Epic Glamping Adventure

    If you're like me, the idea of roughing it in the great outdoors doesn't appeal to you. I'd much rather enjoy a camping trip with some of the creature comforts of home. If that's your style too, then you'll love glamping! Glamping is short for "glamorous camping," and it's just what it sounds like: camping with all the amenities. In this blog post, we'll discuss five ways to turn your next camping trip into a glamping adventure!

  • BLUETTI Has Some Electrifying Father's Day Gift Ideas For Dad

    If your dad is anything like most dads, he has probably already told you he doesn’t want a fuss made for them on this upcoming Father’s Day. However, we still think he’ll be surprised with a gift in their need.

  • The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X Is Now Our Favorite All Around Truck

    GMC has been one of our absolute favorite truck brands for almost as long as we've been doing automotive features here on ManTripping. They've earned that respect because they continually merge the two things that I think most guys look for when it comes to a set of wheels - rugged utility and ultimate comfort that is wrapped up in a stylish package.

  • BLUETTI Launches the Veterans & Military Benefits Program

    May, red poppies will bloom across the country. Memorial Day is slowly approaching, too; It’s a day of remembrance, also a self-reflection time for a more peaceful future. The luxury freedom---family dinner, backyard barbecue, and the alike summer activities are what we’re expected to cherish today.

  • The Smoking Gun San Diego: BBQ, Cocktails, And Fun

    Sometimes you just walk by a place and have no idea what you've been missing. That was the case up until a few days ago with The Smoking Gun in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. I live just a few blocks away and have walked by the place regularly, without stopping in. On the outside it looks like just any other "hipster bar" downtown but what we found inside was surprisingly good quality cocktails, a very creative menu and a great atmosphere that I can't wait to return to sometime soon.

  • BLUETTI Shares Gift Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day

    A mother gives everything at home and in the office as she endeavors to secure her family’s future. If you want something special to show your love and appreciation on Mother’s Day (officially on Sunday, May 8) , then you’re in luck. BLUETTI has rounded up some gift ideas and will soon announce a new unit.

  • Dirty Birds San Diego Has Some Of The Best Wings In America's Finest City

    Wings used to be one of those things that came free with a happy hour special at your local pub. Today though they are a premium treat that in some cases is just as expensive as a steak or good piece fish. Unfortunately not all wings are equal and so it can be very complicated to separate the premium wing companies that are worth spending your money on, from the ones that think you just don't know any better. Lucky for me - and millions of others in San Diego! - Dirty Birds is a great example of a company producing a fantastic product that I personally can't wait to enjoy again on my own dime.

  • The All-New Toyota Tundra Proves That Great Things Come In Big Packages

    The long awaited all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is finally here and we had a chance to test it out on some trails in San Diego, patrolling the southern border as well as prowling some of Southern California’s highways. Our summary judgment - Toyota has delivered exactly what they needed to keep existing customers excited about the brand and attract some swing customers with long awaited updates that make this one of our favorite trucks available today.

  • Tranya T40 Wireless Earbuds Are A Great Choice For Active Guys

    Looking for a great pair of wireless earbuds that won't break the bank and more importantly won't fall out of your ear while working out? Check out the new Tranya T40 earbuds. These earbuds feature some of the latest technology, including Bluetooth 5.1, and a 4-mic design for great call quality... all at a mid-market price point. We tested these earbuds out and were very impressed with their sound quality and features. If you're looking for a great pair of wireless earbuds, be sure to check out the Tranya T40!

  • TranyaGo Smart Watch Is A Fantastic Value Option That Looks Great Too

    Looking for a top-quality smartwatch with plenty of features? Look no further than the TranyaGo Smart Watch. This device has a high-resolution display, super lightweight design, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, waterproof standard, long-lasting battery and more. Whether you're looking to track your fitness progress, monitor your sleep or just stay connected, this smartwatch has you covered. 

  • Tranya T20 Wireless Earbuds Value Priced Can Still be Pretty Good

    At this point I feel like everyone needs to have two pairs of earbuds. You need a less expensive "backup pair" that you can use in places where you might lose one, such as working out at the gym or on a boat somewhere, and one that has all of the ultimate features that you need for traveling and tuning the world out. That might not be accurate anymore as Tranya has done a really good job at making mid-market wireless earbuds not seem like a sacrifice.

  • Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Offers Big Zoom In A Tiny Package

    Let's just get this out of the way, the CT4-V Blackwing is a powerful vehicle in a very compact (subcompact) package... it is also not a car for truck-sized guys like me. As such I honestly felt a bit awkward reviewing it in the way where you know it can do more than you're physically able to accommodate safely. That sucks because this is a very fun little car that offers a unique curve hugging nimbleness that you'd otherwise find only in a vehicle such as the Corvette.

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