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If You Like Instagram For Photos, Check Out Ptch For Videos

It's safe to say that Instagram has been a pretty successful hit. In addition to the millions of users it has attracted, it was acquired by Facebook for a billion dollars. Now, there’s a new iPhone app, which seems to aspire to be the Instagram for video content, but it also comes with Instagram integration. It’s called ptch.

The app officially launched late last week, and it’s already drawing plenty of instagram comparisons. If you watch the promo video, it’s easy to see why. Take a look at the videos you can make of your memories.
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Loyalty Traveler - Lassen Volcanic National Park California

Loyalty Traveler - Lassen Volcanic National Park California | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Lassen Peak (10,462 ft.) is a volcanic mountain in northeastern California and the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Range. In May 1915 Lassen had a spectacular eruption captured in photos.
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With glowing reviews, Michigan's National Parks are hotspots

With glowing reviews, Michigan's National Parks are hotspots | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
National Parks in Michigan are seeing a dramatic increase in tourism this year, aided by warm weather and national attention brought to their picturesque landscapes.
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9 Ways Supermarkets Are Going High Tech

9 Ways Supermarkets Are Going High Tech | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Hi-tech gadgets are finding their way into traditional supermarkets and making the shopping experience more seamless. Here’s how.
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Tips for capturing the best moments of RV travel 

Tips for capturing the best moments of RV travel  | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
When you're traveling around the country in your RV, you may want to chronicle your vacation for your own personal photo album or to post on Facebook and share with your friends.
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Fenway Park honored with national recognition for 100th anniversary

Fenway Park honored with national recognition for 100th anniversary | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Boston’s Fenway Park is now an official national landmark. This week The National Park Service officially listed the iconic ballpark in its National Register of Historic Places, according to information from the Boston Red Sox.

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Motorhome Momma Goes "off-roading"

Motorhome Momma Goes "off-roading" | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Yes Friends, recently I was seen flying aboard a Jet Blue plane over the Gulf of Mexico to Cancun. So here I am, along with mi esposo, in an all-inclusive resort right on the Carribean Sea! It is hard to imagine such a life of lying around all day with people constantly offering you drinks and food, but I guess some has to do it.  This is also giving me a change to practice the Espanol that I learned in 9th grade, which is proof positive that the long-term memory is the last thing to go. I actually said "Donde esta el bano" (where is the bathroom) to a man this morning and he understood me.  The only problem was, I had no clue what he said back to me. I wish these people would speak slower and e-nun-c-ate their words more clearly.  Maybe I could understand them better. But believe me, this is not all fun and games here, mi esposo actually is here to do some work and I came along for moral support.  Will report in later with more news!

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Official Google Blog: Street View goes on a road trip through California's national parks

People around the world can now appreciate the beauty and timelessness of the wilderness through Street View. We've recently added 360-degree panoramic imagery for five of California’s national parks—including Yosemite—to Google Maps. In addition, we've refreshed Street View imagery across most of the state. You can now take a virtual road trip practically the entire stretch of California from north to south.

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Best National Parks of the Pacific Northwest Slideshow

Best National Parks of the Pacific Northwest Slideshow | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
From glaciers to redwood forests, these national parks and seashores in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and Montana offer an escape from the heat.
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America's hidden gems: The 20 least-crowded national parks in 2009 - baltimoresun.com

America's hidden gems: The 20 least-crowded national parks in 2009 - baltimoresun.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Mention Yellowstone or Rocky Mountain national parks, and Americans can quickly conjure images of Old Faithful or Longs Peak. Likewise, Californians can easily picture the desert cactus of Joshua Tree and Half Dome in Yosemite.

But mention secluded Kobuk Valley in Alaska or the remote Channel Islands off the Southern California coast and the mental image may not come as quickly. These 20 least-visited of the 58 national parks in the U.S. offer the same types of natural beauty, exotic wildlife and adventurous outdoor activity as their more popular counter-parks do -- but with smaller crowds and enough adventure to satisfy even the most daring.

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Historic bridges of Yosemite Valley under siege

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Perhaps no river crossing in Yosemite Valley has been more photographed than the historic Stoneman Bridge: a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite that provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome, the park's most iconic natural marvel.

Yet the 205-foot bridge is slated for possible removal under proposed plans for restoring the natural flow of the Merced River. As a federally designated "Wild and Scenic River," some say its course should be shaped only by nature as it meanders through the valley – and bridge abutments alter that course.

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RVSpaceSavers.com

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No matter what kind of rig you own, we all need to save space and cut down on weight.

RVSpaceSavers.com has items to help you do both. Our cabinets, cupboards and drawers are filled with items we use all the time while traveling in our rigs and the more we can save space and cut down on weight the easier and cheaper it is to travel.
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July in Virginia

July in Virginia | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Great music events and festivals await you this month in Virginia. July is a time to celebrate summer and get a few weekend getaways under your belt. Don't forget to look ahead to August and even Labor Day!
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Bing Just Released This Video Of A Dog Surfing

Bing Just Released This Video Of A Dog Surfing | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
In the video, host Damien Fahey says he wanted to find an amazing story about surfing, so he checked Bing, and using the search engine’s social results, he got a recommendation from his friend, who recommended the dog surfing championship.
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Support this Project!: 12 National Parks. Almost 10,000 Campsites

Support this Project!: 12 National Parks. Almost 10,000 Campsites | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
We will be photographing 9,735 campsites from the 12 most visited National Parks in the United States.
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Time Lapse - Southwest Skies by Knate Myers

This video is a short collection of time lapse shots taken over the last 3 months in Albuquerque, other areas in New Mexico & west Texas. 


Motorhome Momma says, "This time-lapse photo 'video' will make you want to jump in your coach and drive out there!"

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Cancun Update: Now THAT'S Breakfast!

Cancun Update: Now THAT'S Breakfast! | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Recently someone told me that going to an all-inclusive resort is a "land cruise" and that it is. I have only been on one cruise and that was many years ago. We did not particularly enjoy it and after a couple of days began to notice much repetition in the food that they were offering. This resort, The Moon Palace, has a wide variety of restaurants with varying menues. Most of the them have buffet service for breakfast and lunch but you still are seated at a table and have a very accomodating waiter to bring you beverages and keep the table cleared.  At dinner there is a regular seated service where you choose from a menu but no reservations are required.  Breakfast is my favorite meal here with a chef making custom omelets (con queso) and beautifully arranged fresh fruit, pasteries, and a huge assortment of hot dishes. The highlight, for me, is the papaya and the mango which are especially delicious due to being picked ripe. Now I know what those fruits are really supposed to taste like. Another big plus is that I have not had to cook a thing since I have been here, and I am learning to like having people wait on me.  


I will admit that I do miss my motorhome with all my stuff handy and did suffer from "motorhome withdrawl" for a couple of days.  Living out of a suitcase is not fun as it seems that I have brought all the wrong clothes. But in the long run, I think I can survive this lifestyle for a couple more days.

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Codyjennings49's comment, July 15, 2012 7:59 PM
We've traveled through much of Mexico, and have loved it. You know, you COULD drive your motorhome to Cancun next time!
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Top Recipes for Camping

Top Recipes for Camping | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Learn how to create your own feast from these camping recipes created by some of the best chefs around the country.
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More people visit national parks but spend less time in them | wbir.com

More people visit national parks but spend less time in them | wbir.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Even as visitation has been up at the iconic California park and across the national park system, time spent per visit in the parks has dropped - declining nearly 15% systemwide over the past two decades

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Cancun True Story-There is only room for 1 at the top

Cancun True Story-There is only room for 1 at the top | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Breaking News: The pelican on the left apparently "owns" the top of this hut. He sat on it for most of the day preening himself. You can imagine the row when the second pelican tried to land on his turf. 

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Free photography workshops in Yosemite start this weekend

Free photography workshops in Yosemite start this weekend | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Los Angeles Times photographer Mark Boster created a remarkable photographic record of Yosemite National Park in four seasons. His photos are spectacular -- and he shares some details on how he got those pictures.
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RV thief takes hitch hiker on wild ride

RV thief takes hitch hiker on wild ride | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
A young Albuquerque woman led police in southeastern New Mexico on a dangerous high speed chase. It involved a stolen RV, a hitch-hiker, and his dog.
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Best U.S. National Parks for Kids Slideshow

Best U.S. National Parks for Kids Slideshow | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
14 parks and national seashores that will give you and your family memories for a lifetime.
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Arches National Park Photos - National Geographic

Arches National Park Photos - National Geographic | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Arches National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.
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Severe thunderstorms kill 2, injure dozens in Smokies; downed trees block roads

Severe thunderstorms kill 2, injure dozens in Smokies; downed trees block roads | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
The Daily Reporter is committed to being the most trusted and comprehensive source of information in each community and market we serve: Hancock County, Indiana and the towns of Greenfield, Fortville, New Palestine, McCordsville, Cumberland,...
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