Category: Travel

Oakfive’s Most Read Articles of 2018

Hi All, if you’re reading this, thank you for visiting oakfive.com. 🤗 This article is a countdown of the most read articles of the last year on Oakfive.com according to Google Analytics*. In late 2017 I launched “oakfive” on blogspot. In March 2018 I made the switch to WordPress.com for blog hosting, and consider that

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Self Driving Taxis Now Available to Public in Phoenix

Today, autonomous vehicle company Waymo has announced they will now be giving rides to the public as a service called Waymo One. Today, we're taking the next step in our journey with the introduction of our commercial self-driving service, Waymo One. #everystep https://t.co/Sg2a5wRVfM pic.twitter.com/kRZtA4gRda — Waymo (@Waymo) December 5, 2018 Today @Waymo is taking the

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Three Reasons to Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree (in a National Forest) this Year

Armed with a $5 permit, you can go into a national forest, and cut down your own Christmas tree. Forest Service Website with the Details: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=stelprd3793203 Why cut down your own Christmas tree? It’s cheap – though you’ll have to pay for the $5 permit, a saw (consider borrowing one from a friend or renting

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The Promise of Self Driving Cars

Self driving cars are coming, and along with them some huge wins for humanity. This article outlines how driverless technology is poised to give us more time, safety, autonomy, and efficiency. Worldwide, there is a death on our roads every 23 seconds, according to @WHO. Let’s work to do better.https://t.co/XFTrUWRcqe pic.twitter.com/yk35ljO68c — Waymo (@Waymo) December

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Wheels Up: 7 Digital House Cleaning Items to Complete on Your Next Flight

On your next flight, consider a digital clean up of your phone. It’s a good way to wipe digital clutter, dial in settings, and help you better understand your phone. Before you begin, I recommend switching your phone into low power mode, so as not to burn too much juice while you embark on this

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Google Maps List: My Favorite Restaurants in Portland

When I tell people I’m from Portland, they often ask if it really rains all the time (it’s complicated), if it’s really like the show Portlandia (it is), and where I love to eat. On the last question, there are WAY TOO MANY PLACES IN PORTLAND THAT I LOVE TO EAT. Even if I just

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