RV Internet Options (and Karma Go review)

In the ideal world, you’d get into your RV and entirely ignore the outside world as you wander around for the weekend (or the whole year). In the real world, however, you’re going to need the Internet for something.

Let me just give it to you straight: any sort of mobile data usage is bound to be expensive — especially if you’re going to want reliable connectivity for work or a fast connection for Netflix.

Dana and I chose the Karma Go as our primary connection (while relying on our respective AT&T and Verizon cell phones as backup hotspots).

  • LTE / 4G radio so the speeds aren’t half bad.
  • Super small in case you need to take it with you elsewhere.
  • Battery powered so you’re not always pulling from the RV’s electrical system.
  • Pay-as-you-go option, in case you don’t need to use it often.

  • It doesn’t quite work everywhere, especially if you’re boondocking. (That’s where your personal cell phone hotspots are going to come in handy.)
  • Once the battery dies, you’re going to have to turn the inverter on to recharge.
  • You can only have

5 devices connected simultaneously so it may not be a good option for someone with a large family.

Overall, it’s not a bad choice and I’ve been happy with it. Get a Karma Go for yourself and give it a shot.

PRO TIP: if you’ve got an AT&T phone, choose the Rollover Data option and select a plan that has slightly more data than you use on a regular basis. Over time, you’ll have a bunch of “excess” data available for use and you’ll thank yourself for thinking ahead when you decide to binge watch Stranger Things on Netflix while boondocking out in the woods one night.


Review: Karma Gone Bad: How I Learned to Love Mangos, Bollywood and Water Buffalo by Jenny Feldon

Imagine you are a chic Manhattanite, living a Sex in the City-ish (freshly married) life filled with yoga lessons, designer duds, and your daily Starbucks hit. (I know, it’s a far cry from my life. Ever.) Now imagine your new husband’s employer “asks” him to start up a new office in a far-flung local. (Uhm–yay? I get to be a world traveler?) You think London, Paris, maybe even Amsterdam or Istanbul. Instead you get… Hyderabad, India. (Where?)

As Karma Gone Bad opens, our narrator, 27-year-old blogger, writer, and yoga enthusiast Jenny, is worried about having enough time to get a blow-out and which stilettos to pair with the gorgeous Diane von Furstenberg gown she’s wearing to her goingaway party. Though she adores NYC, she’s turned off by the trash in the gutters, rude taxi drivers, and the ‘grit’ of the Big Apple. India will be a jet-setters paradise, right? She ever-so-reluctantly packs her novel-in-progress, designer shoes, cocktail dresses, and her dog’s teddy bear for the journey of a lifetime. And her beloved dog, Tucker, of course.

Yes, dear readers, at this point I was shaking my head, too.

We know this isn’t going to go smoothly. Someone is ripe for a major wake-up call.

And that call came before she could find any coffee.

You see, coffee isn’t really prevalent in India. Not a Starbucks to be found—at least when Jenny arrives. She endures a (chauffeured) drive through the congested Third-world city only to find overpriced chai tea (costing ten times what it does for natives) —then realizes she left the house with no rupees, only a worthless AmEx card.

It takes Jenny a while to truly awaken to life in India. Her journey is as much internal as learning the lay of this strange land.

She hadn’t planned on finding “help,” but in India, she’s expected to have servants. Her driver, cook, housekeepers, security guard, and water tank watcher (you’ll have to read the book to understand that one) become stifling. She hardly ever sees her overworked husband, and she grows desperately lonely though she’s never alone.

Jenny tries to forge a sense of community through the few other corporate wives and expats who seem to have acclimated to Indian life easier, yet they’re carefully elated when their short times are up and they return to the states. Jenny is in it for the long-haul.

Now, this story could have stalled if our plucky-yet-somewhat-spoiled heroine remained stagnant in this world of frustration, desperation, and denial. But instead of withering in the Hyderabad heat, she grows.

Karma Gone Bad is a well-spun tale about discovery—not only of a foreign culture, but of self. Jenny’s brutal honesty about her decent into travel-induced depression, strained marriage, and inability to grasp her purpose in Indian life endears her to readers, but it’s her humor that keeps us going as we cross our fingers hoping she finds her way.

When I read stories of Upper West Side wives, I often feel as if I’m reading a travel memoir. These women live in a place I’ve never been doing things I can only imagine—the smells, sights, and experiences seem foreign to this suburban Floridian. Jenny’s journey from that NYC world to Hyderabad allowed me to live vicariously through her, as I’m pretty sure now I never want to spend two years in India. Visit—sure. I’ll travel anywhere. But spend two years? ::shaking head:: Though she may not have seemed it in the beginning, that girl was brave.

Karma Gone Bad will sate your travel bug and leave you laughing, worrying, and cheering as you follow Jenny’s humbling and enlightening journey. Thanks for taking us along for your beautiful, bumpy ride, Jenny.

Jenny’s Blog: Karma Contiued | website | Twitter | Facebook |

Karma Gone Bad: How I Learned to Love Mangos, Bollywood and Water Buffalo


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get the most from your new GoPro.

The Basics and Beyond

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  • What's Included
  • Assembly
  • Charging + Powering On
  • Preparing to Fly
  • Software Updates
  • User Manual

Karma comes with everything you need to capture amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air, handheld or body mounted. In the Karma Case, you’ll find:

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If you bought Karma with a camera, you’ll also find your new GoPro plus the accessories you need to use it with GoPro mounts.

When you need to mount your GoPro, simply open the Karma harness and insert your camera.

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Karma comes with everything you need to capture amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air, handheld or mounted to your favorite gear. In the Karma Case, you’ll find:

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If you bought Karma with a camera, you’ll also find your new GoPro plus the accessories you need to use it with GoPro mounts.

When you need to mount your GoPro, simply open the Karma harness and insert your camera.

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  • Pre-Flight Check
  • Pre-Flight Training + Takeoff
  • Getting the Shot
  • Audio Alerts + Warnings
  • Landing

Before takeoff, it’s important to make sure that your drone is ready to fly and that conditions are safe. A pre-flight checklist helps ensure that everything is good to go.

  • Make sure the arms and landing gear are locked in place.
  • Check your drone for damage.
  • Lightly tighten the propellers by hand.
  • Charge the Karma Battery and Karma Controller.
  • Check the weather where you plan to fly.
  • Plan your shots and flight paths.
  • Scope out the flight area for potential obstacles.

Make sure you understand the local drone regulations.

Fly like a pro before your first flight. The Karma Controller’s built-in tutorial and flight simulator show you how to work the sticks, control your camera and fly safely. Once you’re ready, taking off is as easy as tapping the screen. Auto takeoff flies your drone to a safe altitude and hovers in place. Where you go next is up to you.

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Before takeoff, it’s important to make sure that your drone is ready to fly and that conditions are safe. A pre-flight checklist helps ensure that everything is good to go.

  • Make sure the arms and landing gear are locked in place.
  • Check your drone for damage.
  • Lightly tighten the propellers by hand.
  • Charge the Karma Battery and Karma Controller.
  • Check the weather where you plan to fly.
  • Plan your shots and flight paths.
  • Scope out the flight area for potential obstacles.

Make sure you understand the local drone regulations.

Fly like a pro before your first flight. The Karma Controller’s built-in tutorial and flight simulator show you how to work the sticks, control your camera and fly safely. Once you’re ready, taking off is as easy as tapping the screen. Auto takeoff flies your drone to a safe altitude and hovers in place. Where you go next is up to you.

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  • Auto Shot Paths
  • Take Your Friends for a Ride
  • Flying Safely

Pre-scripted Auto Shot Paths help you capture awesome pro-style footage on your first try. Simply pick the shot you want, follow the on-screen instructions and let it fly. The results will be even better than the best pilots can get with manual control.

  • Dronie starts as a regular selfie before pulling back to reveal the bigger picture.
  • Cable Cam lets you set up smooth, accurate tracking shots between two set points.
  • Orbit flies perfect circles around your subject.
  • Reveal starts with the drone flying straight and your GoPro pointed down before sweeping up for a dramatic horizon shot.

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Karma makes flying safe, easy and fun. Built-in safety features were designed to help protect you and your drone. Follow these additional guidelines to help make every flight as safe as possible.

  • Don’t fly over people or animals.
  • Don’t fly in fog, high winds, rain or snow.
  • Don’t fly within 5 miles (8km) of airports.
  • Fly outdoors and within line of sight.*
  • Make sure your Karma isn’t damaged.
  • Comply with all regulations.

*Flight restrictions vary by location.

Pre-scripted Auto Shot Paths help you capture awesome pro-style footage on your first try. Simply pick the shot you want, follow the on-screen instructions and let it fly. The results will be even better than the best pilots can get with manual control.

  • Dronie starts as a regular selfie before pulling back to reveal the bigger picture.
  • Cable Cam lets you set up smooth, accurate tracking shots between two set points.
  • Orbit flies perfect circles around your subject.
  • Reveal starts with the drone flying straight and your GoPro pointed down before sweeping up for a dramatic horizon shot.

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Karma makes flying safe, easy and fun. Built-in safety features were designed to help protect you and your drone. Follow these additional guidelines to help make every flight as safe as possible.

  • Don’t fly over people or animals.
  • Don’t fly in fog, high winds, rain or snow.
  • Don’t fly within 5 miles (8km) of airports.
  • Fly outdoors and within line of sight.*
  • Make sure your Karma isn’t damaged.
  • Comply with all regulations.

*Flight restrictions vary by location.

  • Replacement Parts Help Keep You Flying
  • Pairing a Replacement Drone or Controller
  • Support

It’s a good idea to regularly check your drone for damage. Look for these items:

Each of these parts can be easily replaced. Replacement parts come with the tools you need to make the repair in minutes.

The standard one-year Karma warranty covers all manufacturing defects. Optional GoPro Care doubles your standard warranty with accidental damage coverage for two full years. GoPro Care* covers up to two drone replacements, each subject to a $159 service fee (Karma Controller and Karma Grip are also covered). Visit shop.gopro.com/goprocare to learn more. For complete product details and limit of liability, visit GoPro Care Terms and Conditions at gopro.com/care/terms.

*Includes camera coverage if purchased as a bundle with Camera Service Fee of $69.