About the Mobile Internet Resource Center
Our goal is to provide a central resource center about mobile internet options for US based travelers - RVers, boaters, truckers and nomads of all sorts.
We have made this our focus so you can save time & money and get out there exploring what drives you!
We Are Honored to be Community Funded We stive to be an unbiased resource center
We are not sponsored by any manufacturer, vendor or service.
We do not display 3rd Party ads.
We are not resellers of any plans, equipment or products.
By receiving most our funding from our premium memberships, we can remain focused on creating quality indepth educational content.
What We Offer
This website is our repository of knowledge on this niche topic and news stories analyzed just for travelers.
We've been building this since 2013, and there's a lot of content (currently over 1000 unique pages!).
We analyze industry news for how it impacts RVers, cruisers and nomads keeping connected. Stay up to date with the latest plans, products and trends in our News Center.
In our Gear Center we track products specific to mobile internet and overview the options on our radar. We try to get hands on time with a representative sampling, and share our more in-depth reviews & tutorials with our members.
We produce our news stories and mini-guides as videos on YouTube Channel - and that content is also sprinkled into our relevant content site wide for visual learners. Our members also can tune in a couple times a month for our interactive Q&A webinars.
Meet Our Team
It takes a team to pull off what we do here. With the support of our membership keeping us funded, our core team is paid staff - so that we can truly make this mission a focus.
Our team is made up of fellow nomads & travelers. All of us know this topic because we depend on mobile internet ourselves. We are fully distributed, working remotely.. and we all truly love what we do.
Cherie Ve Ard
Cherie has been self-employed and location independent since the early 90s as a software developer, project manager, author, niche tech magazine publisher, instructor, strategy consultant and product launch specialist.
Cherie strives to keep our content accessible and explainable. She keeps an eye on the industry, coordinates our team, manages the content & website and orchestrates social media.
With a lifelong thirst for wanderlust, she and Chris met in 2006 and have traveled together full time in both RVs and boats since then - continuing to work remotely.
Chris was the Director of Competitive Analysis (aka 'spy') for Palm & PalmSource (remember the Palm Pilot?) where it was his job to constantly stay on top of every aspect of the mobile industry. Before that, he was the founding technical editor of boot magazine.
In 2006, Chris gave up his downtown San Francisco apartment and hit the road full time in a tiny RV, and soon after he met and partnered with Cherie.
Chris is our uber expert on things high tech. He tracks the industry, analyzes options, continues to predict the future and authors in-depth and high-geek content.
An avid outdoorsman, father, explorer, veteran, super geek and gamer. Andrew and his family went full-time after too many years in the rat race. The family now has a home base in Colorado, but gets out RVing for extended excursions.
Andy retired from his IT career, but still wanted to keep his feet in the industry.
He joined our team in 2017 and introduced new wizard-like powers to the team.
Jen and her husband Deas have been RVers since 2013, traveling with their pack of pups.
They were full time, but are presently homebased in Asheville, NC - but still take extended RV trips.
Jen doesn't have a technical background, which we consider a plus.
She joined our team in 2019 to help out with our content, research and customer service.
Dennis & Jeanette Vierra
Nomads since 2010 the Upthentic Creative team keeps this place looking great and cranking along.
Dennis is our behind the scenes web master and Jeanette is our amazing style wizard.
Liz is a lover of long distance running, balloons & candy. She has been a full-time RVer since 2015, exploring the U.S. with her husband Jake and their cat Lucy.
Liz doesn't have a high-tech background (which is a plus), and joined our team in 2016 to help out - and has grown her role to be so much more as a full scale contributor.
But most importantly, she keeps us all joyfully inspired with her rainbow colored personality.
Andy grew up in Wisconsin hunting, fishing, camping, and enjoying the outdoors. He has a keen interest in how things work and as a child felt compelled to take all things mechanical and electrical apart.
These passions and skills have served him well later in life in a career as an engineer and going full-time RVing with his wife when his daughter left for college.
Andy joined our team in 2020 and has become our antenna guru, after being an active MIA member since 2014.
Our Mission: Supporting Our Nomadic Community
Member funding makes this resource center possible, including the free content & support we're able to provide to our RVing and boating communities. We also donate towards organizations that protect our lands & waters, encourage inclusion & diversity in our community and provide resources that contribute towards our content.
Here are some of the organizations we contribute towards throughout the year: