Austin Outdoorsy gasses up the #vanlife trend

Austin Outdoorsy gasses up the #vanlife trend with $50m in premium unleaded funding. CLICK to rent Outdoorsy is building for the road ahead. The three-year-old company, which connects customers with underused RVs and other trucks big enough to camp in overnight, just raised $50 million in Series C funding led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from earlier backers Aviva Ventures, Altos Ventures, AutoTech Ventures and Tandem Capital. That puts its total funding, in less than a year’s time, at $75 million. It’s easy to understand why investors are excited about Outdoorsy,  which moved its…

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Texas Barbecue Joints You Need to Try Before You Die

map by Bad Hoss Mapping Company Devoted to creating historical maps of the American West for books, publications, museum displays and educational purposes. Barbecue or barbeque (informally BBQ or the Australian term barbie) is a cooking method, a style of food, and a name for a meal or gathering at which this style of food is cooked and served. Barbecue can refer to the cooking method itself, the meat cooked this way, the cooking apparatus/machine used (the “barbecue grill” or simply “barbecue”), or to a type of social event featuring this type of cooking. Barbecuing is usually done outdoors by smoking the…

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