Gorilla GlassI was walking around in London one day when I noticed the sun setting by Big Ben. I pulled out my phone to take a photo of it (instant Instagram likes!), and just as I was setting up the perfect shot, a group of loud, laughing tourists bumped into me. My phone slipped out of my hand and onto the ground with a loud thud. I’m pretty sure that my heart dropped to the ground right with it.

I slowly reached down to pick it up, afraid to see the broken screen I knew was there. I don’t have that kind of money to fix it right now, I remember thinking, plus I’m in England! I was so relieved to see that my phone was unharmed, but it made me think about the inevitable next time my phone will fall on an adventure like that. I use my phone for everything – it’s like a fifth limb at this point – and I can’t help but think I won’t be so lucky next time.

I looked into preventative methods for this issue, and I stumbled upon Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. It’s the toughest cover glass yet, and it helps protect against drops and the damage that comes with everyday use of smartphones, tablets and notebooks. If you’re like me, your phone is bouncing around in your bag and you don’t think anything of it. But actually that kind of damage – scratches, bumps and bangs – is ultimately really bad for your phone.

A cracked screen is no fun, and I want to do everything I can do to prevent it. I want to use that money for other things. Corning scientists replicated common drop situations in their laboratory, and they created Gorilla Glass 4 – a cover glass that performs up to two times better than other competitive glass designs when they’re dropped from three feet high.

When you live an adventurous life like I do, you can’t be too careful with the technology that matters to you. That’s why I think Gorilla Glass is so great. The focus is on improving damage resistance against sharp contact, like the rough concrete I dropped my phone onto that day when I was in London. It helps protect phones from the drops that can come with every day life. Scratch resistant Gorilla Glass is on a number of leading smartphones and tablets – is it on yours?
Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been used on more than 3 billion devices from 40 major brands. Is it on yours? Click here to find out.

Corning Incorporated sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.



Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Indiana, has been named a top destination RV park by Good Sam RV Travel.

The Good Sam websites states, “These select RV Parks stand out for their proximity to popular travel destinations, from California’s Redwood Forests to Florida’s Everglades. Destination parks serve as virtual jumping-off points for North America’s most popular destinations; many of these parks help guests arrange tours and provide information about points of interest.”

The list of destination parks was chosen by editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide from the publication’s database of more than 7,000 private parks.

Lake Rudolph is one of 54 RV parks recognized in the United States and the only park in Indiana to receive this honor. For the complete list of parks, visit GoodSamCamping.com.

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort features 500 family lodging options, including vacation rentals (cabins, rental RVs and cottages), full-hookup RV sites, and tent sites. Lake Rudolph will open the weekend of April 24 & 25 and then daily on May 1, 2015. To make reservations visit LakeRudolph.com or call 1-877-478-3657.


Air France to Send Engaged Couple to Paris to Elope

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