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A Bird’s Eye View of Hawaii

A Bird’s Eye View of Hawaii

FPV drone pilot Nicolas Gaillard was invited to Oahu by Beautiful Destinations to capture aerial footage of some of Hawaii’s most spectacular sights. We think he did a masterful job zooming around the skies and shooting amazing imagery of the island’s natural splendor.

World Way: The City of LAX

World Way: The City of LAX

Photographer Chris Pritchard’s vibrant time-lapse film takes us inside of one of the world’s busiest airports. If you’ve ever traveled through Los Angeles International, you know it’s a sort of organized chaos that moves an incredible 63 million people per year through its terminals and gates. Looks amazing in 4K if your display supports it.

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TetonX Jake Ultralight Trailer

TetonX Jake Ultralight Trailer

TetonX’s Jake is a trailer that can be towed by practically any UTV since it weighs only 700lb. It has a trailing arm suspension for off-road use, 27″off-road tires with axle-less suspension, a roof rack system with optional awning, and an optional outdoor kitchen top.

The East

The East

Photographer Morten Rustad takes us on an 8K time-lapse trip to China. From awe-inspiring natural rock formations, to traditional villages, and massive cities, the vivid imagery is a feast for the eyeballs and a workout for your display. Want to shoot time-lapse like the pros? Check out Morten’s course Master Time-Lapse.

Bamboo Temple Scaffolding

Bamboo Temple Scaffolding

A look at an incredible handmade structure being used to access and repair damaged temples in Bagan, Myanmar. These scaffolds are constructed entirely from bamboo and coconut husks, yet are apparently strong enough to hold several construction workers.

Abandoned Iceland Movie Set

Abandoned Iceland Movie Set

Most of the time a movie production films on location, they try to return it to the way they found it. But once in a while they just up and leave their set pieces behind, like at this surreal location in Iceland, where Mobile Instinct visited an “ancient” village was built for a movie back in 2009 or so.

Matt’s Flights Premium

While there are plenty of apps out there to help you find good travel deals, Matt’s Flights automatically alerts its members to deals to their favorite destinations. Premium members get access to 5x as many deals as free members, unlimited search requests, and personalized flight and travel support via email.

Incredible Mountain Bike Trails

Incredible Mountain Bike Trails

If you’re looking for some of the world’s most extraordinary and extreme mountain bike trails, look no further than this video from Red Bull. Along the way, MTB riders Rob Warner, Matt Jones, Ollie Wilkins, and Finn Lies will take you on a trip through six spectacular locations, from Africa to New Zealand to Colombia.

Moscow by Drone

Moscow by Drone

Timelab.pro presents an absolutely stunning montage of aerial photography it captured around Moscow. The ultra high-def video – shot with a DJI Inspire 2 drone – is flooded with detail, contrast, and color, and reflects both the new and old sides of the Russian capital.

Best Travel Tech 2019

Best Travel Tech 2019

Whether you travel for work or play, you want the right equipment for your journey. The folks at Everyday Carry picked some of their favorite gadgets for keeping you connected, powered up, on time, and for capturing memories of your travels this year and into the next.

Osaka Power

Osaka Power

Filmmaker Christoph Gelep takes us on a exhilarating visit to the city of Osaka, a vibrant place that at once is at once living in a neon-lit, cyberpunk present, while still embracing Japanese traditions. The juxtaposition of frenetic hyperlapse footage and close shots of of its residents is a perfect reflection of its culture.

BC Drone Mountain Surfing

BC Drone Mountain Surfing

FPV drone pilot Mactac takes us on another epic flight, this time traversing the tops of a steep mountain range on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, as the UAV flies between the trees and craggy rocks, it comes across the glorious sight of Cobalt Lake. After a long hike up, it required patience between all the clouds that rolled in.

Sweet Curious

Sweet Curious

Filmmaker Patrick Pierson created this eye-popping visual travelogue that features wild transitions to transport us seamlessly around the globe. He pulled off the trick by replicating the same camera movements wherever his travels took him, including New Zealand, Prague, Paris, Venice, Copenhagen, and many other destinations.

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Royal Caribbean Ultimate Abyss Slide

Royal Caribbean Ultimate Abyss Slide

Think cruises are a snooze? You’ve never ridden Royal Caribbean’s 10-story tubular slide. Billed as the “tallest slide at sea,” the Ultimate Abyss takes thrillseekers on a 13-second, LED-lit ride with a 420-degree corkscrew and 360-degree turns. Free aboard the Harmony of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, and Oasis of the Seas.

Winter in Japan in 8K

Winter in Japan in 8K

You don’t need an 8K display to enjoy the stunning white imagery captured by video production company Armadas around Japan’s Mt. Moriyoshi. The conditions there are ideal for covering trees with an snowy and icy mix that occurs when clouds and fog freeze onto their branches and leaves.

Norweigian Cruise Line Speedways

Norweigian Cruise Line Speedways

Norwegian Cruise Line hits the gas with the largest go-kart speedways at sea on its two newest mega-ships, the enormously entertaining Joy, Encore, and Bliss. The Awesomer buckled up for the ultimate wild ride on the Bliss’ bi-level, indoor-outdoor track in a tricked out electric kart with its headrest blasting F1 racing sounds.

The Ultimate Book of Adventure

The Ultimate Book of Adventure

The perfect gift book for adventure and travel junkies, Scott McNeely & Arthur Mount’s book is packed with dozens of ideas for unique experiences and destinations, from driving to the bottom of the Earth, to running a marathon against horses, to tomato fights in Brazil.

Wide Open Baja Off-road Adventures

Wide Open Baja Off-road Adventures

Wide Open Baja offers incredible off-road experiences for adrenaline junkies. Drive a $100,000 purpose-built race buggy on the same treacherous dirt and rock trails that comprise the famed Baja 1000 course, and enjoy restful evenings after each days’ thrills.

Bellagio Indian Summer Display

Bellagio Indian Summer Display

Ape gods, and tigers and talking trees, oh my! Even by Vegas standards, this is a little extreme. Bellagio Resort & Casino changes its intricate Conservatory & Botanical Garden displays seasonally, but for Autumn 2019, they’ve fallen for a “Indian Summer” fever-dream fantasy celebrating the colorful world of India.

Topo Designs Dopp Kit

Topo Designs Dopp Kit

A dopp kit for traveling light. It measures 11″x 5.5″x 5.5″ and is made of water-resistant ripstop fabric. Its triangular shape lets it stand on its own and makes it easy to access its contents. It has a paracord zipper pull and webbing pull tabs and wrist strap.

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The World’s Loneliest Library

The World’s Loneliest Library

Take a tour of the beautiful and serene Seashore Library, which sits along China’s Bohai Sea near Nandaihe Pleasure City. Architect Dong Gong’s design was designed to provide each occupant of its reading room with an unobscured view of the beach outside, and a sense of peace and solitude for each visitor.

North Pole Igloos

North Pole Igloos

Are you adventurous and filthy rich enough for a stay at the world’s Northernmost hotel? For one month only in 2020, North Pole Igloos will erect a pop-up hotel of 10 heated domes with glass ceilings for true dark sky sleepovers and wilderness ice exploration in one of the most exclusive travel destinations on Earth.

Japan in 8K

Japan in 8K

While it’s unlikely most of you have a system or display capable of displaying 8K resolution at 60fps, Armadas’ incredibly vibrant and razor-sharp aerial footage captured around Japan looks great in 1080p or 4K as well. Locations include Hakodate, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Tokyo.

What Not to Do in Japan

What Not to Do in Japan

(PG-13: Language) British expat Chris Broad has been living in Japan for a while now, and has some pointers for things you never should do while in the country. It’s a humorous, but very useful look at Japanese manners and decorum. TL;DW: Don’t play with your chopsticks.

Homer, Katrin, and Janine in N.O.

Homer, Katrin, and Janine in N.O.

Katrin von Niederhäusern and her friend Janine recently visited New Orleans, and while there, they decided to recreate the scene from The Simpsons where Homer goes on an eating and drinking binge around the Crescent City. Somebody needs to start offering this as an official tour.

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