Since 1975, Dan McHale has been handmaking some of the most durable and beautiful bags for his fellow backpackers and climbers. His website is made of walls of text, but when it comes to bags he’s got an eye for both form and function.
The idea of riding a bicycle 3400 miles across China is daunting enough, but Ed Pratt did that with one fewer wheel, and carrying his camping gear. In this video, he completes his epic journey as he approaches the Vietnam border. Check out previous episodes from his trip here.
The Cori Traveller is a modular travel pillow that supports your neck and chin. It consists of a strap with Velcro patches where you can attach the two included cushions in a variety of ways. You can roll all three up as one compact ball and hang them with the included carabiner.
More than just for pencils. Bellroy’s fabric pouch has stiff ends that let you fold it wide open like a tray, making it a great organizer and travel buddy for keys, cables, headphones, and more. It also has pull loops on both ends for easier handling. Available in black or gray.
Located in the Wulingyuan region of Zhangjiajie, China, the Bailong (aka “Hundred Dragons”) Elevator is a 1,070 foot-tall glass elevator. While some might question the impact it has on nature, it’s an incredible feat of engineering, and provides astounding views.
There are lots of big, well-known festivals around the country, but if you’re looking for something a bit more off the beaten path, check out Rides and Drives‘ feature, which catalogs eight wonderful music and arts gatherings which are well worth a road trip.
Matador’s microfiber towels are incredibly lightweight and come with a loop for hanging and a silicone case that has a built-in keyloop. They absorb up to 2.3x their weight and have anti-microbial coating. Available as a 15″x 15″ hand towel or a 47″x 24″ shower towel.
The 15.6″ ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC is the world’s thinnest and lightest portable 1080p monitor, at only 8mm thick and weighing just 1.8lb. It gets power and data via USB-C and can be used in both portrait and landscape modes as either a mirror or a second display.
FilmSpektakel presents a bonkers hyperlapse video of New York City shot via helicopter, taxicab, on foot, and using a variety of cameras and rigs. Assembled from about about 65,000 photos, the fast-moving imagery is a perfect reflection of the city’s on-the-go lifestyle.
Rind-Raja Picture Company took in the sights of South Africa using DJI’s Mavic Pro drone. Just a few years ago it would’ve been impossible for a single person to take these shots without a helicopter. Technology is awesome. The song is African Skies by Stephen Anderson.
Return to the grand days of air travel with a meal aboard a replica Boeing 747 jumbo jet. $300+ for dinner isn’t cheap, but it’s less than a First Class ticket just about anywhere. This LA hotspot sells out months in advance, and they’re considering a Las Vegas location.
Elk is an iOS app that provides currency conversion at a glance. It shows conversions in multiples of ten, hundreds, thousands etc. You can tap on a value to see smaller increments. It also has a very convenient companion app for the Apple Watch. $4 unlocks all currencies.
In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and team set out to cross Antarctica by boat. They ran into ice, and were stranded for 634 days. He helped save his entire crew, but never finished his mission. 100 years later, his great-grandson completed the task in a tricked-out Hyundai Sante Fe.
…but it’s gonna cost you. Japanese food chain Ichiran serves only tonkotsu ramen – noodles in thick pork broth. They let you customize it to your heart’s content, then serve it in private cubicles. Just you and your food. There’s one in Brooklyn, but again…
Photographer Joerg Daiber used a combination of aerial, time-lapse, and tilt-shift techniques to capture a trip through the many scenic locales of the Sultanate of Oman. As usual, the distortion of tilt-shift makes the entire sequence look like its been played out with toys.
Matador’s signature product is still lightweight, water-repellent, puncture proof and shows you how to pack it back into its pouch. But now it has built-in ground stakes as well as sand pockets so it’ll stay down even on windy days. And it also comes in green.