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Introducing the Icelandverse

Introducing the Icelandverse

There are few places on our planet as spectacular as Iceland. To encourage tourism to their beautiful country, Inspired by Iceland created this amusing promo video that pokes fun at the whole Metaverse concept, reminding us that visiting real places will always be better than virtual ones. (Thanks, Rob!)

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Free Rein Faroe Islands

Free Rein Faroe Islands

Ford Performance sent pro driver Vaughn Gittin, Jr. on a sightseeing trip to the Faroe Islands with the most awesome of rides – the Mustang Mach-E 1400 drift car. Strap in and buckle up for a wild and breathtaking ride trip to this beautiful destination, powered entirely by electricity.

Space Tourist Passport Holder

Space Tourist Passport Holder
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At the moment, you have to be uber-rich, a trained astronaut, or a celebrity to visit the edge of space. But we hope that someday, trips to space could be as routine as intercontinental air travel. Until then you can pretend to be a Space Tourist with this faux leather passport holder from Fred.

The Rig Amusement Park

The Rig Amusement Park

An investment fund in Saudi Arabia is working on one of the craziest ideas for an amusement park ever. They plan on building a giant theme park and resort on an oil rig platform in the Arabian Gulf. Once complete, The Rig is expected to have three hotels, 11 restaurants, and a variety of thrill rides, live shows, and water sports.

One Long Swimming Pool

One Long Swimming Pool

This family-friendly resort in Guangdong, China has a unique water feature – a massive swimming pool that connects the yards of its numerous villas. It’s basically a manmade, chlorinated river. You can book a villa at the Baodun Lake Hushan Hot Spring Resort on Trip.com.

National Parks Checklist Water Bottle

National Parks Checklist Water Bottle
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Whether you’re hiking the trails of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or Crater Lake, you need to keep hydrated. Parks Project’s insulated stainless steel water bottle will quench your thirst, while tracking your travels. The 32oz. bottle lists U.S. National Parks and provides spots for you to check them off your bucket lists with a Sharpie.

Caravan Outpost

Caravan Outpost

Gleaming steel and curves give Airstream trailers their timeless appeal. For everyone with Airstream dreams there’s Ojai, California’s Caravan Outpost, a bohemian-cool oasis with 10 gleaming Airstreams serving as rooms. Set in a semi-circle, each trailer has its own shaded palm garden with a hammock or table and chairs.

Llangollen Canal POV

Llangollen Canal POV

The Llangollen Canal is a UK waterway that links Denbighshire, Wales with Hurleston, Cheshire. Machine Thinking takes us on a journey through this 18th-century marvel that incorporates more than 20 locks as well as a pair of impressive aqueducts. It’s no longer used to transport goods and now offers leisurely boat tours.

The Great Vertical Wall

The Great Vertical Wall

The Great Wall of China is renowned for its astounding 13,171-mile length. But there’s one part of the wall that’s especially notable, not for its length but its height. Parts of the now crumbling Jiankou section are insanely steep and only possible to climb by the most fearless explorers.

Welcome to Earth (Trailer)

Welcome to Earth (Trailer)

Will Smith teamed up with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky for an epic journey to the furthest reaches of Earth, exploring some of our planet’s most incredible and elusive sights and experiences. The six-episode National Geographic series is coming to Disney+ in December 2021.

Win a Windstar Cruise

Think like a pirate to solve the clues in a video treasure hunt and be automatically entered to win a free cruise anywhere Windstar Cruises’ small ships and yachts sail. During their voyage, the winner and a guest will then be doubly rewarded with what Windstar says will be “the ultimate hidden treasure.”

Stepping Out Onto Mt. Rainier

Stepping Out Onto Mt. Rainier

Living in a big city, the view outside our front door is a bunch of other houses, parked cars, and traffic. But from this old lookout point high atop Mt. Rainier in Washington state, you open the door to a vista so spectacular that even a vertical video can’t diminish its majesty.

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Matterhorn Wingsuit Flight

Matterhorn Wingsuit Flight

Many of the extreme sports videos out there are filled with edits, music, and post-production sweetening. If you prefer yours raw and uncut, you’ll love this smooth and serene clip from Dom.e featuring a first-person wingsuit flight from more than 13,000 feet up along the Hornli Ridge at Switzerland’s Matterhorn.

The World’s Largest Sphere

The World’s Largest Sphere

Las Vegas is always trying to outdo itself, and the MSG Sphere looks to transform Sin City’s skyline again. The B1M showcases this 367 foot-tool structure, located behind The Venetian. Its main attractions will be a 17,000 seat theater with a wraparound LED screen, and an exterior covered with millions of LEDs. Opening is set for 2023.

Flying Over Angel Falls

Flying Over Angel Falls

While exploring the jungles of Venezuela, photographer and drone pilot Ellis van Jason visited Angel Falls. While there, he captured some spectacular and dizzying FPV footage of the 3121 foot-tall natural wonder, which holds the record for the tallest waterfall on the planet.

Gliding to the Alps

Gliding to the Alps

Pilot Stefan Langer takes us on a fly-along in his single-seat glider, as he gets tugged along a runway and uses winds to carry his plane into the mountains of Austria. Around the 12-minute mark, he reaches the edge of the alpine range, eventually passing over the ski resorts of the Kitzsteinhorn and Hintertuxer glaciers.

Little Big Ore Mountains

Little Big Ore Mountains

Filmmaker Joerg Daiber has taken us to some exotic places through his Little Big World series. But during the pandemic he stayed closer to home, capturing amazing footage around Germany, including the snow-capped trees, medieval castles, and vintage railroads of the Erzgebirge, also known as the Ore Mountains.

The Coldest City on Earth

The Coldest City on Earth

We’re based in Chicago, so we know a thing or two about cold winters. But we’ve never experienced anything like Yakutsk, Siberia, which has recorded a low temperature of -96°F (71°C). Discover With Cenet takes us on a trip to this frigid city, which is home to over 300,000 residents, and contends with some unique challenges due to the cold.

Giza Pyramid Drone Photography

Giza Pyramid Drone Photography

Photographer Alexander Ladanivskyy worked with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism to secure permission to fly a drone above the Great Pyramid of Giza, capturing incredible top-down views of this architectural wonder. Be sure to flip through the Instagram gallery for the zoomed-in shots of the bricks at the very top.

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China’s “Bending” Bridge

China’s “Bending” Bridge

The Ruyi Bridge is one of the most interesting bridge designs on the planet. Located in the Shenxianju Scenic Area in Taizhou, China, it features three connected arches – one that rises and two that dip. The two lower bridges are connected by a glass walkway which allows pedestrians to peer down to the forest 459 feet below.

Norway by Kayak

Norway by Kayak

We’ve never been to Norway, but now that we’ve seen this video by Tomasz Furmanek, we really want to go there and float in a kayak. Take one minute out of your busy day to enjoy this relaxing tour of the fjords and western coastal areas of the country. The 60fps hypersmooth slow-motion GoPro footage really adds to the immersion.

El Capitan Canyon Santa Barbara

El Capitan Canyon Santa Barbara

Yearning for adventure? El Capitan Canyon offers a memorable getaway on the unspoiled California coast north of Santa Barbara. One of the USA’s first sustainably-minded “glamping” lodges, it offers comfy cedar cabins, safari tents, and domed yurts stretched along a peaceful canyon creek within 350 protected acres.

Jose Cuervo Express Train Elite Wagon

Jose Cuervo Express Train Elite Wagon

The Jose Cuervo Express — AKA the Tequila Train — journeys every other Saturday from Guadalajara, Mexico to the “magical town” of Tequila where the spirit was born. Travel first-class in the Jose Cuervo Express Elite Wagon with panoramic views, an open bar lounge, and guided tastings. Operating at 65% capacity means you can stretch out.

The Beauty of Greenland

The Beauty of Greenland

Filmmaker Dennis Schmelz takes us on a wondrous photographic tour, sailing the waters of Disko Bay off of Greenland. Along the way, you’ll witness impressive icebergs, a pair of whales, incredible blue-green waters, gorgeous sunsets, and visit with the people of the world’s largest island.

Carry-On Closet Suitcase

Carry-On Closet Suitcase
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Solgaard’s ingenious carry-on suitcase lets you travel without unpacking. It has a shelving system that expands to provide access to folded garments. The closet section can also be hung in a hotel closet. Its hardshell case is made from recycled ocean plastic and comes in 39L and 46L sizes. They also make 96L checked luggage.

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