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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Pangram Pangram x CASETiFY

Pangram Pangram x CASETiFY

Type foundry Pangram Pangram teamed up with CASETiFY to create a series of unique iPhone cases and Apple Watch straps. Each one features a bar-code label inspired by travel, shipping, parking, or shopping. The baggage tag design can be partially customized with text of your choice.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Walt Disney World’s most immersive experience yet will be a new hotel being built next to Galaxy’s Edge. The Galactic Starcruiser will make multi-day guests feel like they’re inside a spaceship – the Halcyon – via galactic views, hotel staff portrayed by characters like Chewbacca, and a port day on the planet Batuu.

Disney Parks’ Avengers Campus

Disney Parks’ Avengers Campus

Galaxy’s Edge still has that new theme park smell. Now, Disney has revealed 2020 plans for a Marvel-themed land at Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris. “Avengers Campus” will include the current Guardians of the Galaxy ride, and a new Spider-Man ride-through attraction, Tony Stark’s Worldwide Engineering Brigade.

Scenic Submarine Cruise

Scenic Submarine Cruise

Aside from the Titanic, cruise ships don’t usually execute deep dives. Until now. Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has become the first cruise line to equip a ship with a submarine for underwater excursions, with its new 114-stateroom, all-veranda, ultra-luxury ship, the Scenic Eclipse.

Denali 4K

Denali 4K

The seasons will soon be changing, so let’s stop for a sec and check out this gorgeous time-lapse of Denali National Park that photographer Taylor Gray put together. Spot wildlife, weather the storm and enjoy the northern lights swirling across the sky, all from the (dis)comfort of your office chair.

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Dollar Flight Club Premium

While there are plenty of apps out there to help you find good travel deals, Dollar Flight Club automatically alerts its members to deals to their favorite destinations, helping to save hundreds of dollars on flights. Save 50% on a 1-year premium subscription in The Awesomer Shop, for access to 4x as many deals, and other perks.

LEGO Train in the Mountains

LEGO Train in the Mountains

YouTuber Arjen Hartsuiker has a love for building with LEGO, but he’s also into mountaineering. So he decided to combine his two passions, by taking a 7-hour climb in the Italian Alps to an altitude of about 8300 feet, where he set up a LEGO train set with one of the most epic views ever seen by its minifig passengers.

Lexus Ultimate U.S. Open Road Trip

Lexus Ultimate U.S. Open Road Trip

What’s more exciting than a road trip to the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach? A road trip with Lexus packed with awesome cars, sights, and golf courses along the way. We knew that we would have a great time on this weeklong odyssey cruising the California coast line, but nothing could prepare us for the glorious world of Lexus hospitality.

Language & Culture Learning Bundle

Pay what you want to build your skills in other languages and cultures with this extensive bundle of digital courses, travel guides, and cookbooks from Lonely Planet and Transparent Language. There’s content for Spain, France, Italy, Germany, China, Korea, Brazil, Portugal, Thailand, Russia, Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Wakeboarding Bangkok

Wakeboarding Bangkok

Take a trip through the exotic floating markets of Bangkok, Thailand, courtesy of Red Bull and athlete Dominik Gührs. Along the way he splashes his wakeboard past vendors and monks, and pulls off a variety of jumps, spins, rail slides, and other tricks through the narrow waterways.

Airplane Pockets

Airplane Pockets

Let’s face it, air travel can suck. Make it a little less sucky by having easy access to your personal items, and a clean tray table. This washable fabric cover slides over tray tables, adding pocket organizers for your gear, while covering the grubby and germy tray surface.

Little Big Bohol

Little Big Bohol

Take a trip to one of the most beautiful and unusual spots in the Philippines, courtesy of filmmaker Joerg Daiber’s tilt-shift series LittleBigWorld. Bohol’s Chocolate Hills are limestone formations left over from the Ice Age, when the island was submerged.

The Silence of Scotland

The Silence of Scotland

As part of his Silence Project, photographer Casper Rolsted takes a less-is-more approach to filmmaking with this footage of Scotland’s beauty, accompanied by immersive and relaxing sounds of nature. Best enjoyed with headphones with the volume cranked.

Klean Kanteen TKWide Bottle

Klean Kanteen TKWide Bottle

Klean Kanteen’s fat-mouth insulated bottle is compatible with three different caps. The Loop Cap provides easy access to the bottles’ full opening, the Café Cap lets you sip drinks, and the Straw Cap has a stainless steel and silicone straw. In 12oz, 16oz, 20oz, 32oz, and 64oz sizes.

Tooletries

Tooletries

Tooletries are removable and reusable silicone tiles that hold your grooming essentials, such as your toothbrush, soap and razor. You can mix and match the pieces and even take them with you when you travel.

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

On our recent trip to Kentucky, we enjoyed a mix of horses, horsepower, baseball, and bourbon. We also visited Toyota’s largest factory in the world. Georgetown’s TMMK plant makes about 2,000 cars a day, and serves as a living monument to our global economy, where Japanese and American ingenuity and skill come together.

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