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Hotel Okura Tokyo: End of an Era

Hotel Okura Tokyo: End of an Era

Since it opened in 1962 the main wing of Hotel Okura’s Tokyo branch has largely remained the same, and as such stands as a living relic of modernist Japanese art. Sadly, the building will be demolished this month. More at Monocle.

Tiny Airport

Tiny Airport

There are tons of tilt-shifted, time-lapse videos out there, but the tiny toy effect is especially effective in this video by Darwinfish105, as he makes the airplanes and ground crews at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport look like living miniatures.

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Paris in 4K

Paris in 4K

Photographer Sacha Luisada takes us on a tour through some of the most scenic and iconic locations in Paris, France. Shot as a combination of time-lapse footage and smooth motion video courtesy of a Glidecam XR2000.

iArrow for iOS

iArrow for iOS

iArrow lets you save locations or coordinates and then find your way (back) to them even if you don’t have an Internet connection. It also has the location of 2M+ landmarks from around the world.

Block Island

Block Island

It wouldn’t be summer without seeing wooden fences aiding the mighty Atlantic dunes, so enjoy three minutes of zen on Block Island, courtesy of Rich Lee and his DJI Phantom 3. Situated just 14 miles south of Montauk, it made us think of this.

Earth Porn

Earth Porn

Discover some natural wonders of North America WeWannaGoTV’s series of short films, which take us into British Columbia, through the waters and badlands of Alberta, culminating with the eye-popping beauty of Alaska’s mountains.

4 Minutes in Alaska

4 Minutes in Alaska

Microsoft sent us on an epic adventure to Alaska to learn from NatGeo photographer Stephen Alvarez, and shoot photos and video with their Lumia 640XL smartphone. Here’s the time-lapse version of our journey. Hi-res images here.

ESCAPE Traveler

ESCAPE Traveler

From the makers of the ESCAPE portable home comes one of the coziest RVs you’ll ever see. The Traveler has a cedar, glass and steel exterior and comes with a 30″ fridge, thermostat, water heater, and lots of possible add-ons.

We Call This Home

We Call This Home

In 2011 Walter Chang quit his job and started what ended up being a 3-year journey around the world spanning 60 countries. He’s currently raising funds on Kickstarter for a photobook about his experiences.

Girl of My Dreams

Girl of My Dreams

If you’re feeling pretty bad about your life, model Jay Alvarrez’s video will only make you feel worse. It’s dedicated to his out of this world girlfriend Alexis Ren and their constant travels, but really it’s a slap to all of our faces.

Mountainside Sleeping Capsules

Mountainside Sleeping Capsules

Natura Vive provides the ultimate lodgings for adventurers, with its Skylodge suites. These transparent luxury rooms hang from a Peruvian mountainside, and can only be reached by a 1300 ft. climb or a lengthy hike and zipline trail.

The MULE

The MULE

The MULE is a cart for humans. Inventor Melvin McCoy claims it lets you haul up to twice your carrying capacity. Melvin is currently attempting to walk 500 miles  – from Tennessee to Washington DC  – pulling a loaded MULE.

Muji Well Fitted Neck Cushion

Muji Well Fitted Neck Cushion

It’s the Ostrich Pillow minus the awkward form. Muji’s Well Fitted Neck Cushion is stuffed with the same microbeads that are in the bestselling Body Fit beanbag and is thick and comfy enough to use as a pillow.

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Not Going Home

Not Going Home

The best use of the selfie stick goes to Stephen and Sammy. The couple’s edit of their 31-day round-the-world trip is so wonderful, the pop duo Great Good Fine OK used it as the official video for their song Not Going Home.

Loving Lanka

Loving Lanka

At the end of 2014 Sebastian Linda quit his jobs, got married then traveled to Sri Lanka. This hyperlapse video not only preserves their honeymoon, but a rumination of how one’s present state can redefine their past.

Shelfpack

Shelfpack

Spacious luggage that turns into a shelf – eliminating the need for unpacking. The Shelfpack has four built-in shelves that clip on a pair of retractable supports. It also has three outer pockets and a total capacity of 115L.

Happier Camper HC1

Happier Camper HC1

A lightweight trailer that’s classic on the outside but modern on the inside. It weighs just 1100lb. thanks to its fiberglass shell. Its interior can be equipped with modular and rearrangable parts, such as beds, kitchenettes and drawers.

Edge of Space Fighter Jet Flight

Edge of Space Fighter Jet Flight

Fly to up to 14 miles in altitude, and see the Earth’s curvature on MiGFlug’s unique 50-minute tour. You’ll ride in the company’s MiG-29 Fulcrum jet and experience air speeds of up to Mach 2 (~1520mph).

Lost in New Zealand

Lost in New Zealand

Ben Steensels and his friends recently went on a whirlwind tour of New Zealand, covering a lot of ground – from lush forests to snowy peaks – in just six days. He captured the overwhelming experience in this wonderfully edited short film.

GolfPod

GolfPod

Aeroe’s GolfPod is a durable golf bag that eliminates the need to get a separate travel case. It has a hardshell cover, built-in travel wheels and TSA-approved locks. It also has an accessory that lets you mount it to car roof racks.

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Shinola Rambler

Shinola Rambler

The first travel watch from Detroit watchmaker Shinola. The Rambler is a 44mm watch with a 24-hour hand and a rotating ring bezel. It has a stainless steel case, sapphire crystal cover and leather straps.

Camp by Camp

Camp by Camp

Filmmaker Mark Christy and makeup artist Nives Riddles did something many of us have dreamed of. They sold everything they owned other than a Chevy pickup and some camping gear, and hit the open road to live in the great outdoors.

The Internetest Safety Video

The Internetest Safety Video

For their latest flight safety video, Delta Airlines gathered up a veritable who’s who of viral videos, from Roomba Cat to Double Rainbow guy to Screaming Goat. Sure, most of the references are really dated, but we’d happily fly Air Meme.

Air New Zealand: Safety Safari

Air New Zealand: Safety Safari

Now that it’s done with Hobbits, Air New Zealand has found a new way to get passengers to watch their air safety videos – by filling them with beautiful young women and men frolicking on the beach and showing off their surfing skills.

Reverie of Vietnam

Reverie of Vietnam

Olivier Astrologo’s recap of his recent trip to Vietnam features the Southeast Asian country’s natural wonders, historical sites and the daily life in one of its cities. Shot with a Sony A7ii, 35mm & 55mm lenses and a handheld gimbal.

Road Trip: 2016 Kia Sorento

Road Trip: 2016 Kia Sorento

The folks at Kia set us up with their brand new, road trip worthy 2016 Sorento SUV, and sent us to see the Chicago Bulls take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA playoffs. Read all about the adventures we had on 95Octane.

Walk in Shanghai

Walk in Shanghai

Take a walk around Shanghai – from its bustling commercial districts to its nooks and crannies – in this quirky reversed time-lapse by JT Singh & Company. That day and night transition scene was really cool.

Las Vegas Isn’t Las Vegas

Las Vegas Isn’t Las Vegas

YouTube Educator CGP Grey explains to us that the part of Nevada that we think is Las Vegas isn’t really Las Vegas at all. Rather, the entire Strip we know and love is an unincorporated area known as Paradise.

Jauntful DIY City Guides

Jauntful DIY City Guides

Jauntful lets you make online city guides and browse user-made ones for free. It’s great for helping out visiting loved ones or planning your own trips. It can also format guides into print-friendly versions.

Passport Index

Passport Index

An interactive gallery of the world’s passports. You can sort and find passports by location, by color and by ranking. The latter reflects a country’s visa restrictions, i.e. how many visa-free destinations are available to its citizens.

Barracuda Carry-on

Barracuda Carry-on

A carry-on suitcase that collapses to just 4″ when not in use. The Barracuda also has a built-in work tray, a handle that rotates 360º, a front flap that opens halfway for easy access and a built-in USB charger. Also has an optional tracking module.

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