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 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.
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.
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.
Burton makes versatile gear, and their Backhill Duffel is no exception; it’s rugged, with sealed seams, backpack straps, and pockets galore for toiletries, wet stuff and your devices. Beach, city or mountain, it will be your best friend.
Unlike other heated mugs, the Nanoheat mug has a built-in battery so you don’t have to keep it plugged in to work. It can keep your drink at 145ºF to 155ºF for 45 mins. per charge. It also has an optional wireless charger.
Long before we had phones that could shoot time-lapse videos, Disney used good old film to document the construction of its California theme park, and recently shared this classic footage in celebration of its upcoming 60th anniversary.
For the explorer on a budget. California-based Off the Grid Rentals has teardrop trailers, rooftop tents and truck bed racks for rent with affordable daily rates. They also have freezers and generators for rent.
Designed by Nendo for Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano, the Kame (“tortoise”) 36L carry-on suitcase has a cloth lid that easily opens from both the side and the top. It also has a built-in cable lock and removable mesh pockets.
To promote Russian airline S7 Airlines, advertising agency W+K Amsterdam asked kids to come up with imaginary locations, then showed that our planet is fantastic in its own ways. One-way ticket to Lake Chocolate please.
The Outbound Collective is a website for outdoor explorers. The site asks local experts to contribute their favorite outdoor adventures, and features directions, packing suggestions and other info. They also offer outdoor gear shopping.
Photographer Ryan Deboodt flew his drone into the belly of Vietnam’s Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest known cave, capturing spectacular footage of the lush which looks like it belongs on Pandora. See more photos from his journey here.
Ofer Rozenman took a trip across eastern Europe with his wife and friends, and along the way he managed to snap 8,000+ beautifully composed photos to create this far above average time-lapse of their journey. The track is Big Jet Plane.
BlenderBottle’s GoStak is a set of four stackable and modular containers. They come with a removable carrying handle that also locks on their lids. They’re food-safe and perfect for taking snacks, medicines and other small items.
The international airport in Saint Martin is known for having its runway insanely close to the beach. Here, world traveler Paul Luning captured one of the landings in slow-motion, and it’s visual that’s so unreal that you’d think it was a VFX shot.
ArchTek’s travel-friendly toothpaste. Simply chew one with a bit of water (or your spit) and start brushing. Unlike most toothpaste tubes, its packaging is recyclable. Also available in clamshell packs with individual pouches.
A rugged flashlight with built-in GPS, a fitness tracker and other apps. It also has a USB port that lets you charge other devices from its battery or attach a Fogo module, which will include a walkie-talkie and a satellite modem.
Photographer Rob Whitworth wows us onceagain, creating an eye-popping journey to the city of Dubai, as seen through the lens of his incredible flow motion time-lapse process. Check out some additional footage in 4K here and here.
A USB charger that has four interchangeable plugs – American, European, British and Australian – so you can use an outlet wherever you are. Each plug is just over 0.5″ thick when folded, making it extremely portable.
Traveler Joshua Rapperport took a nearly 3,000 mile journey across Southeast Asia on his motorbike. Here, he shares highlights from the epic adventure, captured from his perspective. The track is Welcome Home by Radical Face.
Laundry bags to help the clueless dormer: one for whites, one for darks and one to give to mom. The first two are printed with washing machine instructions, while the third one has tips for thanking mom plus contingency plans.
The AMPL Smartbag has an 8.5Wh battery and USB charging ports in each pocket. It has a mobile app that lets you monitor and prioritize plugged in devices. Add-ons include extra battery packs and an inverter with an AC plug. Drops soon for $299.
The Louisville Mega Cavern in Kentucky will soon open a 320,000sq.ft. underground bike park. Located 100ft. underground, the cavern stays at 60ºF all year round. It will have bike rentals and courses for all ages and skill levels.
If you wanna go where everybody knows your name, live in Whittier, Alaska. The city’s offices, stores and most of the residents are located in one big condominium complex. They should meet the folks at the floating city. More at NPR.
A simple, portable accessory that lets you use your laptop while standing. It consists of three interlocking pieces made of bamboo or birch. It weighs about 2lb. but can withstand over 900lb. loads. Available in 9″, 12″ and 14″ sizes.