Teton Gravity Research and HBO teamed up for this four-part documentary series that combines extreme sports, global adventuring, and nature show in one. Each episode, a group of skilled athletes take on daring missions to reach exotic and undiscovered locations. Premieres 7.12.2022 on HBO Max.
Instead of taking a bath on MLB ticket$$$, fans in Atlanta can take a Presidential Suite bubble bath while watching a live Braves game. Special suites, guestrooms, and the rooftop pool at the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta have awesome ballfield views. Book during home games to score overnight home runs.
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Photographer Kien Lam has been traveling the globe for over a decade. He spent 343 days before the pandemic lockdowns of 2020 shooting this spectacular time-lapse video. In all, he visited 17 countries by plane, train, and bus, and shot more than 6200 images. You can follow Kien’s ongoing adventures at Where and Wander.
From gondolas to cable cars to staircases to skateboards, there are many ways to get down a hill. But in Funchal, Madiera, you can ride the Monte Toboggans, which are basically wicker sofas on rails steered by a pair of strong-footed pilots. Tom Scott takes us for a ride – without a seatbelt.
Aki from Japan did a brilliant job capturing and editing this footage of Nagano while showing off a few of the capabilities of the Insta360 ONE RS action camera. The sequence includes a mix of time-lapse and hyperlapse shots, and also demonstrates the camera’s ability to automatically remove its selfie stick from shots.
After COVID locked us up in our personal escape rooms, we’re longing for a real escape like the overnight game at Hilton Orlando where groups complete missions around the sprawling resort to discover a secret. Called the world’s largest/tallest escape “room”, it requires a smart device for clues and (spoiler) a swimsuit.
In the summer of 2021, photographer Joerg Daiber visited Ukraine and captured footage of Kyiv at the peak of normalcy. While life has changed dramatically for the people of this great nation and its capital city, this footage stands as a reminder of better days and inspiration for peace to return to the country.
Photographers Martin Heck and Morten Rustad captured this incredible ultra high-definition, time-lapse footage of the blue-green ice and water of Norway’s fjords. If you’re looking for something to transport your thoughts from home today, this is it. Best watched in full-screen.
All spring break hotels are required by law (we wish) to have Instagram-worthy swimming pools. Overachiever Hyatt Regency Indian Wells has the largest water feature in Greater Palm Springs. The massive $21 million waterpark redo has a 450-foot lazy river, a kids’ splash area, and two 30-foot HyTides Plunge waterslides.
Like the idea of camping except for all the getting back to nature stuff? Chicago’s luxe landmark The Gwen offers the city’s first urban glamping experience. With bird’s-eye views of Michigan Avenue, the 16th-floor private terrace of the Gwen Lux Suite has a boho Lotus Belle tent with a comfy queen-sized bed.
Thanks to their seemingly endless supply of wealth, Dubai continues to build many of the world’s most over-the-top attractions. Among them is Deep Dive Dubai, a crystal-clear diving pool that’s 196 feet deep at its lowest point. But that’s wasn’t enough. They filled the structure with the ruins of a post-apocalyptic city.
With locations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines is filled with vintage arcade machines that date back to the Soviet era. Incredibly, the machines have all been restored and are playable. Baklykov. Live takes us on a tour of the museum, its machines, and other artifacts.
One place on our travel bucket list is Zambia, Africa’s Victoria Falls. While we’ve yet to visit the falls, drone pilot and photographer Christoph Benfey got us closer to this world wonder than we’ll ever get in person. Shot with a GoPro HERO10 Black camera on an Armattan Marmotte drone frame using DJI’s FPV system.
To showcase the beauty of Brazil at World Expo Dubai, design studio Cactus created an awe-inspiring multisensory experience inside an enormous “digital canvas.” Images and sounds of Brazil’s myriad landscapes surround viewers via 140+ projectors that seamlessly map over two billion pixels per second. Ends 3.31.22.
Today, the Las Vegas Strip is an ever-changing landscape of mega-resorts. This footage from the Kino Library gives us a glimpse at the Strip as it appeared in 1975. While Caesars and the Flamingo live on, most other properties on display have since been bulldozed. Though you can still find their signs at The Neon Museum.
This unique vacation rental in Washougal, Washington was inspired by Jurassic Park. In addition to the comfy 3-bedroom, 2-bath house, it has five animatronic dinosaurs scattered around the property. Inside, you’ll find artifacts like a mosquito encased in amber and books written by Dr. Ian Malcolm and Dr. John Hammond.
We’ve seen an eye-popping top-down perspective of the Pyramids of Giza before. Now witness this world wonder from a different angle, as Red Bull athletes Fred Fugen, Vincent Cotte, and Mike Swanson fly incredibly close to the Pyramid of Khafre thanks to their streamlined new wingsuits.
With a record low temperature of -64.4°C (-83.9°F), Yakutsk, Russia, is known as the coldest city in the world. Local resident Kiun B braved the outdoors on a typically chilly winter day to perform six experiments to show just how quickly stuff freezes there. We need to try that banana hammer trick here in Chicago.
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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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.
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.
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.