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Snowman in Bahrain

Snowman in Bahrain

Panasonic recently used some of its cool high-tech vacuum insulation to pack a snowman in a box and put it on a 5,314 mile plane trip to Bahrain, so kids there could experience snow for the first time.

Balanzza Truco Suitcase

Balanzza Truco Suitcase

The Balanzza Truco is a smartly designed 3 in 1 bag that becomes a full size carry-on when stacked together; it can be customized for specific travel needs using any combination of its elements.

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Eddie Bauer Airstream Trailer

Eddie Bauer Airstream Trailer

The Eddie Bauer Airstream travel trailer comes with a big hatch in the back for easy access to your gear; it’s also got big fat tires and a handheld exterior shower to stay clean. (Thanks David!)

An Idiot Abroad for the U.S.

An Idiot Abroad for the U.S.

Stateside Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington fans, rejoice: An Idiot Abroad, the show sending travel-averse Pilkington around the globe, is coming to Discovery’s Science Channel in January next year.

Sleepbox

Sleepbox

Need a place to take a nap while stuck at the airport? Sleepbox would offer a climate- and light- controlled private sleeping chamber, with luggage storage, Wi-Fi, gadget charging and an LCD TV.

Thule Crossover Backpack

Thule Crossover Backpack

Thule’s hybrid carry-on doubles as a backpack, with hidden straps, aluminum hardware, oversized wheels and a special heat-molded, crushproof compartment to protect fragile gear.

Expedition Duffel Bag

Expedition Duffel Bag

Made of vegetable-tanned leather and wax canvas, Apolis Activism’s rugged carry-all is a functional mash-up of World War II Belgian duffel bags and Swedish mountaineering gear.

How to Pack a Suitcase

How to Pack a Suitcase

When we hit the skies, we travel light and cram all our stuff in the overhead bin. But we can’t fit more than a couple of days of clothes in our carry-on. Evil Tommy fits a whole month in his.

Kensington Tours: Antarctica

Kensington Tours: Antarctica

Kensington Tours now offers travel packages to Antarctica. Trek to ice waves and ice caves, see a massive emperor penguin colony, go kite skiing, ice and mountain climbing and more.

The Airplane Suite

The Airplane Suite

Nestled in a cozy enclave in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, the Hotel Costa Verde’s latest 2-bedroom suite is housed inside the fuselage of an old Boeing 727 airplane. Guess they couldn’t find the runway.

Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

Pack your items into these nylon zip-ups, and then place the zip-ups into your bags. While it may seem counter-intuitive, Packing Cubes are stiff, helping you cram more items into the same area.

Move-On Suitcase Collection

Move-On Suitcase Collection

Agent’s Move-On suitcase collection was designed for the modern day family: the SURFN has a wheeled platform to tow bored children luggage; the RIDN and STROLLN offer built-in seating.

Traveler’s Pocket Watch

Traveler’s Pocket Watch

Wenger’s simple yet stylish Traveler Pocket Watch has a rugged stainless steel case for durability, 30M water resistance, alarm, GMT function and luminous hands, numerals and markers.

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Pool in the River

Pool in the River

We can only imagine the reason these guys built the Badeschiff swimming pool smack-dab in the middle of Berlin’s River Spree is because it’s too dirty to swim there. Or maybe it’s just looks cool.

Kameha Grand Hotel

Kameha Grand Hotel

The Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn features stylish avant-garde public spaces and rooms by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, a glittering glass façade and stunning views of the Rhine.

Broadsword Handle Umbrella

Broadsword Handle Umbrella

The Broadsword Handle Umbrella is an excellent choice to cover your chainmaille with when you’re scurrying around Camelot in a downpour, and the carrying case doubles as a convenient scabbard.

citizenM Hotel Schiphol

citizenM Hotel Schiphol

The luxury citizenM hotel is 2 minutes walking distance from Schiphol’s terminals. Public spaces are filled with dramatic Vitra furniture; rooms have king beds, rain showers, LCD tvs and free wi-fi.

Aircruise Airship

Aircruise Airship

870 feet tall, totally silent, and pollution free, the Aircruise is a uber-lux airship that runs on solar power and hydrogen fuel cells; it’ll carry 100 people from London to NYC in 37 hours.

Gravity Ruler Luggage Scale

Gravity Ruler Luggage Scale

We wonder about long-term accuracy, but kudos to Lin Wei and Marcella Maltese for their simple yet brilliant Gravity Ruler Luggage Scale; the bungee cord stretches to indicate weight.

Galactic Suites

Galactic Suites

Galactic Suites plans to open the first space hotel in 2012; $4.4 million buys you a 3-day stay (with 15 sunrises/day), a velcro-covered suit, and 8 weeks of training on a tropical island.

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Round-the-World Pub Crawl

Round-the-World Pub Crawl

Gentlemen, your vacation has arrived: Thirsty Swagman offers tours that focus solely on great nightlife and watering holes, including a Round-the-World Pub Crawl. Thanks, Kenneth!

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