Most of the time a movie production films on location, they try to return it to the way they found it. But once in a while they just up and leave their set pieces behind, like at this surreal location in Iceland, where Mobile Instinct visited an “ancient” village was built for a movie back in 2009 or so.
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If you’re looking for some of the world’s most extraordinary and extreme mountain bike trails, look no further than this video from Red Bull. Along the way, MTB riders Rob Warner, Matt Jones, Ollie Wilkins, and Finn Lies will take you on a trip through six spectacular locations, from Africa to New Zealand to Colombia.
Whether you travel for work or play, you want the right equipment for your journey. The folks at Everyday Carry picked some of their favorite gadgets for keeping you connected, powered up, on time, and for capturing memories of your travels this year and into the next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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