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Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds

Photographer and world traveler Ivan Bondarenko takes us on an aerial tour of one of Earth’s most spectacular locales, the lush, greenery-covered limestone hills near Guilin China, reminding us yet again how amazing our planet is. Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.

Satechi Dual Type-C PD Charger

Satechi Dual Type-C PD Charger

Satechi’s new 75W charger takes the place of four adapters, thanks to its two USB-C ports and two USB-A 3.0 ports. One USB-C port can deliver up to 60W, enough to charge laptops, while the other one delivers up to 18W.

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Casually Explained: Travel

Casually Explained: Travel

Are you getting cabin fever as winter’s icy grip sets in? Then consider reserving yourself a ticket and going somewhere new. Casually Explained offers some advice on how to pick your destination, some tips for negotiating your way through the airport, and more.

Venque Flypack Briefcase

Venque Flypack Briefcase

Venque’s versatile briefcase is made from waterproof, dustproof, and abrasion-resistant fabric. It can also be carried as a messenger bag or a backpack. It fits up to a 17″ laptop and has luggage style packing and waterproof toiletry pockets.

Storage Soles

Storage Soles

Store extra cash, a spare key and other small valuables in your shoes with Storage Soles. It’s a foam insole that comes with a durable and removable storage compartment. The insole is a size 12, but it has guide lines that let you cut it to smaller sizes, down to a size 8.

Carry-on Closet 2.0

Carry-on Closet 2.0

Solgaard’s Carry-on Closet has a retractable and detachable shelving system, so you can organize and then hang your clothes and other belongings instead of manually unpacking them. This new version has a built-in USB charging port that works with any power bank.

PlayStation Carry-on Luggage

PlayStation Carry-on Luggage

Good Smile Company and Sony teamed up to create PlayStation-branded carry-on luggage. They each have a capacity of 32L and are made of ABS plastic and polyurethane. They’re available in three designs.

Driving Through a Waterfall

Driving Through a Waterfall

Even if there weren’t a waterfall gushing onto this road in Nepal, we’d think twice before driving down this narrow, twisty, turny path with its sketchy barricades and crumbly bits. We’re just glad we get to watch it from the comfort of our laptop screens.

Adam Ruins Frequent Flyer Miles

Adam Ruins Frequent Flyer Miles

If you think your credit card’s frequent flyer miles program is a great deal, Adam Ruins Everything is here to make you think again. Airlines and banks create convoluted and ever-changing rules that make redeeming miles difficult and confusing.

Resort in a Blimp Hanger

Resort in a Blimp Hanger

This massive structure was once used to house airships, but has been converted into an indoor resort. Located in Eastern Germany Tropical Islands features an indoor rainforest, hiking paths, waterslide, hotel rooms, restaurants, and a beach. Wonder World takes us inside.

Toilo Toiletry Bag

Toilo Toiletry Bag

Organize your grooming kit on the go with this waterproof and scratch-resistant toiletry bag. It has a roll-up design to make it compact and expandable mesh pockets for your toothbrush, toothpaste, facial wash and more. It also has two zipped pockets and a leather loop.

Vollebak 100 Year Pants

Vollebak 100 Year Pants

Vollebak’s spendy pants are made from three layers of fabric that make them resistant to fire, water, wind and abrasion. They also have four zipped pockets, leg vents that go all the way up to the knee, and an adjustable belt tape to protect your ankles. Also available as shorts.

Frontgate Magnetic World Map

Frontgate Magnetic World Map

The Heirloom world map has a magnetic surface. It comes with 50 magnets in five different colors so you can chart past, current and future travels. Additional magnets are available for purchase. There are also variants of the map with different frames and colors.

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Rover Speed Robotic Suitcase

Rover Speed Robotic Suitcase

The Rover Speed is the improved version of Cowarobot’s R1 robotic suitcase. It now has a more stylish design and is faster. It can move at up to 10 mph and lasts up to 12 mi per charge. Its battery is removable and doubles as a power bank.

Pecuilar Pyongyang

Pecuilar Pyongyang

Photographer Joerg Daiber of LittleBigWorld recently traveled to North Korea, where he managed to capture tilt-shift, time-lapse images of its enigmatic capital city. Politics and human rights concerns aside, the vibrant imagery belies most impressions of the country.

Bagsmart Xpedition Backpack

Bagsmart Xpedition Backpack

Bagsmart’s Xpedition backpack uses modules that attach to an X-shaped frame using Fidlock magnetic snaps. This not only keeps your items compartmentalized, it also distributes weight evenly, reducing strain when carrying the bag. You can choose from three module sets.

The North Face x Spike Jonze Bags

The North Face x Spike Jonze Bags

Filmmaker Spike Jonze collaborated with The North Face’s Japan-only sub-brand Purple Label to make two wonderful bags – a shuttle roller and The North Face’s classic 3Way Bag. Both bags are made of Italian wool and come in two plaid color schemes.

Our Vegas Odyssey with MGM

Our Vegas Odyssey with MGM

We flew to Las Vegas for another off-road adventure with the Trail Trek Tour. While we spent our days on the trails, we spent evenings enjoying the comforts of the new Park MGM, eating like kings, enjoying nightlife, and getting a taste of what MGM Resorts has to offer.

Bond Escapade Pouch

Bond Escapade Pouch

Bond Travel Gear’s Escapade Pouch makes for a great EDC bag or packing cube. It’s made of 1000D ballistic nylon, has double stitched zippers and stress points, uses weatherproof zippers and has silicone-backed elastic straps to secure your belongings.

Droplet Trailer

Droplet Trailer

The Droplet is a camping pod inspired by teardrop trailers. It’s fully insulated and comes with a queen size bed and a fully equipped kitchen. Best of all, it weighs only 950lb, meaning even a compact car can comfortably tow it.

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Smark Language Translator

Smark Language Translator

This high tech translator device has a detachable module that lets the person you’re talking to speak clearly into the microphone. It supports voice and text translations for 37 languages. It works via Wi-Fi or cellular data, and also acts as a mobile hotspot.

Bobcat Quilt

Bobcat Quilt

Kammok’s Bobcat packable quilt is great for overnight camping or long haul travel. It’s made of soft ripstop nylon that’s tear-resistant and water-repellent. It has straps to attach it to a camping mattress, and drawstring cords to turn it into a sleeping bag.

Eagle Creek Money Belt

Eagle Creek Money Belt

Eagle Creek’s money belt has a hidden, 19″-long zippered pocket where you can keep your bills discreetly but still have them within reach. Its buckle has a brushed metal finish but is actually made of plastic, so you don’t have to take it off for metal detectors.

Chasing Lights in the Himalayas

Chasing Lights in the Himalayas

While fillmakers Robin Pogorzelski and Simon Bourrat were in Nepal working on the documentary Everest Green, they shot this short film, which is packed with beautifully lit and composed vignettes, each of which could be a still photograph hanging on a gallery wall.

Ride of the Dead

Ride of the Dead

Mexico’s Oaxacan highlands play host to the Trans Sierra Norte, a grueling mountain bike race, which ends in Oaxaca City just in time for the Day of the Dead celebration. Red Bull’s exceptional short film invites us to experience both with a rider touched by death.

English in Japan

English in Japan

When we were in Tokyo, we were fascinated that when we wanted some “vanilla ice cream,” we had to ask for “Baniraaisukurīmu.” Double Yolk looks at how Japan incorporates English words and deeper meanings into their language in some truly wonderful ways.

GoFastCampers Platform Roof Top Tent

GoFastCampers Platform Roof Top Tent

GoFastCampers claims that they’ve made the world’s thinnest roof top tent with its upcoming Platform RTT. It’s only 6″ thick when folded, but unfolds to 4′ tall when deployed. It doubles as a rack where you can mount roof racks and more. Drops Summer 2018 for $3250+.

Tern Global Wi-Fi Hotspot

Tern Global Wi-Fi Hotspot

Instead of a monthly subscription or data packages, Tern is a global wireless hotspot that lets you compare and select plans from the local providers at your destination via its mobile app. It even gives you a local phone number to make and receive calls.

Go Chair Portable Chair

Go Chair Portable Chair

The Go Chair is a portable chair that’s almost as easy to carry and use as an umbrella. It weighs 3lb and is only 11″ tall when folded. But it unfolds in just 5 seconds and can support up to 300lb. Folding it is as easy as pushing a button.

Kikkerland Compact Suit Folder

Kikkerland Compact Suit Folder

Kikkerland’s Compact Suit Folder lets you carry a shirt, coat, tie and pants in a fraction of the space that a garment bag occupies. It comes with simple instructions on how to insert and fold your clothes. It also comes with a nylon carrying case.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

We recently took the newly upgraded 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata on a 600 mile road trip through scenic Southern California. Check out some of the sights we took in with the top down, and then check out our first drive review and driving impressions on 95Octane.

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