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Relax in Canadian Wine Country

Relax in Canadian Wine Country

Ready for a peaceful getaway? Take a road trip to this historic home on Canada’s Niagara wine route. Rosemount-on-the-Bench combines rustic charm and modern amenities with impeccably landscaped grounds, and is walking or biking distance from seven wineries. Check Canada’s travel restrictions before booking.

Field of Light, Australia

Field of Light, Australia

Shimmering at the base of Australia’s sacred Uluru, Field of Light – Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku in local Pitjantjatjara – is an epic art installation of 50,000 solar-powered lights that glow from dusk ‘til dawn. Artist Bruce Munro’s traveling spectacle covers an area the size of four football fields until it’s lights-out 1.1.21.

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Accidentally Wes Anderson

Accidentally Wes Anderson
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Wally Koval and the followers of the Accidentally Wes Anderson Instagram page are on a mission to find real locations that capture the fastidious and whimsical style of filmmaker Wes Anderson. This 368-page book chronicles some of these wondrous destinations through images and stories, along with a foreword by Anderson himself.

Seven Stars Resort, Turks & Caicos

Seven Stars Resort, Turks & Caicos

One of the world’s best beaches, Turks & Caicos’ Grace Bay Beach is delightfully uncrowded – an idyllic escape for social distancing. The all-suites Seven Stars Resort & Spa welcomes guests with its turquoise Caribbean waters, beachfront dining, cabana massages, clean-stay safety protocols, and big discounts.

The Bloomhouse

The Bloomhouse

Boutique rental company Lodgewell offers the coolest properties in Austin and the Texas Hill Country, and nothing keeps Austin weird like The Bloomhouse. Built in the ‘70s as a hippie dream – and renovated by ex-mayor Dave Claunch – the whimsical white meringue is 1,100 square feet but nothing else about it is square. Nothing.

Lounge in La Quinta

Lounge in La Quinta

Get away from it all as you enjoy the mountain views in this desert oasis in La Quinta, California. This premium Airbnb property has a roomy, open floorplan, sunny living spaces, three comfy bedrooms, and a beautiful outdoor space with a private pool and hot tub.

Pet-Friendly Enlightened Cottage

Pet-Friendly Enlightened Cottage

Get away from it all in this Corrales, New Mexico 1-bedroom / 1.5-bath cottage that’s perfect for pet owners. Hosted by Marina & Mark, this AirBNB property is set on a 2.5-acre lot, with trails, and nearby access to village shops, markets, and more. The hosts offer free pet and babysitting, and 100% of rental fees go to An Act of Dog.

Netherlands Time-lapse

Netherlands Time-lapse

We’ve been to lots of places, but have yet to make it to The Netherlands. For now, we can at least enjoy it from afar thanks to this 4K time-lapse video captured from the mast of a sailboat as it was towed from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. We enjoyed watching all of the bridges open up to allow the ships through.

La Petite Tiny House Airbnb

La Petite Tiny House Airbnb

Considering a visit to Austin, Texas? Take a short 45-minute South trip to the charming village of Wimberley for a stay at this wonderful tiny house from hosts Jennifer and Gregory. The house has a lofted bedroom with views of the woods, modern conveniences, and an idyllic outdoor space that includes a hot tub and a shower.

Jet Suit Over Iceland

Jet Suit Over Iceland

Richard Browning and his company Gravity Industries are known for creating one of the world’s only working jet suits. Not long ago, they headed to Iceland to take a flight over the country, offering a truly unique perspective on the nation’s beautiful and unspoiled landscape. We’d love to hear what this sounded like without the music.

Lost & Found: Tokyo Style

Lost & Found: Tokyo Style

If you’ve ever lost an item in a big city in the U.S., there’s a slim chance you’re ever getting it back. Speaking from experience, it’s the opposite if you lose something in Tokyo. Great Big Story takes us inside of the city’s massive and well-organized Lost & Found center for a look at how the Japanese respect other people’s property.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Visual Suspect took advantage of the warped look of a 360º camera lens, and combined it with additional distortion effects to create this beautifully twisted perspective on the world around us. The film was shot in Hong Kong in stunningly crisp 8K resolution.

World’s Toughest Race (Trailer)

World’s Toughest Race (Trailer)

From host Bear Grylls and Mark Burnett, creator of Survivor, this competition show tests participants’ physical, mental, and emotional fortitude. The trailer sends us to Fiji, as 66 teams descend on the island nation for a punishing 11-day expedition from the ocean through the rainforests. Premieres 8.14.20 on Amazon Prime Video.

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Awesome Armenia

Awesome Armenia

Our ability to roam the globe is limited these days, so we’re grateful to have footage like this from Joerg Daiber’s Little Big World to help us experience the world. Sit back and enjoy a tilt-shifted aerial perspective on the impressive mountains, rivers, and manmade structures dotting the landscape of Armenia.

What’s Inside Mount Rushmore?

What’s Inside Mount Rushmore?

The What’s Inside channel is usually slicing objects open to see their innards. But in this clip, they don’t do any damage, instead just taking us on an exclusive tour of the presidential heads at South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore National Memorial, along with the secret vault that was supposed to store important historical documents.

Ghibli Museum Virtual Tour

Ghibli Museum Virtual Tour

For fans of the work of Studio Ghibli, their museum in Japan is one of the most elusive and desired places to visit. With travel limited these days, they decided to post a series of videos which show off of the museum, including murals, stained glass, drawings, and exhibits of the celebrated animation studio’s history.

The City Radio

The City Radio
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Travel the globe without leaving home with this unique device that lets you listen to radio stations from around the world. The portable speaker works with an app and Bluetooth to bring you radio stations from 18 different cities, using swappable buttons to access your nine favorites.

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

Filmmaker Devin “Supertramp” Graham and his team take us on a journey to one of the most beautiful places on Earth, as they explore the mountains, waterfalls, ice fields, and rock formations of Iceland. From its serene daytime vistas to amazing nighttime views of the Aurora Borealis, it’ll make you want to pack your bags today.

Arctic Drive (Trailer)

Arctic Drive (Trailer)

Traveler Arkady Fiedler and photographer Kamil Piechowiak present 3-minutes of footage their epic 6000-mile journey from Copenhagen to the Arctic Circle to Finland. From the Aurora Borealis to whiteout snowstorms, the images they captured along the way are spectacular. The full documentary series is due out 9.2020.

Inside Union Glacier Camp

Inside Union Glacier Camp

The Union Glacier Camp is a private camping facility in Antarctica. It sets up each year to operate from November to January – aka Antarctic summer. Studiocanoe takes us on a lighthearted tour of the isolated camp, which provides shelter from the frigid temperatures, and acts as a hub for expeditions in the area.

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A Bad Case of Crabs

A Bad Case of Crabs

There are some things you just don’t want to put in your luggage. Fragile stuff like bottles of wine are definitely a risk with careless baggage handlers. And as this video captured in the Bahamas a few years back demonstrates, you never, ever want to bring home a suitcase full of crabs.

Little Big Azerbaijan

Little Big Azerbaijan

Photographer Joerg Daiber of Little Big World presents another wonderful tilt-shift video, this time capturing the deserts and hills of Azerbaijan, which sits at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. While you’re stuck home unable to travel, be sure to check out Joerg’s YouTube channel for a virtual trip around the globe.

Cadence Capsules

Cadence Capsules
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These hexagonal containers are perfect for carrying pills, toiletries, jewelry, and other small items. They’re leakproof and light-safe, have interchangeable labels for their tops, and can be snapped together with their built-in magnets. Each one is made from BPA-free, dishwasher-safe plastic, and holds up to 16 ml or .56 oz.

Majestic All-Wheel Driving with Toyota

Majestic All-Wheel Driving with Toyota

We were fortunate to take an exclusive trip to Park City, Utah, where we indulged in the winter sports lifestyle, and enjoyed a variety of Toyota’s all-wheel drive vehicles in a magnificent mountain setting. Along the way, we learned that these dependable cars, crossovers, and SUVs instill great confidence regardless of the weather.

Subpar Parks Posters

Subpar Parks Posters

Artist Amber Share created this hilarious series of travel posters she calls “Subpar Parks.” Each illustration is accompanied by an excerpt from an actual 1-star review from a jaded visitor to a US National Park. The images are available as prints, postcards, and stickers on her website. Collect them all!

The Greatest Risk of All.

The Greatest Risk of All.

Are you on the path you really want to be on, or are you just going through the motions? Photographer and world traveler Danny Mcgee shares his story about how he dropped out of college to pursue his dreams, which led him to experience some of greatest adventures on the planet, and to build a business around it.

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