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inReach Mini Satellite Communicator

inReach Mini Satellite Communicator

Garmin’s inReach Mini fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just 4.23oz. You can send preset messages on the device itself, or type longer messages using your phone and send them from anywhere in the world. It also provides GPS navigation and has an SOS feature.

Truck Surf Hotel

Truck Surf Hotel

Owned by a pair of avid adventurers and surfers, the Truck Surf Hotel is a mobile truck that has five rooms and expands to a double decker when parked. The hotel offers touring packages to surfing spots and other coastal destinations in southwest Portugal or Morocco.

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LHR to SFO in 4 Minutes

LHR to SFO in 4 Minutes

It’s a flight that takes about 11 hours, but thanks to time-lapse video and British Airlines captain Dave Wallsworth, you can experience the transcontinental wonder of flying from London Heathrow airport to San Francisco International Airport in 0.006 of the time.

Conan & Jordan Plan a Trip

Conan & Jordan Plan a Trip

Jordan Schlansky has a deep love for Italy, so Conan O’Brien decided to do a good deed and take his associate producer on an impromptu trip to the country. But Jordan’s anal retentive nature might just keep them from getting out of the starting gate at all.

Away Aluminum Luggage

Away Aluminum Luggage

Away’s aluminum luggage is designed to still look cool as it gets banged up by baggage handlers. All four available sizes come equipped with TSA-approved locks and quiet 360º wheels. The two carry-ons equipped with a removable USB power bank.

Deal: Rolo Travel Bag

Deal: Rolo Travel Bag

Get a great deal on this rollup weekender bag. It’s made of waterproof nylon, has mesh inner pockets and a hook to turn it into wardrobe. It can be carried as a shoulder bag but it will also fit in backpack bedroll straps. Save 14% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

Grand Canyon: 4K Majesty

Grand Canyon: 4K Majesty

We can’t get enough nature porn, so we’re happy that Dan Brown spent 12 days floating in the Grand Canyon and brought enough batteries to keep 3 time lapse cameras clicking away the entire time. It feels good to feel small in the universe, doesn’t it?

The Fun/Suffer Divide

The Fun/Suffer Divide

Evo presents this inspiring and breathtaking short documentary about three friends who bikepacked their way across a 200-mile stretch of the Continental Divide Trail. They spent 11 days biking on the trail’s Montana to Idaho portion.

Colorado Serenade

Colorado Serenade

Colorado Serenade is a follow up to Kaibab Elegy, a previous piece from the SKYGLOW project, a group that seeks to study the effect of urban light pollution in dark sky areas. The remarkable imagery is shot from the river rafter’s perspective. Special and spectacular.

Oregon: Only Slightly Exaggerated

Oregon: Only Slightly Exaggerated

An incredible promo for Travel Oregon in the style of Studio Ghibli. It looks like idyllic, but we’re sad that there aren’t actually giant bunnies you can ride outside of Portland. Created by Ansel Wallenfang and Nick Stokes. Animated by Psyop and Sun Creature.

Inspiring Pyeongchang Moments

Inspiring Pyeongchang Moments

Thanks to our friends at Toyota, we had the good fortune to visit this year’s Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. From the athletes to spectators to the Koreans who ran the show, the Olympics showcased the best of people in these trying times.

Planet Vienna

Planet Vienna

Photographer Joerg Daiber of LittleBigWorld takes us on an unusual tour of Vienna, Austria, capturing a spherical projection of the city that makes its buildings and citizens look like a level straight out of Super Mario Galaxy.

Stadium Renovation Time-lapse

Stadium Renovation Time-lapse

Footage captured in and around Qatar’s Khalifa Stadium, as it went through a 4-year renovation, including a new sculptural roof and many other upgrades. We love watching the shadows move across as time passes during the daytime, and the fog rolling in at night.

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Salzburg in Miniature

Salzburg in Miniature

We are dreaming of baroque and orderly things, so naturally the bustling city of Salzburg is what comes to mind first. Good thing we can look at this sweet vid that pays homage to some of the finest parts of Austria – in miniature. (Thanks, Joerg!)

A Sketchy Crossing

A Sketchy Crossing

From a distance, Siberia’s Vitim bridge doesn’t look so bad. But once Martin Remiš’ camera gets in close, we see just how iffy the one-lane river crossing looks, with its rickety wood planks and lack of any railings. This snowy bridge they crossed doesn’t look much better.

Omni-Pillow

Omni-Pillow

Banale’s Omni-Pillow looks like a normal neck pillow. But it actually unfolds to become a small pillow or a pillow topper, so it’s still useful even when you’re not seated. It’s made of memory foam and comes with a water-resistant pouch.

Vegas Is for Sports Fans

Vegas Is for Sports Fans

Sure, you can go to Las Vegas to get your clubbing and gamble on, but how about satisfying your other passions? MGM Resorts invited us on an extraordinary trip to show us what pro sports means to their town, and needless to say, we were amazed.

2017 Airstream Basecamp Trailer

2017 Airstream Basecamp Trailer

Airstream revived its most compact camper trailer yet. The Basecamp’s light weight (2,585 lb) and high ground clearance make it suitable for exploring. It comfortably sits up to 5 people and sleeps up to 2, has solar pre-wiring, tons of USB charging ports and a large rear hatch.

The School of Life Bus Home

The School of Life Bus Home

Living Big in a Tiny House visited another great school bus conversion. Tamra and JT Lane furnished and decorated their “School of Life” bus almost entirely with upcycled materials. The patchwork of wood and the wood stove gives the bus a lived-in vibe.

Hard Graft Full Disclosure Dopp Kit

Hard Graft Full Disclosure Dopp Kit

The Full Disclosure Dopp Kit is a spacious leather pouch for all your grooming supplies. It opens up to reveal two compartments, each measuring 8.5”x 3”x 2” and covered in an easy to clean lining. A magnetic divider separates the compartments.

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Incase NoviConnected Luggage

Incase NoviConnected Luggage

Incase’s 22L NoviConnected luggage is a well-priced option if you’re looking to buy a travel bag with a built-in power bank. Its 10500mAh charger has both USB-A and USB-C ports, and can be monitored via an app. Works in a two-wheel or four-wheel configuration.

Lowepro GearUp Pouches

Lowepro GearUp Pouches

LowePro’s GearUp pouches make it easier to store and carry gadgets, cables and other small essentials. They all have clear and scratch-resistant windows to make it easy to see what’s inside and a double-sided removable panel with lots of elastic keeper straps.

Subtech Pro Drybag 2.0

Subtech Pro Drybag 2.0

Subtech Sports’ 45-liter Pro Drybag is still lightweight, waterproof, airtight and floats on water thanks to its detachable airbag. But it now has detachable straps, waist belt and sternum straps. There’s also a 100-liter variant, and a waterproof tote bag with no airbag.

Lost Lake Mesh Duffel Bag

Lost Lake Mesh Duffel Bag

High Above’s Lost Lake Duffel Bag is a mesh bag made of Phifertex: a fabric that won’t degrade from prolonged exposure to the sun and has an antimicrobial coating. The bag’s easy-access external pocket has a carabiner key clip. Available in two sizes.

Colin Furze’s Star Wars TIE Silencer

Colin Furze’s Star Wars TIE Silencer

Colin Furze continues what he started. After last year’s life-size AT-ACT, the mad inventor once again scoured eBay for parts to build a life-size model of a Star Wars vehicle. This time it’s Kylo Ren’s ride, the TIE Silencer. The model is on display at Burghley House until 12/10/17.

Japan’s Love for Public Baths

Japan’s Love for Public Baths

Life Where I’m From created a brief history of Japan’s public baths. He also talked about why they remain popular despite bathtubs becoming commonplace, and an overview of onsens and other kinds of public baths that you might want to check out when you visit Japan.

Be. Battery-free Kinetic Toothbrush

Be. Battery-free Kinetic Toothbrush

The Beyond Electric or Be. toothbrush vibrates like its electric counterparts. But instead of charging it, you simply twist its dial two times to power it for 2 minutes. Its brush head is 100% biodegradable, and each toothbrush comes with a year’s supply of brush heads.

NYC Layer-Lapse

NYC Layer-Lapse

Photographer Julian Tryba shot multiple time-lapses of New York City at different times of day, then layered them together to create a new version of Manhattan where day and night are one. It took him over 350 hours of filming to capture a total of 232,000 photos.

1000 Meters Below Antarctica

1000 Meters Below Antarctica

Scientist Dr. Jon Copley set out on an expedition to head more than 3200 feet below the icy seas of Antarctica, something never before achieved. The amount of marine life they discover is truly astounding and humbling. Video by BBC Earth and Alucia Productions.

The Rules that Rule Japan

The Rules that Rule Japan

Japan has tons of rules and practices. But like other communities, some of them don’t make sense, and some of them are ignored. Life Where I’m From made this lighthearted guide about modern Japan’s rules. We can’t wait for the hit anime about the mighty safety cone.

Remanufactured Backpack Duffle

Remanufactured Backpack Duffle

Stephen Kenn’s Remanufactured Collection are bags made from the canvas of military bags from the ’50s and ’60s. The fabric was cut into squares then sewn back together to create unique bags. The backpack duffle measures 23″x 10.5″x 10.5″.

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