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Travel

30 Day Time-lapse at Sea

30 Day Time-lapse at Sea

Seaman JeffHK’s latest video is comprised of about 80,000 photos taken in the span of 30 days aboard the container ship where he works. Outside of going to space, sailing the oceans might be the best way to internalize how small we are in the grand scheme of things.

The LEGO House Sneak Peek

The LEGO House Sneak Peek

The LEGO House is the company’s upcoming tourist attraction in Billund, Denmark. Sariel got a chance to step inside the building ahead of its 9/28/17 public opening. Highlights include three 10ft tall LEGO dinosaurs, a huge play room, and a gallery of fan made creations.

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Our Awesome Nissan Rogue Trip

Our Awesome Nissan Rogue Trip

We hit the road in the new Nissan Rogue Sport crossover, which provided a comfortable, dependable, and versatile home base on wheels as we wandered some of the most beautiful roads in the US – from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Glacier National Park, Montana.

Nigel Sylvester: GO! Dubai

Nigel Sylvester: GO! Dubai

As he makes his way around the world, Nigel Sylvester makes quite an entrance as he drops in for a visit in the scorching hot desert of Dubai. We’re surprised that he didn’t figure out a way to ride his BMX bike around the top of the Burj Khalifa.

McHale Alpine Style Packs

McHale Alpine Style Packs

Since 1975, Dan McHale has been handmaking some of the most durable and beautiful bags for his fellow backpackers and climbers. His website is made of walls of text, but when it comes to bags he’s got an eye for both form and function.

Hello Helsinki

Hello Helsinki

Photographer and world traveler Joerg Daiber of Little Big World takes us on another tilt-shift, time-lapse journey – this time to the capital of Finland, which looks particularly awesome in miniature. No wonder it’s one of the top 10 most liveable cities on the planet.

Unicycling Across China

Unicycling Across China

The idea of riding a bicycle 3400 miles across China is daunting enough, but Ed Pratt did that with one fewer wheel, and carrying his camping gear. In this video, he completes his epic journey as he approaches the Vietnam border. Check out previous episodes from his trip here.

Cori Traveller Pillow

Cori Traveller Pillow

The Cori Traveller is a modular travel pillow that supports your neck and chin. It consists of a strap with Velcro patches where you can attach the two included cushions in a variety of ways. You can roll all three up as one compact ball and hang them with the included carabiner.

Hexad Duffel

Hexad Duffel

Wandrd’s new all-around travel bags. They’re weatherproof and carry-on sized, and have a molded back and padded straps to make them easy to carry as backpacks. The Carryall version has one main compartment while the Access has three main compartments.

Bellroy Pencil Case

Bellroy Pencil Case

More than just for pencils. Bellroy’s fabric pouch has stiff ends that let you fold it wide open like a tray, making it a great organizer and travel buddy for keys, cables, headphones, and more. It also has pull loops on both ends for easier handling. Available in black or gray.

World’s Tallest Outdoor Elevator

World’s Tallest Outdoor Elevator

Located in the Wulingyuan region of Zhangjiajie, China, the Bailong (aka “Hundred Dragons”) Elevator is a 1,070 foot-tall glass elevator. While some might question the impact it has on nature, it’s an incredible feat of engineering, and provides astounding views.

Off-the-grid School Bus Home

Off-the-grid School Bus Home

Believe it or not, that’s the inside of a converted school bus. Living Big In A Tiny House spoke with “schoolie” owners Luke and Rachel about their solar-powered mobile home. The couple spent about $30,000 and a year-and-a-half to complete the conversion.

Best Festivals You’ve Never Heard of

Best Festivals You’ve Never Heard of

There are lots of big, well-known festivals around the country, but if you’re looking for something a bit more off the beaten path, check out Rides and Drives‘ feature, which catalogs eight wonderful music and arts gatherings which are well worth a road trip.

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Matador NanoDry Towel

Matador NanoDry Towel

Matador’s microfiber towels are incredibly lightweight and come with a loop for hanging and a silicone case that has a built-in keyloop. They absorb up to 2.3x their weight and have anti-microbial coating. Available as a 15″x 15″ hand towel or a  47″x 24″ shower towel.

Filson Duffle Pack

Filson Duffle Pack

Filson’s new duffle bag has padded backpack straps that can be kept inside a dedicated compartment when not in use. It’s made of lightweight and scratch-resistant nylon, has a 15″ laptop compartment and a water-resistant side pocket. Available in brown and green.

ASUS MB16AC USB-C Monitor

ASUS MB16AC USB-C Monitor

The 15.6″ ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC is the world’s thinnest and lightest portable 1080p monitor, at only 8mm thick and weighing just 1.8lb. It gets power and data via USB-C and can be used in both portrait and landscape modes as either a mirror or a second display.

Micro Travel Adapter

Micro Travel Adapter

A tiny outlet adapter that’s compatible with outlets in over 150 countries, thanks to its US-style, UK-style and Euro-style plugs. It also has surge protection courtesy of a replaceable fuse.

Microcar Mania

Microcar Mania

We spent the day with the fine folks from Nashville’s Lane Motor Museum checking out some of the weird, wonderful, and downright goofy microcars which they’ll be showing off in their new exhibit Microcar Mania, opening on 5/25/17. Check out more on 95octane.

A Taste of New York

A Taste of New York

FilmSpektakel presents a bonkers hyperlapse video of New York City shot via helicopter, taxicab, on foot, and using a variety of cameras and rigs. Assembled from about about 65,000 photos, the fast-moving imagery is a perfect reflection of the city’s on-the-go lifestyle.

Lay-N-Go

Lay-N-Go

Lay-N-Go are satchels that lay flat when fully opened. They can be turned back into a bag just by pulling their drawstring. They’re available in different sizes and have variants for toys, toiletries and gadgets.

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South Africa: A Mavic Tale

South Africa: A Mavic Tale

Rind-Raja Picture Company took in the sights of South Africa using DJI’s Mavic Pro drone. Just a few years ago it would’ve been impossible for a single person to take these shots without a helicopter. Technology is awesome. The song is African Skies by Stephen Anderson.

Pan Am Dining Experience

Pan Am Dining Experience

Return to the grand days of air travel with a meal aboard a replica Boeing 747 jumbo jet. $300+ for dinner isn’t cheap, but it’s less than a First Class ticket just about anywhere. This LA hotspot sells out months in advance, and they’re considering a Las Vegas location.

Elk Currency Converter

Elk Currency Converter

Elk is an iOS app that provides currency conversion at a glance. It shows conversions in multiples of ten, hundreds, thousands etc. You can tap on a value to see smaller increments. It also has a very convenient companion app for the Apple Watch. $4 unlocks all currencies.

Shackleton’s Return

Shackleton’s Return

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton and team set out to cross Antarctica by boat. They ran into ice, and were stranded for 634 days. He helped save his entire crew, but never finished his mission. 100 years later, his great-grandson completed the task in a tricked-out Hyundai Sante Fe.

Ichiran: An Introvert’s Paradise

Ichiran: An Introvert’s Paradise

…but it’s gonna cost you. Japanese food chain Ichiran serves only tonkotsu ramen – noodles in thick pork broth. They let you customize it to your heart’s content, then serve it in private cubicles. Just you and your food. There’s one in Brooklyn, but again…

Inside the Jim Beam Distillery

Inside the Jim Beam Distillery

95% of all the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky, and 50% of that comes from Jim Beam. Take a tour of their Clermont Kentucky distillery and you’ll see Beam family history everywhere, proving that big doesn’t mean cold or impersonal.

Little Big World: Oman

Little Big World: Oman

Photographer Joerg Daiber used a combination of aerial, time-lapse, and tilt-shift techniques to capture a trip through the many scenic locales of the Sultanate of Oman. As usual, the distortion of tilt-shift makes the entire sequence look like its been played out with toys.

Matador Pocket Blanket 2.0

Matador Pocket Blanket 2.0

Matador’s signature product is still lightweight, water-repellent, puncture proof and shows you how to pack it back into its pouch. But now it has built-in ground stakes as well as sand pockets so it’ll stay down even on windy days. And it also comes in green.

Staying in a Capsule Hotel

Staying in a Capsule Hotel

Travel reporter Chris Broad shares his experience staying in one of the bargain-priced sleeping pods at Ginza’s Bay Hotel in this lighthearted video from his series Abroad in Japan. The rooms may be tiny, but the communal areas actually look pretty nice.

Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy

Jaguar Land Rover Ice Academy

We flew to Arjeplog, Sweden to drive some of Jaguar and Land Rover’s awesome cars on challenging ice circuits, and spent the better part of a week going sideways and doing donuts. Attend for yourself, and you might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

TAB: The Adjustable Bag

TAB: The Adjustable Bag

TAB has cinches on both ends that let you adjust it between three sizes – 31, 46.5 and 62 liters – in seconds. It also has an even more compact form for storage. The bag is water-resistant and has multiple handles as well as a detachable strap.

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