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The $500 Virgin America Giveaway

The $500 Virgin America Giveaway

Drop by The Awesomer Shop now for a chance to win $500 to spend on your next vacation, as you fly in the lap of luxury and style on Virgin American airlines. After you enter, be sure to share for bonus entries! (Ends 2/9/17)

Football: Wisconsin Style

Football: Wisconsin Style

With bowl season in full swing and the NFL regular season coming to an end, our friends from Rides & Drives take us on the ultimate football weekend. Join them as they show us how to tailgate Wisconsin-style.

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Patriot Campers LC79

Patriot Campers LC79

Australian trailer maker Patriot Campers modifies Toyota GXL Land Cruisers to conquer all conditions. It has an EFS suspension, custom aluminum bodywork with extended chassis and all the drawers and toolboxes that you need.

Ashwin Enjoys Nature

Ashwin Enjoys Nature

(PG-13: Language) Meet outdoorsman and scorpion expert Ashwin Ramdas. He has an ongoing web series where he talks about parks, camping and how his name is pronounced. Here he visits Periyar National Park in India, home to elephant poop and some kind of monkey.

Hang and Roll

Hang and Roll

A travel organizer that combines the functionality of packing cubes and a shelf in the form factor of a tool roll. It weighs just 26oz and has eight pockets. It’s waterproof, has loops for hanging and has a transparent slit so you can easily see what’s in each pocket.

Conan in Berlin

Conan in Berlin

“Crazy Big Man. That is my name in German.” Conan O’Brien took up Flula’s offer to visit Germany, particularly its capital Berlin. Watch him visit a nude beach, submit to a dominatrix, learn a Bavarian dance and just overall spread 100% American awkwardness and shame.

Capsule for iOS

Capsule for iOS

Made by Snips, Capsule uses your iOS device’s GPS as well as your email, contacts and calendar data to automatically track your photos. Not only does it add time and location data to your photos, it also creates a weekly digest of your travel habits.

Fishing Adventure in a Titan XD

Fishing Adventure in a Titan XD

Our friends at Rides & Drives head to Northern Wisconsin and tell a tale of big fish, cold beer, Hawg Wobblers, supper clubs, and the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. If you’ve ever thought of taking a fishing trip to the northwoods, you might want to read this first!

Spa-musement Park

Spa-musement Park

The city of Beppu in Kyushu, Japan has apparently come up with one of the silliest ideas for an attraction: an amusement park spa. This is going to result in breakthroughs in sanitation and towel-tightening technology.

Diving Between Continents

Diving Between Continents

For their wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. SmarterEveryDay went to Iceland and tried drysuit diving at Silfra, Iceland. It’s the only place in the world where you can dive between two continental plates, and has incredibly clear and clean water.

Suprella

Suprella

The Suprella is an umbrella than opens upside-down, like a blooming flower. It’s easier to use and put away in tight spaces compared to regular umbrellas. It also stands on its own, has a C-shaped handle for hanging, and the outer canopy has a water-resistant coat.

SPUD Projector & Screen

SPUD Projector & Screen

The Spontaneous Pop Up Display (SPUD) is a 720p pico projector which sits behind a 24″ 16:9 projection screen. The screen opens up like an umbrella, then folds over the projector when not in use. The whole setup weighs less than 2lb. The projector lasts up to 10h per charge.

The Oldest Cocktail Bar in Paris

The Oldest Cocktail Bar in Paris

Harry’s New York Bar isn’t located in the Big Apple – it’s in Paris, France. In business since 1911, it’s not just a wonderful little speakeasy, it’s also held a straw poll every year since 1924, accurately predicting all but two U.S. elections since it started the tradition.

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Visual Vibes: The Arctic

Visual Vibes: The Arctic

YouTuber Ben Brown was one of the people that retired astronaut Chris Hadfield invited to go on an Arctic expedition. You’ll see why as soon as you press play. Ben’s slow-motion and tracking shots are on point. More on Ben’s experience here.

Autocamp

Autocamp

Located in Santa Barbara and Russian River in California, Autocamp provides a luxury camping experience. Stay in furnished canvas tents or Airstream trailers, lounge indoors or outdoors and explore the Golden State’s forests, rivers and the Pacific.

Under The Horn of Capricorn

Under The Horn of Capricorn

Patrik Wallner’s latest short contains all of the requisites we’ve come to expect from the talented filmmaker: stunning locations, stellar skateboarding, and fantastic cinematography. So sit back and relax, and take a wonderful foot-propelled ride through Southern Africa.

Maui Highlight Reel

Maui Highlight Reel

We just went off-roading in the new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, but what we didn’t mention was that we flew to Hawaii to do it. Here’s a brief highlight video of some of the sights we saw on our way to Hana Ranch for the drive.

Henty CoPilot

Henty CoPilot

The CoPilot is a modular version of Henty’s patented bag-within-a-bag combo. Choose from two garment bags – messenger or backpack – and four inner bags: a single pocket tube, a dry bag, a messenger bag, or a backpack. It comes in black, navy or camo.

The Unlinked Heritage of Snowboarding

The Unlinked Heritage of Snowboarding

The snowboard is based on the snurfer, an American invention from 1965. But Wrkshrt and Patagonia heard of Petran, a remote town in Turkey where snow surfing has been around for nearly 300 years. So they went there to check out the snowboard’s forgotten ancestor.

Our Awesome Kona Adventure

Our Awesome Kona Adventure

Our fitness expert Jamie Labriola headed to Kona, Hawaii to check out the new Oakley Radar Pace smart eyewear and the IRONMAN World Championship. While there, she took in some of the sights, from awe-inspiring beaches, to incredible marine life, to an active volcano.

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goTenna Mesh

goTenna Mesh

goTenna’s new personal radio transmitter. By default, you can reach other Mesh users up to 3mi away. But the Mesh can send data beyond its range by hopping on other Mesh devices. The more Mesh users in an area, the stronger their network becomes.

Big Bull Roll-up Bag

Big Bull Roll-up Bag

Red Oxx looked to the tool roll to create this versatile and rugged travel and gear bag. The Big Bull Roll-up is made of ballistic nylon and has six zippered mesh pockets. It’s secured by a pair of buckles, which also connects to the included hanging straps.

GeeFi Wi-Fi Hotspot

GeeFi Wi-Fi Hotspot

GeeFi is a wireless hotspot that should save you from data plans and roaming fees. It supposedly works with cellular networks in over 100 countries, with more on the way. A $10 pass gets you 24 hours of unlimited data (video streaming might be throttled in the future).

Our Dude Ranch Adventure

Our Dude Ranch Adventure

Old Spice recently sent us to Colorado’s C Lazy U Ranch for a dose of cowboy living. We hung out with over 200 horses, watched fiery lasso work, shot bows, guns, threw hatchets, and hung out with the Desperado himself, Alberto Cardenas. Oh, and we smelled fantastic.

The Legends Rally

The Legends Rally

UTV Underground is offering a handful of guests the opportunity to enjoy epic off-road baja racing, accommodations, and gourmet food and drink. The first trip takes place 9/23-9/25/16 at the stunning Horsepower Ranch in Ensenada, Mexico.

Colors of New York

Colors of New York

(Flashing images) Vimeo member jansoli’s overwhelming hyperlapse video is the visual translation of “The City That Never Sleeps,” showing off the vibrant colors and movement of New York City.

Our Southern Cali Adventure

Our Southern Cali Adventure

We recently drove from San Diego to Hollywood with Toyota in their fun and vibrant Scion iM hatchback. Along the way we flew jetpacks, went kayaking, boating, hiking, enjoyed amazing food and drink, and were reminded just how awesome road trips can be.

Simple Shower

Simple Shower

A small and easy to use shower head for outdoors. Simple Shower works with 1L to 2L bottles as well as 1L to 3L collapsible bottles. The removable cap means you don’t have to take out the tube and funnel to refill the bottle.

A Week in North Korea

A Week in North Korea

Avid traveler Jacob Laukaitis shares the highlights of his seven-day trip to Pyongyang, North Korea. Like many tours, Jacob got to see only the nice parts of the capital, his every move was scrutinized. It’s a lot of risk for an experience that’s both mundane yet bizarre.

Kosovo Kaleidoscope

Kosovo Kaleidoscope

Joerg Daiber’s wonderfully lighthearted time-lapse, tilt-shift look at the state of Kosovo. While most of what us Westerners hear of the territory are stories of war and conflict, this Little Big World clip will make you want to take a vacation there.

Cowarobot R1 Robotic Suitcase

Cowarobot R1 Robotic Suitcase

TSA-approved luggage that uses sensors and a bracelet to autonomously move and follow you at up to 4.5mph. It automatically switches to manual mode when you touch its handle and uses GPS to go back to you or send you its location via an app.

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