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Travel

Crumpler Vis-A-Vis Clear Trunk

Crumpler Vis-A-Vis Clear Trunk

Talk about being TSA-approved. The Vis-A-Vis Clear is a transparent version of Crumpler’s hardcase luggage. It has a TSA-approved lock, safety straps to prevent the outside zippers from opening while in transit and a clothes compression system.

Amazing Nerdcations

Amazing Nerdcations

Mental Floss’ List Show points out some of the world’s most intellectuallly stimulating tourist destinations, including the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Atacama Desert in Chile and its starry night skies, and the otaku paradise known as Akihabara in Tokyo.

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The Kazakhstan Triangle

The Kazakhstan Triangle

Filmmaker Patrik Wallner and a team of skateboarders take us inside a land most Westerners are unfamiliar with. Independent since 1991, the world’s 9th largest country (by area) is a fascinating blend of modernity, Soviet era relics, and daunting desert landscapes.

Fairy Tale Castles

Fairy Tale Castles

YouTube channel WeWannaGo TV captured 4K footage of some of Europe’s most beautiful castles using DJI’s Phantom 3 and Phantom 4 quadcopters. Find the list of locations in the video’s description.

Patience

Patience

Photographer Paul Richardson combined moments from his numerous time-lapse projects to create this awesome highlight reel of some of his best work. Despite being just over 2 minutes long, the footage seen here is the result of countless days of painstaking effort.

How Waze Works

How Waze Works

Despite its cluttered interface, Waze is a shining example of crowdsourcing – it turns parts of a problem into parts of a solution. Google employees Nat and Lo visited their co-workers to learn more about the community-based interactive map app.

Sailing with Land Rover BAR

Sailing with Land Rover BAR

During their recent trip to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Chicago, we had a chance to visit with the Land Rover BAR team, and got see what goes into hydrofoil racing, from the engineering of the boats to the sheer fortitude of each crew member.

How Tennessee Whisky Is Made

How Tennessee Whisky Is Made

We recently had the privilege of visiting George Dickel Tennessee Whisky’s famous Cascade Hollow Distillery, and went behind the scenes to see how grains, water, and yeast are transformed into wonderful whiskies for us to enjoy. Here, we share our tour in photos.

Arctic Icebreaker Expedition

Arctic Icebreaker Expedition

Not only will a lucky few adventurers get to set sail to explore the Canadian Arctic on an 18- to 75-day journey, those who cruise on the Kapitan Khlebnikov from 8/22-9/8/16 will meet astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is going along for this awe-inspiring trip from Quark Expeditions.

Robot Restaurant

Robot Restaurant

Beatdown Boogie takes us inside one of Tokyo’s most over-the-top destinations. Robot Restaurant offers brighter and more colorful lights than Las Vegas, combined with crazy robots and costumed performers for some major sensory overload. Best watched in 4K.

Gotthard 360°

Gotthard 360°

Start out with a 360º ride through Switzerland’s Gothard Base Tunnel, then take a tour of the myriad platforms, elevators, and walkways that surround the 35.5 mile long tunnel that runs through the base of the Alps. The video is narrated in German, but it’s self-explanatory.

TMNT Manhattan Lair

TMNT Manhattan Lair

As part of its marketing campaign for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows, Paramount turned a three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan into the TMNT’s pad. Then they put it on Airbnb for overnight stays, with free pizza included.

Slatewood Club

Slatewood Club

Slatewood Club was founded to offer the ultimate guys’ weekend, combining great food, drink, adventures, and lodging. Their inaugural trip (8/25-28/16) includes a dream car drive, a survival hike, shooting guns, poker and more. Save 10% with code “THEAWESOMER”.

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Miniature Madras

Miniature Madras

A wonderful tilt-shifted, time-lapse video which provides a glimpse into the spectacle which is the Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Festival, which takes place in Mylapore, Chennai, India every April. Here we see colorful parade floats moving through throngs of onlookers.

BlackFin Camper Box

BlackFin Camper Box

The BlackFin Camper Box is a hard shell rooftop tent that fits on most cars and racks. You can install it in around 15 min and pop it open in just 30 seconds. It fits 2 adults or up to 550lb, and comes with a memory foam mattress and an aluminum telescoping ladder.

Holiday in Poland

Holiday in Poland

Polish film company Ujecia lotnicze (Aerial Shots) encourage us to visit its country with this breathtaking chronological montage of some of Poland’s most beautiful locations. Available in 4K.

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

Giaro Giarratana gives us a glimpse of his Thailand adventure with his fellow jet setting models. Oh to be young and carefree. And insanely handsome. Seriously though this seems like a ton of fun. Video by Damian Karsznia.

Tested Visits Huaqiangbei

Tested Visits Huaqiangbei

Oddball inventor and new Tested host Simone Giertz visited Huaqiangbei in Shenzhen, China. It’s arguably the world’s biggest electronics market, offering everything from circuit board components to consumer devices, both legit and fake.

The Northernmost Town on Earth

The Northernmost Town on Earth

Veritasium takes us on a tour of Longyearbyen, Svalbard. It’s the northernmost town on Earth, a mere 800mi from the North Pole. Originally a whaling port, Longyearbyen flourished as a coal mining town, but is now a tourist and research destination and potential trading hub.

Cruise Ship Go Kart Track

Cruise Ship Go Kart Track

Setting sail in 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest cruise ship, the Norwegian Joy, will sport a two-level outdoor go kart track, as well as an indoor attraction with bumper cars that hover. Now passengers can get both seasick and carsick at the same time.

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Climbing Iceland

Climbing Iceland

Adventurer Klemen Premrl takes us on a tour of some of Iceland’s most astounding natural structures, made from ice and volcanic rock. We’re still blown away every time we see the blue-green color of naturally-occurring ice.

Floatti Luggage

Floatti Luggage

A suitcase that combines smarts with style. The Floatti has hooks on its handles and a retractable strap so you can haul more items on it, wheels with dampers for better handling on uneven surfaces, a built-in charger with a detachable compartment and more.

KwikT Trolley

KwikT Trolley

A compact and lightweight trolley. KwikT is just 16″ long when fully folded and weighs just 2.5lb, but it extends to 42″, has a pair of 2″ wheels and carries up to 30lb. It has an aluminum frame, but there’s also a lighter carbon fiber variant.

Airbnb Shark Room

Airbnb Shark Room

Airbnb UK teamed up with the Aquarium de Paris to create the ultimate sleeping experience for shark fiends. The watertight, transparent walled room dangles inside a shark-filled tank. It’s being offered up to one lucky contest winner from 4/11-4/13/16. Enter to win here.

The Lost Explorer Traveler Bag

The Lost Explorer Traveler Bag

The Lost Explorer Co.’s Traveler Bag is a premium, water-resistant garment bag made of corkshell and wool. It has three external pockets, six internal pockets, a 17″ laptop compartment and a detachable shoe bag.

The Starlight Room

The Starlight Room

One of the more spectacular ways to enjoy the evening sky this tiny cabin looks out on the Dolomites in Northeastern Italy. Priced at about $335 a night, you’re paying for the view and seclusion, not so much for luxury, though it is climate controlled, and includes a fancy dinner.

The Third Eye

The Third Eye

A whirlwind but crystal clear tour of Morocco, from the crowded Jemaa el-Fnaa Square to the desolate Sahara desert. An amazing collection of time-lapse videos by Kamil Piechowiak and Martyna Wroblewska aka KamKam Visuals.

Swiss Mountain Coaster

Swiss Mountain Coaster

YouTuber Brice Milleson shares his ride on a one-of-a-kind coaster near Lake Oeschinen in Kandersteg, Bern, Switzerland. The course winds through beautiful hills, giving you a great view of the even more beautiful snowcapped mountains up ahead.

Infrastructure Observatory

Infrastructure Observatory

In 2012, just for the heck of it, Tim Hwang fooled a nuclear plant into giving him a tour by setting up a fake organization called Infrastructure Observatory. Tim eventually turned it into a real group that organizes tours for his fellow infrastructure enthusiasts.

Chevy SS: Chicago to Daytona

Chevy SS: Chicago to Daytona

Chevrolet put us behind the wheel of the awesome 415hp V8 2016 SS sports sedan, for an epic 1300+ mile road trip to see the Daytona 500. We time-lapsed the 19+ hour drive down to 5 minutes. The car was fast and comfy, and its new dual-mode exhaust sounded amazing.

If It Were My Home

If It Were My Home

If It Were My Home is a website that compares the living conditions of two countries based on data from the CIA, the WHO and the UN. It’s far from perfect – it reduces citizens into statistical averages and its definition of good healthcare is flawed, but it’s still educational.

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