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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.

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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.

The Kuroki Home Garden

The Kuroki Home Garden

Mrs. Kuroki was devastated when diabetes took her eyesight. Her husband created a vast flower garden in their yard, hoping that she will enjoy its scent as well as the company of visitors that it would attract. Their house is now a popular tourist spot. Photo by Morimori.

The Vending Machine Restaurant

The Vending Machine Restaurant

The awesome Only in Japan tries out the Automat Diner in Isesaki City. The restaurant has no staff or kitchen; instead it has three old vending machines. It’s not fine dining, but it’s affordable, clean and unique. Funny thing is, the U.S. used to have lots of automats.

Matador Droplet Wet Bag

Matador Droplet Wet Bag

A 3-liter, 10.5″x 9″ stuff sack that hides in a tiny keychain-friendly container. Use the Droplet to separate your sweaty gym clothes from the rest of your items, to keep your belongings free of sand at the beach and more.

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ESCAPE Vista

ESCAPE Vista

A single-person RV from the makers of the Traveler and the original ESCAPE mobile home. The Vista is 20ft. long and is fully furnished with off-grid options such as solar panels. It has cedar panels on the outside and aspen, maple or oak for its walls, furniture and floors.

The Church of Bones

The Church of Bones

Great Big Story gives us a quick tour of the Czech Republic’s Sedlec Ossuary. It has around 40,000 human bones that were single-handedly arranged by a woodcarver in 1870 at the behest of an aristocratic family. Deckard Cain can’t make this stuff up.

Néit Collapsible Luggage

Néit Collapsible Luggage

Néit has designed luggage that is waterproof and has a hard case, yet collapses to reduce its volume by up to 70%. It also has four 360º wheels, a carabiner-style handle and optional GPS tracking. Available as a 6.5lb 38L carry-on or as a 10lb 90L check-in suitcase.

Lonely Planet Guides

Lonely Planet Guides

Lonely Planet’s free Guides app for iOS and Android comes with offline maps, location-aware functions, curated sights and handy tips. It also lets you bookmark places. It covers 38 cities, with more to come soon.

Lazysack

Lazysack

Designed by Capata Pyrenees, the Lazysack is a 30″x 75″ sleeping bag that can also be used as a blanket or as a poncho with a removable hood. It has a water-repellent coating and can be stuffed into the included 8″x 18″ sack.

The Rajput Ride

The Rajput Ride

Red Bull skaters Vladik Scholz, Michael Mackrodt and Dan Zvereff went to Rajasthan, India to flip and grind their way through the cramped streets of New Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Another awesome skateboard video from Patrik Wallner.

The Rockhouse Retreat

The Rockhouse Retreat

Businessman Angelo Mastropietro was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, and it led to him being paralyzed for a brief time. His condition led him to do a bit of soul-searching. He ended up almost single-handedly turning a 700-year-old cave into a home.

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Airstream x Pendleton Trailer

Airstream x Pendleton Trailer

A limited edition trailer filled with Pendleton wool, wooden cabinets and embroidered leather. It also has Pendleton blankets, a dining set and more. Airstream will donate $1000 to the National Park Foundation for each trailer sold. Video tour here.

Dolní Morava Sky Walk

Dolní Morava Sky Walk

The Sky Walk is a 180ft-tall winding footpath. Located nearly 3700ft. above sea level at the Dolní Morava resort in the Czech Republic, it offers a breathtaking view of the Morava river valley. If you don’t want to walk back down, you can take its 330ft.-long slide.

Scientists’ Vacation Tips

Scientists’ Vacation Tips

Apparently, studies have shown that we enjoy not just the vacation itself, but also anticipating it and then reflecting on it afterward. Also, our mind tends to zone in on the beginning and end of our trips, so try to make those parts memorable.

Hypnos Hoodies

Hypnos Hoodies

The hood in Hypnos’ sweatshirts and jackets has a hidden inflatable pouch. Breathe into the concealed valve for a couple of seconds and you have a discreet pillow. The sweatshirts are available in slim and relaxed fit and as a pullover or with a zipper.

Etihad A380 The Residence

Etihad A380 The Residence

Bryan Kelly aka The Points Guy made a name for himself by maximizing loyalty points, but he spent $32,000 to be one of the first to try Etihad Airways’ VIP trip from New York to Abu Dhabi. Here’s what he experienced. No wonder the 1% don’t want to share.

Approximately 906 Miles

Approximately 906 Miles

Psych rock group Harrison Fjord perform a song from their EP Puspa in Space on Arizona’s beautiful Mogollon Rim. Come for the funny band name, almost go for the concentrated ’90s essence, then ultimately stay for the cool sights and sounds.

The Underground Town

The Underground Town

We’ve seen a floating city and a condominium city. Here’s an underground town. The South Australian mining town Coober Pedy has about 1,500 residents living in underground homes aka dugouts to escape the scorching daytime heat on the surface.

Docastaway

Docastaway

Stay in a remote island – mainly in the Philippines, Indonesia or the Caribbean – with nothing but basic supplies and nature to get you by. They have both comfortable and hardcore adventure packages.

GoButler

GoButler

Similar to Magic, GoButler is an SMS-based personal assistant that gets you anything from airplane tickets to groceries. The service is free to use; they make money from commissions. It also has an iOS app. Available in US, Canada, UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Searching for cool stuff has us on the road and away from home all the time. Our friends at TownePlace Suites by Marriott make us feel like we’re at home, even when we’re on the other side of the country, thanks to their cozy and cheerful long-term accommodations.

My Girlfriend Took Me Backpacking

My Girlfriend Took Me Backpacking

YouTuber JohanKaos follows his girlfriend as they trek across Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia in this wonderfully edited travel video. If only getting through airports was this easy.

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