Posts tagged with ‘travel

Morning travel short films: “Chasing Myself Around South America”

Funny travel video from my 3-week solo backpacking trip around South America in March 2014.

New startup wants to save you money on crazy roaming charges while traveling

If you live in the US and you happen to find yourself traveling anywhere outside North America, unless money is no object, you might find yourself completely disabling data on your phone, turning off your phone entirely or bringing some cheap voice-only burner phone to save on the insane roaming charges US carriers like to impose. But one new startup called Attache Arrivals will help you travel like it’s the 21st century by providing easy and cheaper access to unlocked smartphones and SIM cards for just about any region of the world.

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Signs! Signs! Signs! Here’s a montage of hundreds of signs seen during a road trip across the United States.

Visit Colorado, because weed. So much weed.

Come to Colorado. We’ll show you how we… roll.

In case you missed it… last Friday, the Grand Canyon filled up with clouds and it was amazing
A rare temperature inversion caused most of the Grand Canyon to fill to the brim with fog last Friday. Slight temperature inversions happen once or twice a year, but one that produces something this spectacular only happens once every few decades.
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In case you missed it… last Friday, the Grand Canyon filled up with clouds and it was amazing

A rare temperature inversion caused most of the Grand Canyon to fill to the brim with fog last Friday. Slight temperature inversions happen once or twice a year, but one that produces something this spectacular only happens once every few decades.

See more photos here

How to make incredibly deadly weapons using only items bought at an airport

Just because he could, and to try and prove a point, independent security researcher Evan Booth went about to discover whether one, if so inclined, could create deadly weapons only found or purchased past TSA checkpoints at an airport. The answer is very yes, as Booth went all kinds of prison crazy in creating bludgeons, shotguns, nunchuku, knives and all kinds of other weapons using only items purchased from airport gift shops and food stands. He seems to think this is a huge breach of security, but the NSA has yet to respond, probably because everyone knows that you can make a deadly weapon literally out of anything if you’re clever enough and determined enough. Still, he’s put together a pretty impressive arsenal. 

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South Africa now has fake slums just for tourists. All the fun of poverty without the poverty

If you’re the kind of person who likes to visit the “real” parts of countries, but you’re rightly terrified of what kind of crime comes with such realness, you’ll be happy to know that in South Africa, there’s now a resort with fake shanty town slums, so you can experience slum life without worrying you’re going to end up chopped into bits by some crazy bastard with a machete.

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Holiday travel fun fact: Did you know the TSA will let you take your own liquor cabinet on a plane? Yes ma’am.

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If you’re going to be flying anywhere over Thanksgiving or Hanukkah or Thanksukkah or Christmas, that shit’s gonna be stressful. But even though there are lots of things you can’t take on a plane anymore, you can still apparently bring quite a lot of alcohol on board, as long as it’s in the right containers. And those containers are small hotel minibar sized liquor bottles, no more than 3 oz each and in a clear Ziploc bag. Some TSA person might even give you a high five. 

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The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia Was originally opened in the 1900s for medical students to come and see in person ;extremely rare conditions, and the effects of diseases that had been cured or eradicated. It still stands today as the best place for medical students to get ” hands on” experience .

The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia Was originally opened in the 1900s for medical students to come and see in person ;extremely rare conditions, and the effects of diseases that had been cured or eradicated. It still stands today as the best place for medical students to get ” hands on” experience .

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Evening moment of zen: “Adventure is Calling”

This summer, two friends and myself all left our comfortable jobs of six years to spend two months traveling across the country and teaching photography workshops along the way. We all felt that it was time to take a risk and get out of our comfort zones… adventure was calling us. It was a trip filled with endless hours cooped up in a van, exploring breathtaking landscapes, sharing stories and laughs, meeting some of the nicest people, making new friends, getting to meet old friends from around the country, and sharing our love of photography with others.

If you’re ever in Cape Town, check out this amazing steampunk coffee shop

Cape Town’s much renowned and favourite coffee chain, Truth, has a headquarters that’s really worth shouting about. Imagine a ”steampunk” inspired coffee shop in Cape Town, South Africa. Yes, you heard that right. It’s a reality and a pretty fabulous one at that thanks to an incredible design by Haldane Martin. Truth and its aesthetic have created as big a buzz as the coffee it serves, brought to life by connoisseur David Donde.

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Things you don’t read in travel guides: Smoking and growing as much weed as you want is completely legal in North Korea

For all of its horrendous human rights abuses, brainwashing and complete totalitarian control over its people, there’s a whole lot of reasons to never even consider visiting North Korea. But if you do, you should also know that smoking and growing weed is not only totally legal in North Korea, it’s encouraged and as North Korean as apple pie is to America. And it’s cheap as shit— around $1 for about an ounce. Sure, you’ve still got to stick to your guides and obey all of North Korea’s stupid rules, but you can be high as hell the whole time.

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