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Soaring Over Big Sur On A Paraglider

With its golden hills, lush green forests and turquoise-coloured ocean, Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places you can visit, but it looks even better from above — while paragliding.


What's Your Favourite Tech To Bring Travelling?

I’m asking here for a friend. The truth is that I haven’t taken a proper vacation in years, and a lot of my travel tech is out-of-date. The last time I left the country, for example, it would have cost an astronomical amount to use an phone abroad. But plans and options have changed, and it may not make sense to do what I did ages ago, which was buy a cheap phone and a SIM card upon arrival at my destination.


Kogan Is Now Offering Discounted Travel

Everybody’s favourite discount online gadget retailer, Kogan, is branching out into travel with a bunch of heavily (and not-so-heavily) discounted package vouchers, available only online. If you want a cheap package deal with flights and accommodation, there are a few good deals on offer.


I Wish I Had This Do-It-All Portable Power Station When I Flew Abroad

I just came back from a two-week vacation in Europe. I took loads of gadgets. How did I keep them charged? Why, an unwieldy gadget cornucopia consisting of two AC splitters, a USB wall wart, and an external battery for topping up on the go. If only I’d had the Belkin TravelRockstar, I could have lightened my load.


Video: Iceland Might Be The Most Magnificent Place In The Universe

It’s unfair, really. One place shouldn’t be able to stun your eyeballs as much as Iceland does. Its landscape is just unreal, like it’s a physical manifestation of a glitch in the Universe to allow for so many jaw dropping places in one country. Just watch this drone footage of Iceland and try to disagree.


Driving Australia's Remote Cape York Peninsula

For most of Cape York, the remote peninsula north of Cairns that runs parallel to the Great Barrier Reef, the nearest major city isn’t even in Australia, it’s in Papua New Guinea. You know, where head-hunting was a thing up until a couple of decades ago. We just drove through it on the most challenging off-road trail down under.


Russia Wants People To Road Trip From New York To London (via Moscow)

Between the western shores of Alaska and the northeastern tip of Russia, the Bering Strait is so narrow that you could drive across it in an hour, if only there were a tunnel beneath the sea. And Russian Railways wants to build one, as part of a massive road and rail project that would stretch from New York to London by way of Canada, Alaska, Russia, and continental Europe.


Your Guide To Island Hopping The Philippines

I just spent two weeks in the Philippines, a place The Department of State deems dangerous and warns that “U.S. citizens should continue to exercise extreme caution if travelling to certain regions and cities.” Here’s why it wasn’t scary, and why you should plan to island-hop as soon as possible!


Exploring Santa Cruz Island

About 30km off the coast of Ventura lies Santa Cruz Island — a remote mecca for adventure. We spent a weekend exploring it. Here’s how you can too.


Welcome To The Connected States: Living In A Van In America

In August 2014 I put everything I owned into boxes, climbed into a U-Haul, and started driving. I was heading to a temporary location with the vague idea of letting my heart heal and getting my head on straight, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do beyond that. I wanted a home, but I also wanted to explore. I needed a nest, but I didn’t want to be tied to any one place. As I pounded out the miles in that big yellow truck an idea started forming, and that would lead me to this project. I call it Connected States.


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