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I Lost All This Stuff In Vietnam: An Ode To Backups

Last month while riding a $450 motorcycle through Vietnam, I lost my backpack. It contained my camera, computer, and two hard drives containing seven months of RAW photos and videos. This is what I learned from the ordeal.


Why Does Weather Cause Air Traffic Delays?

The effect that weather has on air traffic delays is probably one of the most misunderstood aspects of aviation. The conditions that typically can cause delays are low cloud ceilings, low visibility, convective activity (thunderstorms), icing conditions, high winds and runway conditions.


Video: The Stunning Wonder And Beauty Of Vietnam

Vietnam is one of my favourite places in the world, because the country is just beautiful, the food is absolutely fantastic and the people are so kind. I’m also completely biased, because that’s where my family is from. But still! Watch this video that tours the wonders of Vietnam and try and say you don’t want to go. It’s impossible.


GPS Ebook Reader Lets The Book Take Place Wherever The Reader Is Located

An ereader lets travellers bring thousands of books with them on their journeys, but what if each of those stories was customised to wherever they happened to be at the moment?


The FAA Is Switching To Satellites For Air Traffic Control

As unnerving as it is to hear, air traffic control has always been pretty piecemeal. Relying on a combination of instrumentation — namely, radar, radios, and GPS — as well as good old-fashioned eyeballs, pilots do a pretty good job navigating the sky. But they’re about to get a lot better with a new satellite-based system.


Riding Motorcycles And Ostriches In Vietnam's Mountains

Want to see the mountains, forests and farms of the “real” Vietnam? Get away from the tourist hoards, get on a motorcycle and go. I just did that, and even got to ride an ostrich. Here’s how you can too.


Amazon Launches Its Own Travel Site

Amazon’s rumoured travel site has now officially launched. Amazon Destinations curates hotel listings — and user reviews — to help you book a trip. But only in a handful of locations.


Inside The World's Third Largest Cave

The world’s third largest cave has “rooms” that stand 100m high and span 180m across. It’s so spectacular that it’s playing home to several upcoming blockbusters, including this summer’s Pan, and others the force compels us not to disclose. We hiked through the Vietnamese jungle to explore it.


More Expensive Uber Trips Between Sydney Airport And The CBD

Starting from next week, Uber passengers travelling from/to the Sydney CBD and Kingsford Smith will find themselves a bit more out-of-pocket, with the private car service ditching its flat rate for the journey.


The First Suitcase With Wheels That Retract So They Don't Get Destroyed

What good is a set of wheels on the bottom of your suitcase if somewhere between checking your bag and retrieving it from a luggage carousel one or two of them have been broken off? Your bags are actually harder to transport after that happens. But since standing spinner suitcases are just so convenient, Heys has introduced the first set of retractable wheels on its new Stealth that keeps them safe and out of the way while a bag is being handled