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This video, shot and made by Scott Gold, plays like a dream. It depicts Scott and his wife’s trip to Japan in January but to me, it shows how Japan is maintaining its illustrious history and mystical culture amidst the fast paced, beep beep, every person cross the intersection right now modern world.
Aeroplane seats aren’t exactly designed for comfortable sleeping — so if you’re on a long-haul flight, a travel pillow is a must. And since the three blankets that most planes carry aren’t enough for 100 passengers to share, this clever two-in-one neck pillow has everything you need to at least try and get some shut-eye on a long flight.
Well here’s a new option for the wealthy tourist who’s seen it all. No, it’s not a trip to space. It’s not a floating hotel room or even a wild safari. It’s a luxury submarine — an underwater palace built for a Bond villain that can be yours for the weekend. But it will cost you.
The noble men and women of TSA aren’t the only ones doing their part to keep the toy chests of the world free from terrorism. Just a few days ago, Heathrow Airport security successfully disarmed a one Mr Woody of Toy Story fame, confiscating his inch-long, vaguely pistol-shaped piece of plastic and ensuring a safer tomorrow in the process.
There was a time when well-travelled luggage looked like the suitcase above: covered with travel stickers, trophies of every adventurous explorer. My father, who spent his youth travelling across Europe in the ’60s and ’70s kept his weary suitcase for a long time; as a child, I admired all those well-aged little pictures of remote hotels and places I’d never been to.
The internet has made shopping for tickets and the like infinitely easier than before. But it certainly hasn’t totally killed the uncertainty that comes with booking. How do you know when to book so that you get the best deal? Is this the best you’re going to do? Orbitz is launching a series of tools in the “labs” section of its travel booking service to help you kill that uncertainty dead.