travel

Tip This Robo-Bellhop In Tweets For Delivering Your Room Service

Put that dollar away, the future is already upon us. Aloft Hotels, a swanky hotel in Silicon Valley is about to debut the world’s first robotic bellhop, a speedy automaton built to fulfil your every wish, or at least bring you a midnight snack.


The Secret Ways Airports Tell Us Where To Go

As humans have developed cities and built environments, we have also needed to develop ways to find our way through them. Signage goes back at least as far as the Roman Empire where they constructed “milestones” along their roadways.


This Redesigned Aeroplane Cabin Would Give You More Room For Everything

You board the plane and instinctively duck to clear the overhead container doors. They’re all full already, so you cram your carry-on under the seat in front of you while the slob next to you reaches across your face to adjust the reading light. No more: one design firm’s new cabin concept eliminates all those problems.


A Weekender Duffel Bag That Can Handle Your Sleeping Bag And Tent Too

When you’re not flush with weeks of annual leave, short weekend getaways are the best way to take advantage of warm weather. And whether you’re spending that time in a cabin or a tent, Alite’s Great Escape duffel bag can hold everything you need for a couple days worth of rest and respite.


Never Stay In A Hotel With Crappy Wi-Fi Thanks To This Useful Site

When you’re travelling, hotel Wi-Fi might be your only source of connectivity, so when you wind up in a hotel and the internet crawwwwwls, it can be a major bummer.


How To Get The Best Sleep Of Your Life On An Aeroplane

Navigating your way through clueless tourists, customs officers and disinterested ticket counter clerks is only half the battle. Once you make it to your seat, you’ve still got an entire flight to endure. Your best aeroplane strategy is almost always to sleep through the entire ordeal, but how does one sleep effectively while fully clothed, sitting up, in the middle seat? It’s surprisingly easy with a bit of planning.


Modern Luggage Decals Let You Humblebrag About Your Travels

Back in the day it wasn’t uncommon for trunks and suitcases to slowly become covered in labels as they visited cities and ports around the world. But it’s become sort of a lost art — one that the folks at Animi Causa are trying to revive with this set of lovingly designed luggage label decals.


This Cosy Log Cabin In The Swiss Alps Is Entirely Made Out Of Concrete

If you didn’t know know better, you’d think the Refugi Liepthaus in the Alps was just another quaint log cabin from afar. But if you get close, you’ll realise that those ridges on the walls are not logs but a beautiful brutalist exterior. It’s awesome.


Explore The Largest Cruise Ship In The World With Google Street View

At 360 metres long and weighing in at 202,000 tonnes, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas is the largest cruise ship ever built. It’s able to carry 5400 passengers — plus crew — and with on-board amenities like a skating rink, a miniature golf course, surfing simulators, and a merry-go-round, there’s little need to ever leave the ship.


A Vader Suitcase Can Even Squeeze Into A TIE Fighter's Overhead Bins

Even though it’s designed for kids, it’s going to be hard for adult Star Wars fans not to trade in their carry-on luggage for this awesome 3D Vader suitcase — even if they are Yoda-sized.