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This Map Shows Just How Long Travel Took 100 Years Ago

You might battled queues, delays and cancellations while you travelled over Christmas, but be grateful you’re travelling in 2015 when travel time is measured in hours — rather than in days, the metric used in this 1914 map.

What Happens When You Get A Parasite

The experience of living with a stomach parasite is not something a decent person would ever want to share. Which brings me to the point of this article: the parasites I contracted in Guatemala.

Everyone In The US Went To Disney World For Thanksgiving

The most popular destination this Thanksgiving may not have been mum and pop’s house, but rather Miami Beach or Disney World, according to a telling visualisation of airline search data.

Magical Megaphone Instantly Translates Into Three Different Languages

Panasonic’s futuristic new gizmo may make airport employees’ lives a lot easier. It’s called the “Megahonyaku” (a portmanteau of “megaphone” and “translation” in Japanese), and it automatically spits out Japanese sentences into English, Chinese, or Korean.

Travelling On A Train Across The Entire United States Is So Picturesque

Video: Train travel is the best travel. Sure, it’s slower than riding an aeroplane and more restrictive than driving a car but it’s so much less stressful than either of those. Plus, once you hop in and sit down, you can just look out and enjoy the view as you snake your way to your destination. And if you’re travelling from New York to San Francisco like Tom Harman did on Amtrak, you get to see the entire country in one swoop. It’s a damn beautiful country filled with so many different scenes.

Enchanting Video Reveals The Secret Beauty Of Iran

Video: Stanislas Giroux, the guy who filmed this video, puts it quite simply: this is the video he would like to show people when they ask him why the heck would he want to go to Iran. And after watching it, I kind of want to go with him. The beauty of the country and the intricate details of its culture is absolutely worth exploring. What a fascinating place.

Cloud Passport: Australia To Trial Passport-Free Travel

I hate my passport. Hate it. I leave it everywhere, my photo is stupid (mostly because of my stupid face), and they cost a boatload to replace every few years. Australia has signalled that it might be time to leave the humble passport behind, however, with a new passport-free travel trial it’s calling Cloud Passport.

Use This Handy App To Find What's Open Around You

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to have just one more beer, you need a late-night store that sells cough syrup, or you want to do something productive in the early hours of the morning, Wotsopen can tell you which places are open for business near your location.

How GoPro Is Turning Its Athletes Into Storytellers

Sport photography isn’t shot from the sidelines anymore, it’s made by athletes as they do their thing. But before they can do that, they have to learn to shoot like a pro. We went inside the camp where they’re trained.

Your Boarding Pass Barcode Can Reveal Your Future Flight Schedule

When you pick up a boarding pass, it has many of your personal details splashed all over it. But the innocuous-looking barcode contains an even richer seam of information about your travel plans and habits — and it may pay to keep it hidden away from prying eyes.

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