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Walking On The Alien World From Interstellar

You probably recognise Iceland’s Vatnajökull glacier from countless movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones, Batman Begins, and most recently Christopher Nolan’s upcoming science-fiction epic, Interstellar. We went hiking on it.


Now You Can Book A Hipmunk Hotel Room Through Yelp

Researching a holiday but too busy to click through a hotel’s Yelp reviews to see if it actually has rooms available? Fear not, because starting today you’ll be able to book hotels through Hipmunk without ever navigating away from Yelp.


Turkey Looks Stunning In This Fantastic Travel Video

Video: Some friends visited Turkey recently and they came back really impressed. They told me about its stunning landscapes, friendly people and extraordinary food. This travel video — beautifully made by Leonardo Dalessandri — shows that they weren’t lying.


Flight Attendants: The New Personal Electronics Rules Suck

The rest of us might be celebrating that we can finally keep playing Candy Crush during takeoff or landing, but flight attendants don’t seem to be too happy about the new regulations: the biggest union for flight attendants is suing the FAA to change the rules back.


Tools You Can (And Should!) Take On Planes

You needn’t sacrifice basic preparedness — for the outdoors, for fixing stuff or for first aid — just because you’re flying somewhere carry-on only. These are the tools you can take on planes, how to pack them and how to use them.


The Time Iceland Almost Killed Me

They say that if you don’t like the weather in Iceland, wait five minutes and it will change. Multiply that by mountains, glaciers and volcanoes and you’ve got a recipe for adventure. Or a close encounter of the near death kind.


Heating Elements Inside This Suitcase Kill Stowaway Bed Bugs

If there’s one souvenir you don’t want to return from a trip with, it’s bed bugs. Those little pests are a nightmare to eradicate, so someone has created the perfect luggage for travellers who frequent seedy hotels. The ThermalStrike suitcase heats up inside once you get home, ensuring your clothes are bed bug-free when you eventually get around to unpacking.


A Flight Emergency Landing Can't Be More Chilled Out Than This

Video: This clips shows the emergency descent of Jetblue flight 1416, which happened on 18 September. Seeing those oxygen masks going down as the cabin fills up with smoke — after one of the engines stops! — is the beginning of one of my worst nightmares. Yet, all passengers seem completely calm about it.


A Simple Plastic Adaptor That Fixes Stupid Hotel Hangers

Somewhere near the top of the list of travel annoyances are those proprietary hotel hangers with detachable hooks designed to stop guests from stealing them. They make it impossible to hang your clothes anywhere but in the designated closet, but you can finally fight back with a simple plastic adaptor called the ConvertAHanger that lets you use hotel hangers wherever you want.


The World's First Convertible Motor Home Is One Obscene Creation

If you roll your eyes when someone claims that inhabiting a massive luxury RV counts as “camping”, you’re not going to like this. As if showers, giant TVs and microwaves weren’t already overkill enough, a bunch of crazy German automakers have created what is possibly the world’s first motorhome with a convertible roof, letting you experience Mother Nature in total, windblown comfort.


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