You know Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia that you’ve seen in countless videos and pictures? Well, it turns out there’s yet another similarly impressive reef that’s located near the same country. More →
If your luggage arrives safe and sound at its intended destination, you probably don’t spend too much time wondering how it got there. But if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being in a completely new city without any of your belongings, well, then you might be curious as to how things might have gone awry.
With the number of active websites on the Internet today now approaching 1 billion, there are no shortage of incredibly cool and useful sites which have fallen through the cracks and aren’t as well-known as they should be. To help remedy that, ever so slightly, we’ve complied a list of awesome, quirky, and helpful websites that you most likely haven’t heard of before. From creating animated GIFs in a snap to finding the best prices on airline tickets, many of these sites are certainly bookmark worthy.
Every year, tens of millions of Americans travel abroad, with Europe and the Caribbean being the two most popular destinations. Inevitably, statistics bear out that an unlucky percentage of American’s travelling abroad end up dying in overseas locations. While some deaths are due to natural causes, most result either from some form of freak accident or violent crime.
Delving deeper into this topic, Bloomberg recently recently examined the most common causes of death to Americans during international travel.
An intriguing new Kickstarter campaign features a multi-functional jacket that would make MacGyver proud. Since going live on Tuesday morning, the campaign has already raised more than half a million dollars, far exceeding a modest initial goal of $20,000.
When one thinks of renting out a place on Airbnb, one’s mind tends to either think of an affordable, yet livable space or a luxurious and gargantuan house. This Airbnb listing, though, doesn’t fall into either category.
Behold. The smallest and craziest Airbnb listing you’ve ever seen and will likely ever see.
If one were to list out all of the things that make air travel so damn frustrating, it’d be hard to know where to even begin. From delayed flights and cramped seating to what is often an exceedingly long check-in process, air travel is rarely a seamless experience.
All that aside, the notion of accessing the Internet while mid-flight is certainly a surefire way to relieve some in-flight boredom and discomfort.
Or so you would think.
Unfortunately, in-flight Wi-Fi is not only pretty expensive, but it also has a tendency to be painfully slow if you’re trying to do anything more intensive than checking a few emails. The end result is that many fliers often find themselves paying a pretty penny for shoddy service, a losing proposition on both ends.
Though many airlines have recently taken steps to improve the overall flying experience, free Wi-Fi still remains elusive on most popular U.S.-based airliners. More often than not, Wi-Fi service is offered through a company called Gogo which provides Internet connectivity at varying rates depending on how long you want to use it. An all-day pass, for instance will set you back $16 while an hour pass will cost you $5.
When deciding where to travel on vacation this summer, the usual suspects are probably the first that come to mind: Disney World, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls… or probably just whichever beach is closest to your house. But, if you’re looking to get a little more adventurous, a recent Quora thread brought users together to answer one simple question:
“What are some amazing/unique places in the U.S. that are not commonly visited by tourists?”
Unless you’re flying first class, air travel can often be exercise in frustration. From cramped seating to mediocre, if not questionable, food, travelling via coach often leaves passengers counting down the time until they land. Naturally, the frustration is compounded on longer flights where boredom and discomfort tend to join forces to create what often amounts to a miserable few hours.
Thankfully, some airliners are stepping up their game and are providing travelers in coach with amenities that were previously only enjoyed by those lucky enough to travel in first class.
With the advent of mobile devices, odds are pretty high that most people these days don’t pay attention to airline safety videos. Delta, however, is out to change that with a new Internet-meme themed video that splices together your standard flight safety instructions with an avalanche of Internet memes, both new and old. To top it all off, the video even features a few cameos worth keeping an eye out for.
With the “Internet of Things” already ushering in a completely new world of device interaction, it’s no surprise that even mundane appliances like coffee makers are starting to come with built-in WiFi.
Looking to take the “Internet of Things” to even stranger new places, Samsung and Samsonite are reportedly working together to bring you smart luggage. While the notion of smart luggage, at first glance, seems somewhat preposterous, a few interesting use cases do present themselves.
Many people may have already tried Airbnb and similar services that offer great alternatives to hotels, but not many can say they were able to rent an entire village. That’s apparently one possibility available to tourists traveling through Hungary, as they’ll be able to rent an entire village, complete with the horse in the picture above, for just around €700 a day, The Guardian reports. More →