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Where the Hell is Matt?

Where the Hell is Matt? June 25, 2012 | Around the World, General, Offbeat, Travel Style | Read More
Photo courtesy of Where The Hell Is Matt Matt Harding has gained notoriety in the travel world as “that guy with the silly dance,” and after dancing all over the world since 2005, Matt’s released a fourth video. Check out some of the new places he’s been dancing at. How many of...

Road Train Cars Successfully Tested

Road Train Cars Successfully Tested June 20, 2012 | General, Travel News | Read More
The newest breakthrough in the movement towards autonomous driving, the first public test of futuristic “road train” cars—conducted on a highway in Spain—was a resounding success. Road train cars feature not one, but three unmanned vehicles following a truck with a human driver. The...

The Versatile Gorillapod for Photographers who Travel

The Versatile Gorillapod for Photographers who Travel June 4, 2012 | Gear Guide, General | Read More
Lightweight but durable, flexible but stolid, the Gorillapod has virtually revolutionized the concept of a tripod. Ideally suited to self-timer photography, Gorillapods are easily transportable, and the flexible legs can be molded securely around just about any object that’s convenient or close by....

Monday Aww-Day: Bear Cubs Endlessly Entertained by Water [VIDEO]

Monday Aww-Day: Bear Cubs Endlessly Entertained by Water [VIDEO] July 11, 2011 | General | Read More
When we saw how ridiculously adorable these bear cubs at a Zoo in Hokkaido, Japan were, we just didn’t hate Monday as much as before. We hope baby bears being endlessly entertained by a well placed hose has the same effect on you. And if your travels take you to this Japanese zoo soon, please...

Abandoned Tuesday: Town of Kayakoy

Abandoned Tuesday: Town of Kayakoy June 14, 2011 | General | Read More
Kayakoy may look like it has been deserted for centuries, but the once bustling town was home to some 20,000 residents in the early 20th century. Kayakoy was a traditional Greek Orthodox community situated in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey, and its residents lived harmoniously with their Turkish...

Monday Aww-Day: Peregrine Falcon Chicks

Monday Aww-Day: Peregrine Falcon Chicks June 13, 2011 | General | Read More
We can totally understand the draw of a good turn-down service, but we’re not sure how long it would be until the fun of hotel-living wore off. Clearly the Peregrine Falcon family who has been making its nest in the Sheraton Hotel in Hamilton, Ontario doesn’t feel the same way. The falcon...

Backcountry Wednesday: The Midnight Sun

Backcountry Wednesday: The Midnight Sun June 8, 2011 | General | Read More
The Midnight Sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months, in locations north of the Arctic Circle and South of the Antarctic Circle. During this special time, the sun never sets on the horizon, and is visible at midnight local time. Although we’re pretty sure this wreaks havoc...

Abandoned Tuesday: Humberstone and Santa Laura Mining Towns

Abandoned Tuesday: Humberstone and Santa Laura Mining Towns June 7, 2011 | General | Read More
During the 19th century “white gold” didn’t only refer to jewelry, but a substance of equal value: saltpeter (sodium nitrate). Until the beginning of the 20th century the substance, used for fertilizer and gun powder, couldn’t be synthetically produced and nitrate mines were...

Monday Aww-Day: PENGUINS [PICS]

Monday Aww-Day: PENGUINS [PICS] June 6, 2011 | General | Read More
It’s Monday, so who doesn’t need a good afternoon AWW? Since it has been unseasonably chilly this week at the NG office in Northern California, my thoughts go to our brethren of the South, the penguins. Unquestionably the-bird-of-the-moment due to Happy Feet and March of the Penguins, these...

Hilarious Airport TGIF [Video]

Hilarious Airport TGIF [Video] May 13, 2011 | General | Read More
Ah the elusive bicycle video. It’s been attempted many times, but takes a certain amount of skill to perfect. We think these dudes got it right. There’s something about the airport voice over, moving sidewalk, and giggling camera-woman that gets us every time.  We don’t know who...
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