Articles for Active/Outdoors

Arctic Diving in Greenland

Arctic Diving in Greenland June 5, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Denmark, Offbeat | Read More
Taking a diving trip in tropical waters can be very enjoyable, but it takes a real sense of adventure to dive the icy, blue waters that surround the largest island in the world. When you dive Greenland, you will be venturing where only a handful of divers have ever been. The 1,646 mile long island, which...

“Frozen Planet” Causes Boom in Arctic Tourism

“Frozen Planet” Causes Boom in Arctic Tourism January 17, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
We can understand why so many British people are heading to on polar expeditions on cruise ships. Have you seen how cute those polar bears are? Seems “polar cruises” have become a popular choice for Brits who enjoy the hit BBC show Frozen Planet. The show chronicles the extreme living conditions...

Motorcycle + Toilet. The Ultimate Travel Vehicle?

Motorcycle + Toilet. The Ultimate Travel Vehicle? October 20, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
This might just be over the top. Hopefully it just doesn’t overflow. Yes, Japan’s largest toilet maker, TOTO, has created a motorcycle called the Toilet Bike Neo that is powdered completely by human waste. You read that correctly: human waste. But it doesn’t stop there (no matter how...

Plenty of Hotels Offer Rental Bikes; Now, Skateboards

Plenty of Hotels Offer Rental Bikes; Now, Skateboards August 4, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
Finally, we don’t have to use those pesky bikes to get around on vacation anymore. Well, at least when we’re staying at the Nolitan in NYC. The new “luxury boutique hotel”, which opened mid-July in the Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan (that’s ‘North of Little Italy’...

Next Time You Extend Your Honeymoon, Tell Your Family

Next Time You Extend Your Honeymoon, Tell Your Family July 26, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
Yeah, sometimes it pays to check in with family. Especially when you tell everyone before you leave town that you’ll be back on a certain day, and then not only do you not return that day, but you are gone for another three weeks. Hopefully UK newlyweds Ben and Caroline Davies have learned their...

This Place Exists: Mount Roraima

This Place Exists: Mount Roraima May 6, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Central & South America, Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If you thought Four Corners was impressive, wait till you hear about Mt Roraima. The massive mountain stands at the meeting place of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana, and sits in Canaima National Park. Its massive cliff face rises 1,500 sheet feet above the forest floor. Although the ascent is insane,...

The Most Badass Walkway in the World

The Most Badass Walkway in the World May 6, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Asia, China, Travel News | Read More
You don’t need to be a mountain climber to scale cliffs anymore, apparently. It isn’t a via ferrata, either: Chinese workers in Yueyang, in the province of Hunan, are building one of the scariest walkways ever. Workers known as “spidermen” are risking their lives every day to build a scenic...

5 Awesome Time Lapse Videos to Inspire Wanderlust

5 Awesome Time Lapse Videos to Inspire Wanderlust May 2, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
We’re impressed with anyone who has the patience to collect hours, days, months of video footage and compile it all into something jaw-dropping and inspiring. Enter the increasingly popular “Time Lapse Video” — a concept that is no easy feat to pull off, judging by the Digital...

Go For the Tours, Hang For the Races, Stay For the Juleps

Go For the Tours, Hang For the Races, Stay For the Juleps May 2, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
Whether you’re a horse enthusiast, a bourbon connoisseur, or a bluegrass music fan, or just love the coming of spring, the world-famous Kentucky Derby is one of those can’t-miss events of the season. While much of the excitement is focused on actual race, the Kentucky Derby Festival —...

The Latest Hotel Trend: Submarines!

The Latest Hotel Trend: Submarines! April 29, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
Everything’s better under the sea…or at least some hotels certainly seem to think so. In the latest push for hotel’s to mix things up and get creative, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will offer tours in their new submarine. The submarine named “Nemo,” aptly named for its clown...