Photographer travels to 36 countries in 600 days: this is the enthralling video he created about it

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Thursday 15 May 2014

Remember that time you told yourself, ’one day I’m going to travel the world,’ but never did? Behold, the video that will make you so jelly, you’re going to start packing as soon as possible! Photographer Alex Chacon travelled through 36 countries in 600 days, logging in an unbelievable 202, 690 km using five different motorcycles. Using a GoPro and a monopod attached to it, he captured a 360 panorama selfie of his entire trip.

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Finally, an airplane armrest two people can share

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 5 May 2014

The Paperclip Armrest is what every air traveller has been dreaming of the moment the person next to them stole the armrest. This design concept is by Hong Kong-based Paperclip Design Limited, which ‘solves the problems inherent in the typical shared armrest concept so often employed in high-density seating like airplanes by providing an elevated […]

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Feeling flighty but can’t fly? Stay at home with these airport tag pillows

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 3 February 2014

Inspired by the IATA codes — a three-letter code designating airports around the world — these cushiony pillow covers are reminiscent of these ubiquitous baggage tags attached to checked-in bags at airports and reminders that you should perhaps go on a vacay soon.

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North Korea seen through David Guttenfelder’s Instagram snaps

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 28 December 2013

Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder has been able to capture never-before-seen images of North Korea and share then on Instagram. Recently North Korea relaxed their laws surrounding the internet so foreigners are now allowed to carry their phones ‘with an activated 3G network’. Guttenfelder explains his motivation behind the snapshots: ‘Through social media, I’m trying […]

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Eiffel Tower doppelgangers

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Friday 29 November 2013

As it turns out, there are a whole lot more replicas of the Eiffel Tower then I ever imagined. And none of those replicas are even in France. There are some in Texas,  Las Vegas, Tennessee, China, Romania, Greece, and even Mexico. None of them are as tall as the original, but they’re still pretty […]

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Museum of Barbed Wire: Yes, it’s a real place

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Tuesday 26 November 2013

The Museum of Barbed Wire in Kansas is probably somewhere near the top of the list of World’s Most Boring Places to Visit. Really. Despite the website’s promise that you’ll ‘get hooked on barbed wire history and lore’, I somehow think I’d be painfully bored instead. And I’m really not so sure I want to […]

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Photos of Aghori cannibal holy men by Darragh Field

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By Darragh Field in New Photography on Wednesday 6 November 2013

The Aghoris are distinct from other Hindu sects and Sadu’s (priests) as a result of their alcoholic and cannibalistic ceremonies. Skulls and other human bones are obtained from the cremation grounds and used due to them having life-force which they believe can be harnessed for ritual purposes.

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Adina Apartments, in Sydney’s Surry Hills

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By Zac in Cool Travel on Monday 4 November 2013

hotel in Sydney’s Surry Hills is perfectly positioned to capture the vivid nightlife that springs to life each evening in the city’s most edgy and interesting suburb.

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Clever Travel Companion: Hide your valuables in these undies

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 17 October 2013

She kept stopping in a bathroom to reach into her bra every time she needed money. And we were in NYC on vacation, so that was about every five minutes. But my mother insisted it was the only way to protect against pickpockets. It was one of the more mortifying memories of my twelve-year-old career […]

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Hotel nightmares: a blog full of disgusting true travel stories

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Wednesday 9 October 2013

Don’t read this blog if you plan to stay in a hotel anytime soon. These stories will make you so paranoid, you may show up to the room with a gas mask and an arsenal of cleaning supplies. From photos of mysterious stains to stories of unpleasant surprises, this blog will have you cringing and […]

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Man free-climbs 268-metre building in China

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 4 October 2013

Michael Kemeter is one crazy Austrian! He’s a daredevil who has absolutely no fear and he’s just proved it with a 268-meter free climb of one of the tallest buildings in the Hunan capital of Changsha. Watch the video and see as he makes the 90 minute climb look like a piece of cake, and […]

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Exploring Tasmania: The town of Evandale

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Thursday 19 September 2013

Only 18km south of Launceston, en route to Hobart, on the banks of the South Esk River, sits the small historic town of Evandale, which various locals had suggested that I check out. Whilst there’s not all that much to do there, its quaint historic buildings, old-fashioned shops and traditional signage, all situated amidst hugely […]

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Exploring Tasmania: Cataract Gorge

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Wednesday 18 September 2013

It was suggested that I check out the Cataract Gorge, one of Launceston’s premier tourist attractions found at the lower section of the South Esk River. So I drove the short distance from the city centre, arriving with an hour or so left before sundown.

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Exploring Tasmania: Avalon City Retreat

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Tuesday 17 September 2013

The first thing that struck me about my Hobart accommodation, the Avalon City Retreat, was the personal touch. Amanda, the Marketing & PR Manager, was waiting on Macquarie Street to greet me, and show me around.

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The tallest soft serve ice cream in Taiwan… No, maybe the world

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 17 September 2013

They say that too much of a good thing is bad. The guy that said that probably never experienced the giant soft serve ice cream being sold in Tamsui, Taiwan. Stacked at more than 12 inches high, this giant ice cream is made up of all your dreams and fantasies. This insane amount of ice […]

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