Soak up some Latin American heat and beats at the Darling Habour Fiesta in Sydney

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 1 October 2014

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Who loves a party? Be one of the eager 200,000 party goers who are expected to turn up over two weekends in October at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, especially if your Brazilian soul is aching for some solid Latin American funk.

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Fiji is home to an incredible two story floating bar

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Travel on Monday 15 September 2014

What does paradise mean to you? Clear waters, cloudless skies, warm sun and freshly made pizza? Well, if that’s your definition of cloud nine, then look no further. Bobbing amidst the waves off the coast of the virtually uninhabited Mamanuca Islands of Fiji is Cloud 9, Fiji’s only two story floating bar.

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Photographer seeks out peaceful moments in the midst of hectic travelling

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Travelling can be a very stressful business from time to time. Rushing through airports, scurrying between platforms or wedging yourself in among hundreds of sweaty people, none of this is exactly calming and we inevitably go through at least some of it in our lives.

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Scrubba, the washing machine that fits in your bag: we interviewed the inventor

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Saturday 9 August 2014

What sorcery is this? A washing machine that fits in my bag? Hard to believe, but it’s true. The Scrubba wash bag is the world’s smallest washing machine, weighing a mere 180 grams. It’s basically a flexible washboard that’s stored inside a sealable bag. Great for people who go to places without a laundry facility or who are too cheap to have their clothes serviced.

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A hotel which doesn’t exist gets multiple reviews on Trip Advisor

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 1 August 2014

Don’t you just adore the rather quaint hotel featured in the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel? Apparently, some of us like it so much we have made fantasy trips to it and left reviews of our imaginary stays.

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New Futuristic Russian tram unveiled … and it’s super badass

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Travel, Tech on Friday 18 July 2014

It may look like Thomas The Tank-Engine’s evil Russian uncle Boris The Bus, but it’s actually so much more! Developed by Uralvagonzavod, a high-tech tank manufacturer, this is the latest addition to the Russian public transport system. Dubbed R1, or Russa One, the street-train was revealed at the 2014 Innoprom Tech-Expo earlier this week. All […]

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Woman had herself Photoshopped in over 25 countries to clear up a beauty misconception

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Is there really an international beauty standard? This is what Esther Honig, a 24-year-old radio journalist in Kansas City, Missouri seek to find out about how people around the globe define female beauty. She started by sending her self-portrait to a designer in Sri Lanka with the simple request, ‘Hi, my name is Esther Honig. Make me look beautiful’.

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Every Shade of Perfect: amazing video of Australian islands shot entirely on a smartphone

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Travel on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Some of this planet’s most dazzling islands lie just off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Whitsundays, some 74 islands strong, are overflowing with natural beauty and boasting pristine beaches and clear waters.

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Why pay for hotel rooms when you can sleep comfortably in your car

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Saturday 7 June 2014

As long as we don’t wake up with a twisted neck, wouldn’t it be great to save a couple of hundreds of dollars by skipping hotel stays and sleeping inside our cars instead? Well, this dream has come true with the Inflatable Car Mattress. Manufactured by Eumerce, this is one inflatable car mattress that can instantly transform your car into a comfortable sleeping pad. It is specially designed to make maximum use of the legroom from your backseat.

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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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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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