You could either walk through Ecuador's cloud forest, or take the sky bike at the Mashpi Lodge in Quito, Ecuador. It's tucked away in the 3,200 acre orchid-filled Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, and the human-powered, two-seat bikes dangle from a 656-foot cable stretched between two points in the forest. Riders can push the envelope for a daring thrill ride, or just relax among the forest canopy and explore it at a leisurely pace. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
Many consider this winter to be one of the coldest in recent times, and while some are trying to stay inside as much as possible, others are looking to get out of the house and into warmer environments. For those looking to warm up in a snowy village, look no further than Igloo Village in Zermatt. Lying in the whirlpool and enjoying the open view of the Matterhorn is possible at this resort, consisting of 34 snow beds and even a Romantic Igloo Suite with a private whirlpool (above). Continue reading for more.
Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard were living in Los Angeles working as an engineer and an executive assistant respectively two years ago. Guillaume had always loved photography, and Jenna wanted to become a writer, so they decided to take a leap of faith by quitting their jobs and building a tiny house to travel the country in. They sold almost everything they had to fund their project. After a year and over 1,000 hours of hard work, "Tiny House Giant Journey" became a reality. Continue reading for a video tour, more pictures and additional information.
The last thing you'd expect to find in the world's driest desert is an oasis town plopped right in the middle, but that's exactly what Huacachina in Peru is, complete with lush palm trees, flourishing foliage, and a tranquil lagoon which is said to have magical healing properties. Its 96 residents thrive on running small businesses on their greatest resource; sand. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
Between March 19-25, people in London will be able to enjoy cocktails mixed by some of the city's finest mixologists, and hang out with a group of owl friends. This bar will only be open in the wee hours between 8:30pm-2am every night, due to the nocturnal sleeping patterns of the animals. Annie is the star owl, but you can also meet the rest of the owl pack, made up of Darwin (caring), Ruby (exotic), Cinders (cheeky), Winston (wise), and Hootie (beauty queen). Continue reading for more pictures.
CBS Evening News recently tweeted an amazing aerial photo of Manhattan Island surrounded by the frozen waters of New York Harbor. Due to the record low temperatures that have recently hit New York City (-25° F to -45° F lower than normal), sighs like this have been common around town, with even most of Niagara Falls freezing over. Continue reading for a video of a geyser in New York that froze in mid-air to form an ice volcano.
Think of Dom'Up as the ultimate getaway for those who love camping in the outdoors, but want some of the luxuries found at home, like insects not getting into everything. This tent of sorts can be built in less than two days and is designed to be suspended between two trees, using a proprietary suspension and anchor system that won't damage the trees. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
What you're looking at above is an actual moss swamp in a Romanian forest, not some computer-generated image. On a related note, did you know that a high percentage (47% of the land area) of the country is covered with natural and semi-natural ecosystems? That's right, Romania has one of the largest areas of undisturbed forest in Europe covering almost 27% of the territory. The Carpathian Mountains dominate the centre of Romania, with 14 mountain ranges reaching above 2,000 m or 6,600 ft. Continue reading for more.
When money is no object, things like the Inkas Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG Armored Limousine sound reasonable, even at $1-million. Inkas, an armored vehicle company from Canada, completely revamped the standard G63 AMG, fitting it with ultra plush chairs (heating, cooling and massaging functions included), a satellite television system, full-size fridge, and a color-changing LED system that displays "different animations ranging from business mode to various romantic themes". Under the hood, you'll find a 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8 that generates 537bhp. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Vincent Laforet, a filmmaker and photographer, recently took to the skies to capture Sin City like you've never seen before. All of these images are part of his AIR: Sin City series, and they features countless dotted lights surrounded by the intense, total darkness of the Mojave Desert, but tilt-shifted to make everything look like a miniature toy set. He says: "Once the door was open, and that I'd taken the step out onto the skids, it took a few minutes to get my heart rate down to be perfectly honest. But Wow. What a sight..." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to view the five most popular viral videos for today.