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Winnebago Travato

Why bother with a giant motor home, when you could just get a Winnebago Travato 59G? Based on the Dodge Ram ProMaster chassis, this "Adventure Mobile" measures 20ft. long and 9ft. tall, and is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that generates 280-horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Not just for comfortable living, it's capable of towing up to 3,500-pounds, which means you can bring several off-road toys along. Inside, there are Bluetooth / USB ports, swivel cab seats, LED ceiling lights, a split dinette area, 22" HDTV, MCD blackout roller shades, outdoor speakers, retractable awning, the company's Flex Bed System, 2,800 Watt power generator, 16,000 BTU furnace, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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100 Disposable Cameras London Homeless

UK-based initiative Cafe Art wanted to connect the homeless with their community through art and photography. So, they dispersed 100 disposable cameras to homeless people around London, gave them a photography training course with the Royal Photographic Society, and then asked them to shoot photos with a "My London" theme. Currently, 80 of the cameras have been returned, and over 2,500 photos were developed. Continue reading to see some of the highlights, along with a video explaining the project.

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Bett Mobil Volkswagen Camper

Why bother with a giant RV for road trips, when you could just get a Bett Mobile for your Volkswagen Transporter. This nifty accessory transforms the van into a full-fledged camper, which includes an upper slide-out bedroom that fits inside the tailgate, a wash area module w/sink + 20L fresh water tank, a 10L waste water tank, 50L compressor fridge, and a storage compartment for a camping toilet. The cooking module sports a canister stove and storage space for all your cooking tools. An optional outdoor kitchen is also available. A total camper package will set you back anywhere from $13,144 to $16,865. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Tesla P85D owner who managed to go 452.8-miles on a single charge.

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Waterfall Restaurant

There are concept restaurants, and then this one, at the Villa Escudero Resort in the Philippines, that takes outdoor dining to a whole new level. Each seat is located right at the foot of the Labasin Falls waterfall, enabling diners to grub on local cuisine at handmade bamboo tables while soaking in a majestic waterfall, literally. You're encouraged to get up from your seat as you wait for your entree and lie up against the rushing water covered wall for a refresher. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Seagaia Ocean Dome

The Seagaia Ocean Dome was one of the world's largest Polynesia-themed indoor waterparks, located in Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan. The Ocean Dome measured 300-meters in length and 100-meters in width, and featured a retractable roof, fire-spitting volcano, artificial sand, palm trees, and the world's largest indoor wave pool. No matter the season, its sky was always blue, while the air temperature was locked in at 86° F, with the water at 82° F. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge

The Kolarbyn Eco-lodge in Sweden's Berslagen Forest boasts huts that look to be straight from Middle Earth. These 12 huts are based on the shelters that loggers used in the winter centuries ago, and guests live by candlelight, cook food over an open fire, as well as sleep in sheepskin. At just $60 per night, you can't expect any extravagant luxuries, but long hikes, wildlife encounters and beautiful hikes are definitely possible. Continue reading for another video captured during the winter and additional pictures.

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Devil's Pool Victoria Falls

Devil's Pool is no optical illusion, it's created each year at the fringes of Victoria Falls, when the dry season reduces water levels to create the ultimate infinity pool. Hundreds of daredevils descend to the falls, located on Zambia's border with Zimbabwe, clambering across rocks and wading through shallows across the precipice to reach the pool. As you can see in the images, the most of the bunch actually jump in and allow themselves to be carried towards the falls at terrifying speed. They are just inches from the edge when the rock lip brings them to a halt as the raging waters of the Zambezi crash over the edge. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Airship Hangar Indoor Waterpark

Originally used to house gigantic airships, this super-massive hangar has been given a second life as the world's largest indoor tropical resort, which can be enjoyed in rain, shine or snow. Located in the countryside between Dresden and Berlin, the building was modified to bring in more natural light, and its huge doors were welded shut to maintain a comfortable 79° Fahrenheit temperature year round. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Solar-Powered Finolhu Villas

Yes, these over-water bungalows actually exist, and can be found at the Finolhu Villas resort on Kaafu Atoll in The Maldives. They were designed by Yuji Yamazaki to have as little impact as possible on the pristine and breathtaking environment that surrounds it. The 5-star resort is not only set on a 13-acre island, but is entirely solar-powered. The panels generate about a megawatt of energy per day, with excess stored for inclement weather. The island also boasts a desalination tank that yields a self-sufficient water supply. Continue reading for an aerial drone video of the resort, more pictures and additional information.

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Swiss Alps Camping

Tired after a day of mountain climbing in the alps? Forget camping, and stay at the Refuge Gervasutti. It's basically a solar-powered hut that hangs precariously over the edge of a glacier. Built by Italian architects LEAPfactory, this shelter was flown in via helicopter, and features a living room, kitchen w/dining table, bunk beds, storage closets, touchscreen computer to keep you updated on current weather conditions, and a massive circular window to soak in the majestic views. Continue reading for a video showing the hike up to the tube and additional pictures.

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